The May issue of Develop is packed with great features, including an in-depth look at the unique creative culture at Valve

Valve’s dev secrets revealed in Develop 116

This month’s new issue of Develop is available now, and along with a wealth of great content, includes an in depth look at the inner workings of Portal studio Valve.

In the article we’ve talked to all the senior staff responsible for one the year’s most critically acclaimed games, including Gabe Newell, Erik Johnson and Robin Walker, who reveal that Portal 2 was created in a culture unlike that seen at any other studio.

There’s also our annual game audio special, which includes contributions from a wide range of industry experts. Meanwhile the run down of the Develop Award nominees provides you with all the essential information for one of the industry’s biggest nights, while our Lionhead feature provides a look at the UK studio’s distinct creative process.

Additionally, Havok’s mobile tech goes under the microscope, while Ignition Entertainment explains how it harnessed NaturalMotion technology for its game El Shaddai. There’s also all the latest news, tools, tech and service news, and opinion from industry leaders.

The issue is available now to download as a PDF here, or you can view it in your browser here.

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