Saturday February 18, 2017

Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead Writer Leaves Valve

This follows Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw’s departure last year in January. Gee, I wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that Valve isn’t much of a game company anymore? Just sitting there and watching Gabe light up cigars with $100 bills gets old quick, I guess.

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Erik Wolpaw, best known as one of the more prominent writers at Half-Life and Steam house Valve Software, is leaving the company, according to a tip received by Gamasutra that matches up with a Facebook post from Wolpaw and a Twitter post from fellow Valve expat Marc Laidlaw. It’s a notable departure for Valve. Wolpaw, who joined Valve in 2004, has credits including Half-Life 2: Episode One, Episode Two, Portal, both Left 4 Dead games and other highly-notable titles. Wolpaw’s resignation comes a little over a year after Laidlaw, also an influential Valve writer, revealed that he’d left the company. Laidlaw’s credits include many of the same games on Wolpaw’s resume.