Announced today via their official blog , all twelve staff members over at Campo Santo, the development team behind indie breakout hit Firewatch, have agreed to join Valve Corporation where they will will continue to work on their next title, In the Valley of Gods.
Valve Corporation is known for some pretty popular video game franchises such as: Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, and Portal.
“The twelve of us at Campo Santo have agreed to join Valve, where we will maintain our jobs as video game developers and continue production on our current project, In the Valley of Gods .
From the day-to-day production of our last game, Firewatch , to the way we run the company, make merchandise, meet players at expos and shows, send out a quarterly literary journal, throw open-to-the-public game demos in the middle of an artificial forest—all of it is geared towards surprising, delighting, and entertaining the customers who have shared in our success.
In Valve we found a group of folks who, to their core, feel the same way about the work that they do (this, you may be surprised to learn, doesn’t happen every day).
Second, while visiting IGN’s headquarters in early 2015 to talk about Firewatch , we came across an undelivered 2011 Game of the Year Award for Portal 2 .
Both sides spoke about our values and how, when you get right down to it, we, as human beings, are hard-limited by the time we have left when it comes to making the things we care about and believe in.
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