Valve Software made headlines in the video game industry with its landmark 1998 first-person shooter game Half-Life and its 2004 sequel Half-Life 2. Although these games constitute a flagship franchise for the company, it's not the only big achievement they've had. They also created the horror game series Left 4 Dead and launched the Steam video game platform that has become a major distribution channel for many game companies, not just Valve. In the midst of this, Valve created a small game in 2007 that was probably meant to be a mini-game, but ended up being enjoyed by so many: Portal.
The 2007 video game Portal was a surprise hit. It was a relatively short game designed seemingly as an experiment, and it was first offered as essentially a bonus title in The Orange Box game pack from Valve Software. Who would've thought the small bonus title would be so widely well-received? Well, that's what happened. It must've made the people at Valve realize that they have another software gem in their hands, not just the Half-Life series or the Steam gaming platform. Four years later, the fans got what they wanted: the sequel game, Portal 2. As expected, it's a full-length game, not a short one. And as everyone had hoped, it's a very good one.
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Tobias Bilgery’s About Love Hate And The Other Ones is, alphabetically, the first game in my steam library. It also requires very little hard-drive space to run and I assumed it would take very little time to complete.
It's Dannis here from the 18th century Atlantic sea reviewing Queen Anne's Revenge by Quest Factory. The Clinic and Aztec put out some pretty high production games and I expected nothing less. Have you ever seen a ship in a bottle? Well, be prepared to see a ship in a box.
10,000,000. Even the name is intimidating. I was never any good at maths in school, so I see the title and I'm immediately reading it as "ten-thousand-thousand" and feel like a fool. First released in January 2013, and has been sat in my Steam library until a few months ago. The aim of the game? To score 10,000,000 points in one run.
Accepting our past is not always easy, especially if it involves the death of a beloved one. We want to go back in time, change what we said, change what we did, and maybe, change how the story went.
Whats going on guys, it's Dannis, and I’m still trying to process exactly what I just experienced. A game that I had so longed to play, has finally happened, Zoe. Let me tell you, the very first thing I heard about this game was that in the first ten days of being open, more than twenty teams forfeited their game. Zoe was too much for them to handle. Naturally I had to find out why so many people couldn’t handle it. I talked to my normal team to try and get us out there, but I was met with a unanimous, “HELL NO,” Zoe just had to wait. However, I was able to put together a different team of six to take on this game. How you might ask? By calling some friends that are escape enthusiasts, some “it's my birthday” guilt, and a whole lot of not telling them what they are walking into, until AFTER the game was booked, and we were standing outside the door.
Whats going on guys, it's Dannis here, and I was lucky enough to get out of this sick and twisted place. I don’t even know the guy's name, nor do I ever want to. Seemed like there were others before me, before us, but they didn’t make it. I guess me and my team just knew how to work together. Sorry bud, but we are not on the menu.
Whats going on guys? It's Dannis here, and I put my numerous hours of watching Indiana Jones and National Treasure to the test. After all my research, I found the Red Giant. Though it may not have thousands of years of collected artifacts that will change the course of history or a sacred chest that holds the Ark of the Covenant, that's besides the point. It's time for my name be in history.
Whats going on guys, it's Dannis here in 1493 taking on Davinci’s challenge at Quest Room to become his next apprentice. Not sure why the three of us are trying out for the same position when he’s only taking one person. Do we just share the prize? Or do we vote someone out. Can we just draw straws?
Strategic thinking has always been a valued trait in an individual, be it in education, the industry, or simply making life’s everyday decisions. While there is significant attention given to improving this skill, there is no necessity for these methods to be dull and reward-less.