Valve's Pipeline Program Will Help Introduce Hopeful Young Game Designers To The Industry

by Kyle Hilliard on Jul 14, 2013 at 07:12 AM

Valve has announced a new program called Pipeline designed to help teenagers interested in video game design answer some of their questions about the industry.

The program will help both Valve and young game designers. Valve has always hired industry veterans with lots of experience, but it has hired a group of inexperienced teenagers in order to, "See if we can take a group of high school students with minimal work experience and train them in the skills and methods necessary to be successful at a company like Valve." The teenagers will then share their experience and knowledge online on the Pipeline website.

You can find out more about Pipeline by checking out the video below, or heading to the website. Both the website and the video were created by the members of the Pipeline team.

[Source: Valve Pipeline via Endgadget]


Our Take
Valve always does things a little bit different – and this is especially different. It's these sort of experiments, however, that puts Valve on the cutting edge and has made it a successful company. It might also make Valve more open to bringing in young unproven talent, which would be especially helpful for young game designers interested in working for Valve, of which I am sure there are many.