Originally Posted by Jeri Ellsworth
Yup. Got fired today. Time for new exciting projects.
Then word spread that around 25 employees were let go via Gamasutra:
Originally Posted by Gamasutra
We've been unable to determine an exact headcount, but phrases we've heard from affected employees describing the incident include "great cleansing" and "large decisions." We've seen the number "25" tossed around, but are unable to confirm this.
Finally, a poster on the Steam User forums compiled a partial list of possible names:
Jason Holtman - Director of Business Development
Moby Francke - character designer on Half Life 2 and the art lead on Team Fortress 2
Keith Huggins - film special effects
Tom Leonard - Valve since 2002, design and technology(programming)
Realm Lovejoy - Original Portal(Narbacular Drop), 3D Computer Animation
Marc Nagel - Tester, QA
Bay Raitt - 3D modeling and animation tools
Elan Ruskin - engine programmer, gameplay developer
Matthew Russell - 3D Computer Animation
Best of luck to those hit by these cuts.