The lights are on
Over the last decade, Valve's reputation and sales numbers have
grown by leaps and bounds. Franchises like Left 4 Dead and Portal have been
introduced to fantastic critical and commercial reaction, resulting in
the company as a whole growing in size. As such, they started to
outgrow their 38,000 sq. ft. studio in Bellevue, Washington. This
month, the entire studio packed up and moved down the road a bit to a
brand-new location that will be almost three times as big when it's all
said and done.Check out our video below to see the old studio pre-move, the new studio under construction, and finally, the finished product.
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I love Valve's studios, looks like a really fun place to work with all the gaming relics and collectibles abound. Call me! :D
Valve is seriously an amazing company that cares about their employee's well being. Some of the stuff we couldn't show you due to time restraints were things like private, sound-proof booths for staffers to make personal calls (since there is little privacy in the cabals to encourage idea swapping) and showers on site since many people like biking to work. Also, when we were there the first time the entire company was getting ready to leave for a trip to Hawaii. You can tell that there is a lot of dedication and loyalty to the company, and in turn, respect.
Half Life 3. Half Life 3. Half Life 3. Half Life 3. Half Life 3. Half Life 3. Half Life 3. Half Life 3. Half Life 3. Half Life 3. Half Life 3. Half Life 3. Half Life 3.
Ditto x million
god ***, valve is awesome. i wanna work there.
This video is fantastic. It's basically, "Check out all these awesome things we have lying around here that any Half Life fan would kill for!"
Other development studios should take note of this. Granted, not all of them are as well off as Valve - but still. Happy employees make great games.
I know its just wishful thinking, but I'd like it if they would've teased at Episode 3 in this video. Possibly show something on one of the computer monitors if you are attentive enough to spot it?
Who am I kidding? Not going to happen. :(
Pretty cool. When you gonna video tour of your offices, Game Informer?
I wish I had that many knives. That would be sweet.
I've stopped hating on Valve too much now, since I'm going to finally get a PC capable of playing their games. For all of the stuff I've said about Valve, I'm sorry.
Haha what the hell was on Gabe's monitor?
I have ONE less knife than him. DAMNIT!
I can't wait to help them pay for all of that with the purchases of Portal 2 and Episode 3.
And WTF is a cabal? Like a cubicle?
Their studios are amazing! And you can tell how much Valve cares about their workers, with the snack area and everything. This game company puts all others to shame.
Man that is so awesome, Valve sounds like a really amazing company to work for. Snack space was probably my favorite part, lol. Man there was enough snacks in there to survive the apocalypse, the vault in the snack room was pretty funny to look at.
I thought those were photos of knifes