Offices: Bellevue, Washington
Valve is an entertainment software and technology
company founded in 1996. The company's debut
title, Half-Life, has won over 50 Game of
the Year Awards and was named Best PC Game
Ever in the November 1999, October 2001,
and April 2005 issues of PC Gamer, the world's
best-selling PC games magazine. In addition
to producing best-selling entertainment
titles, Valve is a developer of leading-edge
technologies such as the Source™ game engine
and Steam™, a broadband platform for the
delivery and management of digital content.
Offices: Albany, New York
Vicarious Visions is a creator of video
and computer games. They are a team of talented,
energetic, and highly motivated individuals.
Their people come from all areas of the
globe, so it brings a very diverse mix of
styles to their games. Vicarious Visions
makes great games based on innovation and
creativity. They work with leading game
publishers to reach broad audiences with
their content and technology.
Vision Scape Interactive
Offices: San Diego, California
Vision Scape Interactive is a proven production
studio that creates high quality 3D rendered
game cinematics and game art assets for
many of the top publishers in the interactive
entertainment industry. They meet high quality
game art needs at low production costs.
Their extensive experience developing digital
art assets combined with excellent project
management have earned them a reputation
among their clients as a high quality and
extremely professional solution to external
production. VSI's goal is to make your external
production experience seamless to your production
process and to lend their art expertise
to the process.
Offices: Champaign, Illinois
Volition now has approximately 150 full-time
staff, and continues to grow. their next
upcoming title will be Saint's Row, and
they are working on a number of other as-yet
unannounced titles for next-gen consoles.
Volition released The Punisher for PS2,
Xbox, and PC. By mutual agreement of its
founders, Parallax split into two closely-affiliated
companies, Volition and Outrage Entertainment.
In 2000 Volition was acquired by THQ, and
Summoner was released for the PS2. It was
the first of five games that Volition ultimately
made for the PS2.