Valve reaches out to students

Valve Pipeline

Company opens “pipeline” programme to nurture new talent.

Half-Life creator and Steam platform holder Valve Software has unveiled its “Pipeline” programme aimed at helping high schoolers make games.

Designed and run by Valve's own team of young interns, the programme aims to provide teenagers with all the information they need to get a start in the games industry, while also seeing how a team of youngsters performs within the company's halls.

“Pipeline is an experiment to see if we can take a group of high school students with minimal work experience and train them in the skills and methods necessary to be successful at a company like Valve,” explains the website.

“We want to establish a connection to the world of teenagers that are asking many questions about getting into the gaming industry. We look to answer many of these questions and are willing to reach out to the community and give them the information they need.”

Interested students are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible and submit questions for the team to consider, with the database of answers to be published within the next month “or so”.

Check out the introductory video below:

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