List of the devs of HL3 & L4D3 and what the hell Church & Hocking are working on

#1
Sources:
- http://www.valvetime.net/threads/va...-more-hl3-l4d3-source-2-groups-expand.243965/
- Me

Games:
Half-Life 3
Adam Foster <- creator of the HL2 mod "Minerva" was hired to work on EP3 but ended up working on Portal 2 and its ARGs. He is a BRILLIANT level designer.
Alex Vlachos <- One of the company's main engine developers. He is responsible for introducing post processing effects in Source with The Orange Box games among other things. It's important to note, 2.5 months ago, he wasn't on the list. I hope that means the HL3 project has left the pre-production stage and he joined the team properly.
Alexander Mark
Alireza Razmpoosh
Andy Nisbet
Ariel Diaz
Bill Van Buren
Bill Fletcher
Chris Chin
Chris Green
Jess Cliffe <- CS co-creator.
Dario Casali
David Speyrer
David Feise
Erik Robson
Erik Wolpaw <- Portal 1 & 2 writer.
Jan-Peter Ewert
Jeremy Bennett
Jean Rochefort
Jeff Lane
Jeff Ballinger
Jeff Hameluck
Jim Hughes
Jim Murray
John Guthrie
Josh Weier
Karl Whinnie
Kelly Bailey <- Valve's "lead" musician responsible for the music in HL1 & 2, EP1, EP2 and Portal 1 that left the company in 2011. He appears to be back.
Ken Birdwell
Ken Banks
Marc Laidlaw <- Lead HL writer. If you love/hate the HL story, he is the guy that writes it. These days he writes Dr. Breen fanfic.
Matt Alderman
Matt Charlesworth
Michael Coupland
Paul Pepera <- Halo 4 concept artist joined the company in March 2013.
Paul Thuriot
Randy Lundeen
Roland Shaw
David Sawyer
Steve Kalning
Ted Backman
Ted Carson
Thorsten Scheuermann
Tristan Reidford
Torsten Zabka
Steve Bond <- HL designer. He left Valve at some point but he appears to be back. Newell once said "Look, getting game of the year won't be good enough for guys like [designer] Steve Bond. If Half-Life 2 isn't viewed as the best PC game of all time, it's going to completely bum out most of the guys on this team."
Half-Life 3 Core
Adam Foster
David Speyrer
Jean Rochefort
Jeff Lane
Jim Hughes
Karl Whinnie
Kelly Bailey
Ken Banks
Michael Coupland
Sergiy Migdalskiy
L4D3
Aaron Barber
Aaron Halifax
Alex Vlachos
Alexander Mark
Alireza Razmpoosh
Andy Nisbet
Ariel Diaz
Bank Charnchaichujit
Brett English
Andrew Burke
Cam Fielding
Chris Chin
Chet Faliszek <- L4D1&2 lead writer
Jess Cliffe <- CS co-creator's is in this list as well
Clint Hocking <- Creative Director of Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Far Cry 2.
Daniel Jennings
Dario Casali
Dave Kircher
David Feise
Dirk Gregorius
Don Holden
Doug Church <- worked on Ultima Underworld, System Shock, Thief
Doug Wood
Eric Kirchmer
Eric Douglas Strand
Eric Tams
Erik Robson
Erik Wolpaw <- Portal 1&2's writer is in this list as well
Garret Rickey
Iestyn Bleasdale-Shepherd
James Cunliffe
Jan-Peter Ewert
Jason Brashill
