Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
March 23, 2019
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Longtime Valve writer Erik Wolpaw leaves company

Longtime Valve writer Erik Wolpaw leaves company

February 17, 2017 | By Kris Graft

February 17, 2017 | By Kris Graft
More: Design, Business/Marketing

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.

There’s no word yet on exactly what Wolpaw is up to next, though he’s credited as a writer on the upcoming Double Fine game, Psychonauts 2.

For an in-depth interview on Wolpaw and Laidlaw's work at Valve, check out this joint interview from 2009.

Related Jobs

Maximum Games
Maximum Games — Walnut Creek, California, United States

Release Manager
Phosphor Studios
Phosphor Studios — Chicago, Illinois, United States

UI Artist
Pixel Pool
Pixel Pool — Portland, Oregon, United States

Software Developer (Unreal Engine 4, Blueprint, C++)
Skybox Labs
Skybox Labs — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Senior Gameplay Animator

Loading Comments

loader image