Erik Wolpaw

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'''Erik Wolpaw''' is a writer at Valve, and the former webmaster of http// Old Man Murray.


Wolpaw the co-writer, along with Marc Laidlaw and Chet Faliszek, of the ''Half-Life 2 Episode One'', ''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'', and ''Portal'' stories. For the latter, he received the 2007 "Innovation" and "Game of the Year" awards from the http// GDC Awards, along with Kim Swift. He also co-wrote ''Portal 2''’s plot with Faliszek and Jay Pinkerton.http// GameInformer, April 2010 issue Wolpaw is married and of Jewish background.''The Final Hours of Portal 2''

He also co-wrote the story for the video game ''Psychonauts'', for which he also received a GDC Award in 2006. He is, with Faliszek, the creator of the now defunct website ''Old Man Murray''. He shares today an office at Valve Corporation|Valve with Faliszek and Laidlaw. The latter states about Wolpaw and Faliszek on his personal blog that "for years, Chet and Erik were legendary figures of mythic status to me. They still are, except now I can throw things over my shoulder and hit them."http// Not So Few Monstrosities  Links He attended Cleveland Heights High School.

On Valve's official website, his function is described as follows ''"Erik Wolpaw's father attended Yale, became a successful lawyer, got disbarred, lost everything, and went to jail for a while. Later, he and Erik lived in a horrible ghetto apartment where Erik used the Yale Alumni magazine to smash cockroaches. From this inauspicious start, Erik eventually went on to not graduate high school. Now he writes dialog for video games such as ''Psychonauts'' and ''Portal''. Prior to that he was a freelance writer and before that he co-founded Old Man Murray. It's not like he's a surgeon or anything, but it's not too bad, considering."''http// Company People on Valve's official website


==External links==

*http// Old Man Murray
*http// Valve's Writers And The Creative Process - interview of Marc Laidlaw|Laidlaw and Wolpaw
*http// Writer's Block Portal 2 Writers Roundtable on Game Informer

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