Jeremy Bennett
Jeff Ballinge
Jeff Hameluck
Jim Murray
John Guthrie
Josh Weier
Karen Prell <- Portal 2's Wheatley animator. Also worked on L4D1&2.
Karl Whinnie
Kelly Bailey <- as in the HL3 list he appears to be back
Kelly Thornton
Ken Birdwell
Ken Banks
Kerry Davis
Marcus Egan
Matt Alderman
Matt Charlesworth
Mike Morasky
Paul Pepera
Paul Thuriot
Phil Co
Philip Lafornara
Randy Lundeen
Reuben Fries
Roland Shaw
David Sawyer
Sergiy Migdalskiy
Steve Kalning
Steve Kody
Ted Backman
Ted Carson
Tejeev Kohli
Thorsten Scheuermann
Tristan Reidford
Torsten Zabka
Wade Schin
Steve Bond <- as above Steve Bond seems to be back.
Will Smith
Yasser Malaika
L4D3 Audio
David Feise
Emily Ridgway
Kelly Thornton
Marcus Egan
Mike Morasky
Roland Shaw
L4D3 Developers
Chris Green
Dirk Gregorius
Don Holden
Doug Church
Eric Tams
Garret Rickey
Iestyn Bleasdale-Shepherd
Josh Weier
Kerry Davis
Reuben Fries
Sergiy Migdalskiy
Ted Carson
Tejeev Kohli
Thorsten Scheuermann
Stars of Blood (<- cancelled game)
Andrea Wicklund
Iestyn Bleasdale-Shepherd
Jeff Unay
Ken Birdwell
Matt Charlesworth
Paul Thuriot
Steve Kalning
Ted Backman
Ted Kosmatka
Episode 3 (<- likely.. cancelled game)
Andrea Wicklund
Bill Van Buren
Bill Fletcher
Brian Jacobson
Bronwen Grimes
David Spreyer
Gautam Babbar
Iestyn Bleasdale-Shepherd
Jay Stelly
Jeremy Bennett
Jeep Barnett
Jim Hughes
Nick Maggiore
Phil Co
Steve Kalning
Ted Backman
Tim Larkin
Tobin Buttram
Tristian Reidford
Vitaliy Genkin
Episode 3 movie (<- likely the "previously on HL2" recap video)
Bill Van Buren
Brian Jacobson
David Spreyer
Jeremy Bennett
Marc Scaparro
FStop (<- cancelled game that Valve could return to some day):
Dota (<- there were many groups with the Dota name, I only have this. Unknown if it refers to Dota 2, or the team playing Dota1, or anything else. However I don't remember the existence of a "Dota 2" group. But I could be mistaken..):
Aaron Nicholls
Abdul Ismail <- aka IceFrog
Adrian Finol
Drew Wolf
Ben McKenzie
Bill Clark
Brandon Reinhart
David White
Dhabih Eng
Eric Tams
Erik Johnson
Grant McVicar
Ido Magal
Jakob Jungels
James Redd
Jeff Bellinghausen
Jeffrey Hill
John Morello
Jonathan Sutton
Josh Date
Josh Weier
Kyle Sommer
Lena Hur
Matt Boone
Matthias Kubr
Mike Ambinder
Paul Thuriot
Phil Co
Robin Walker
Scott Dalton
Torsten Zabka
Will Smith
Matt Wood
Zachary Franks
Engine:
Source 2
Jan-Peter Ewert
Jeff Smith
Kelly Bailey
Landon Dyer
Mike Morasky
Rich Geldreich
Roland Shaw
Stefan Landvogt
Ted Carson
Source2 Artists
Aaron Barber
Adam Foster
Alireza Razmpoosh
Andy Nisbet
Ariel Diaz
Andrea Wicklund
Chris Chin
Chet Faliszek
Jess Cliffe
Dario Casali
Eric Kirchmer
Jason Brashill
Jeremy Bennett
Jeff Ballinger
Jim Hughes
Jim Murray
Ken Birdwell
Ken Banks
Matt Charlesworth
Paul Pepera
Randy Lundeen
Rich Geldreich
David Sawyer
Steve Kalning
Steve Kody
Ted Backman
Tristan Reidford
