Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
July 11, 2020
arrowPress Releases

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

 Half-Life 2  and  Portal  writer Erik Wolpaw has rejoined Valve

Half-Life 2 and Portal writer Erik Wolpaw has rejoined Valve

January 4, 2019 | By Chris Kerr

Update: In a statement given to Polygon, Wolpaw clarified that he's working with Valve on a contractual basis, where his duties involve assisting writers Jay Pinkerton, Steve Jaros, and Sean Vanaman with their respective projects.​

“I’ve been helping Pinkerton and Jaros and Vanaman whenever they need it," Wolpaw said via email. 

"It’s been busier on that front lately, but I’m not currently a full time employee. My main gig is still delivering juice for my niece Jodi’s vegan juice shop plus an unpaid internship playing Slay the Spire three hours a day."

Newsbrief: Half-Life 2 and Portal writer Erik Wolpaw has rejoined Valve nearly two years after leaving the studio. 

Wolpaw departed the company in February 2017 after over a decade at the studio, during which time he worked on a menagerie of popular titles including Half-Life 2: Episode One, Episode Two, Portal, and both Left 4 Dead games. 

His return was initially spotted by Reddit user Trenchman, who spied Wolpaw's name in the credits for Valve's latest release Artifact. Trenchman then reached out to Valve boss Gabe Newell, who replied to confirm the news (with Valve News Network confirming the legitimacy of the email).

It's unclear what convinced Wolpaw to return, although it probably has something to do with Half-Life 3

Related Jobs

Disbelief — Chicago, Illinois, United States

Senior Technical Artist
Klang Games GmbH
Klang Games GmbH — Berlin, Germany

Technical Producer
innogames — Hamburg, Germany

PHP Game Developer - Grepolis
Klang Games GmbH
Klang Games GmbH — Berlin, Germany

Senior Level Artist

Loading Comments

loader image