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Aaron Barber

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Aaron Barber is currently employed by Valve as a Game Designer and Animator.

After briefly studying music at the University of Oregon, Aaron left school to work as a full-time musician. Playing drums and percussion steadily for about 6 years, he quickly tired of all the travel. His music career brought him to California where he ended up going back to school to study Engineering and Computer Science at UCLA. During his Senior year, he got a job in the UCLA Medical Center developing websites, building virtual worlds, and displaying medical data in 3d using VRML and Java.

At that same time, he became obsessed with playing games and building levels for Duke Nukem and Quake. During late night hours, he built many popular single-player levels and worked with several Internet groups doing mods. His late night hobby turned into a career overnight when he accepted a job at Xatrix Entertainment, working on titles such as the Redneck Rampage series, Quake 2 mission pack, and Kingpin.

Upon joining Valve in 1999, Aaron returns home to the Northwest where he currently attends architecture and design classes in his spare time.

Credited on 26 games

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Quake II (2023, Windows) Additional Level Design
Aperture Desk Job (2022, Windows) Valve
Artifact: Foundry (2021, Windows) Valve
Half-Life: Alyx (2020, Windows) Valve
Dota: Underlords (2019, Windows) Valve
Artifact (2018, Windows) Valve
The Lab (2016, Windows) Valve is
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012, Windows) Valve
Portal 2 (2011, Windows) Personnel
Alien Swarm (2010, Windows) Valve
Left 4 Dead 2 (2009, Xbox 360) Valve
Left 4 Dead (2008, Windows) Development Team
Portal: Still Alive (2008, Xbox 360) Personnel
Half-Life 2: Episode Two (2007, Windows) Valve
The Orange Box (2007, Xbox 360) Valve
Portal (2007, Windows) Valve Corporation
Half-Life 2: Episode One (2006, Windows) Valve
Half-Life 2 (2005, Xbox) Valve
Half-Life: Source (2005, Windows) Valve is
Counter-Strike: Source (2004, Windows) Valve

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