Wade Schin
Source2 Builds
Aaron Nicholls
Ted Carson
Source2 Characters
Ariel Diaz
Jeff Hameluck
Jim Murray
Keith Lango
Ken Birdwell
Paul Thuriot
Steve Kalning
Ted Carson
Source2 Entities
Dario Casali
Dirk Gregorius
Doug Church
Garret Rickey
John Guthrie
Kerry Davis
Kutta Srinivasan
Mike Morasky
Rich Geldreich
Roland Shaw
David Sawyer
Ted Carson
Steve Bond
Source2 Minidumps
Aaron Nicholls
Aaron Seeler
Alex Vlachos
Brian Jacobson
Chris Green
Dave Kircher
David Speyrer
Don Holden
Doug Church
Eric Tams
Garret Rickey
Iestyn Bleasdale-Shepherd
Jay Stelly
Jen Carlson
Karl Whinnie
Kerry Davis
Michael Coupland
Shanon Drone
Sergiy Migdalskiy
Ted Carson
Thorsten Scheuermann
Yahn Bernier
Source2 Proto-games
Ariel Diaz
Ted Carson
Source2 Tools
Aaron Barber
Aaron Nicholls
Aaron Seeler
Adam Foster
Alex Vlachos
Ariel Diaz
Bronwen Grimes
Dario Casali
Dave Kircher
David Speyrer
Don Holden
Iestyn Bleasdale-Shepherd
Ivan Simoncini
Jay Stelly
Jeff Lane
Jeff Hameluck
Jeff Smith
Jen Carlson
Jim Hughes
Joe Demers
Karl Whinnie
Ken Birdwell
Ken Banks
Kutta Srinivasan
Michael Coupland
Mike Morasky
Paul Pepera
Rich Geldreich
Roland Shaw
David Sawyer
Stefan Landvogt
Steve Kalning
Ted Carson
Tejeev Kohli
Thorsten Scheuermann
Wade Schin
Yahn Bernier
Source2 Triage
Aaron Seeler
Brian Jacobson
Chris Green
Source2_Assertions
Dave Kircher
Kerry Davis
Ted Carson
Source2_Contentassertions
Dave Kircher
Ted Carson
Source2Dev
Aaron Nicholls
Aaron Seeler
Adam Foster
Alex Vlachos
Brian Jacobson
Bronwen Grimes
Chris Green
Daniel Jennings
Dave Kircher
David Speyrer
Dirk Gregorius
Don Holden
Iestyn Bleasdale-Shepherd
Jason Mitchell
Jay Stelly
Jeff Lane
Jeff Hameluck
Jeff Smith
Jen Carlson
Jim Hughes
Joe Demers
Karl Whinnie
Kelly Bailey
Ken Birdwell
Ken Banks
Kutta Srinivasan
Matt Alderman
Michael Coupland
Mike Morasky
Rich Geldreich
David Sawyer
Shanon Drone
Sergiy Migdalskiy
Stefan Landvogt
Steve Kalning
Ted Carson
Tejeev Kohli
Thomas Koehler
Thorsten Scheuermann
Wade Schin
Steve Bond
Will Smith
Yahn Bernier
Jay Stelly
Yahn Bernie
Hardware / Software:
Steam Box:
Alfred Reynolds
Drew Bliss
Anna Sweet
Atman Binstock
Brian Deen
Ben Jackson
Bruce Dawson
Chris Boyd
Christen Coomer
Claire Gottschalk
David White
Eric Hope
Greg Coomer
Jan-Peter Ewert
Jeff Bellinghausen
Jeff Cain
Jeff Keyzer
Jeff Smith
John McCaskey
John Vert
Kassidy Gerber
Kutta Srinivasan
Louis Barinaga
Matt Alderman
Michael Abrash
Mike Sartain
Matt Rhoten
Pierre-Loup Griffais
Philip Lafornara
Rich Geldreich
Sam Lantinga
Scott Ludwig
Stefan Landvogt
Apps
Alden Kroll
Augusta Butlin
Brandon Idol
Caleb Benefiel
Christen Coomer
Greg Coomer
Jan-Peter Ewert
Jared Christen
Jacob Smith
Kassidy Gerber
Kurtis Chinn
Kyle Davis
Mario D'onofrio
Mark Richardson
Mike Dunkle
Nathaniel Blue
Neil Kaethler
Philip Lafornara
Pieter Wycoff
Reuben Fries
Tom Bui
Will Smith
 
#2
I really want to know what a Left 4 Dead 3 with Clint Hocking on it looks like. A crazy emergent monster!

Edit: Oh gosh, Minerva was so good.
 
#6
Do we know the difference between "Half-Life 3" and "Half-Life 3 Core"?
Half-Life 3 is the casual iteration of the game for modern hipster gamers; ADS, regenerating health, direction arrows for the player, infinite sprinting.

Half-Life 3 Core is for core players, the old school, basically the opposite of all that.
 
#10
Strange, I wonder if L4D is a more systemic experience this time. It still needs to be accessible of course, but maybe a little more Stalker?
 
#13
I just attended a presentation by Adam Foster a couple weeks ago where he talked about how he ended up at Valve and the work he did on the ARG that revealed Portal 2. Guy is a genius. Of course he wouldn't say a word about what he's currently working on.
 
#21
Added note about Steve Bond in the OP.

HL designer. He left Valve at some point but he appears to be back. Newell once said "Look, getting game of the year won't be good enough for guys like [designer] Steve Bond. If Half-Life 2 isn't viewed as the best PC game of all time, it's going to completely bum out most of the guys on this team."
 
#30
Episode 3 (<- likely.. cancelled game) team:
Andrea Wicklund
Bill Van Buren
Bill Fletcher
Brian Jacobson
Bronwen Grimes
David Spreyer
Gautam Babbar
Iestyn Bleasdale-Shepherd
Jay Stelly
Jeremy Bennett
Jeep Barnett
Jim Hughes
Nick Maggiore
Phil Co
Steve Kalning
Ted Backman
Tim Larkin
Tobin Buttram
Tristian Reidford
Vitaliy Genkin
Episode 3 movie (<- likely the "previously on HL2" recap video) team:
Bill Van Buren
Brian Jacobson
David Spreyer
Jeremy Bennett
Marc Scaparro
 
#31
Most of the names on the HL3 list are in Ep.2's credits, so at least that's consistent. They also seem to be on L4D3's much bigger list, so no doubt that's their main priority at Valve right now. Adam Foster being one of the few exceptions; that guy came here to do Half-Life 3 and he's committed, goddamnit.
 
#34
lol, has there been any kind of reaction to the leaks from anyone in Valve?

Can't believe they've just let HL3's existence come out in such a way. A megaton delivered in the form of a long, wheezing fart.
 
#35
Most of the names on the HL3 list are in Ep.2's credits, so at least that's consistent. They also seem to be on L4D3's much bigger list, so no doubt that's their main priority at Valve right now. Adam Foster being one of the few exceptions; that guy came here to do Half-Life 3 and he's committed, goddamnit.
Only 7 of the HL:Episode 3 developers are working on HL3 currently. Not sure what happened with the project, but a lot of these developers either do no work at Valve anymore or they moved on to undisclosed projects (a couple worked on SOB as well).

I think it's possible Episode 2 developers went straight to HL3, while other members continued to try to finish Episode 3. It looks like, at some point, they were being worked on simultaneously.
 
#36
Dario Casali is on those lists too, pretty legendary level designer.
Oh yeah, from The Plutonia Experiment! He was heavily involved in the Siege at the inn, Dog v Strider, and the big final Strider battle in Episode 2, which are some of the best parts of that game.

That reminds me, is Iikka Keränen still there? I know he was involved in the map design for TF2, even had some commentaries. Came a long way from making awesome Doom maps.
 
#39
Steam Box team:

Alfred Reynolds
Drew Bliss
Anna Sweet
Atman Binstock
Brian Deen
Ben Jackson
Bruce Dawson
Chris Boyd
Christen Coomer
Claire Gottschalk
David White
Eric Hope
Greg Coomer
Jan-Peter Ewert
Jeff Bellinghausen
Jeff Cain
Jeff Keyzer
Jeff Smith
John McCaskey
John Vert
Kassidy Gerber
Kutta Srinivasan
Louis Barinaga
Matt Alderman
Michael Abrash
Mike Sartain
Matt Rhoten
Pierre-Loup Griffais
Philip Lafornara
Rich Geldreich
Sam Lantinga
Scott Ludwig
Stefan Landvogt
You'll notice, as expected, pretty much no one from the game teams is on this.