Dario Casali

{{RWP Infobox
|name=Dario Casali
|image=Dario Casali 2006.jpg
|birth=July 28, 1974
|occupation=Level designer
|timeperiod=1996 – Present
'''Dario Casali''' is a level designer at Valve.
{{ParagraphQuote|Dario started designing levels for Doom while he was studying economics at the University of Oxford in England. After building ''Final Doom The Plutonia Experiment'' with his brother, he was invited to Valve where he discovered that it was actually possible to have a career in games. Upon graduating from Oxford in 1996, he decided that the finance world would just have to wait. After all these years in the U.S., Dario still stubbornly refuses to give up his accent, and happily endures being the subject of British jokes on a daily basis.|http//www.valvesoftware.com/company/people.html Source|August 17, 2014}}

Dario Casali's work contains some of the most popular deathmatch levels on the internet, including the ''Half-Life'' maps listed below, ''Team Fortress Classic'' 's ''Dustbowl'', and ''Team Fortress 2'' 's ''Gold Rush''. He also created a seven-level episode for ''Quake'' called ''Prodigy Special Edition''.
==Work for the ''Half-Life'' series==
===''Half-Life'' (1998)===
*Alien Research Lab
*Alien Research Labshttp//bluesnews.com/archives/aug97-2.html ''Half-Life'' Screenshots on Blue's News archive (August 15, 1997)
*Biological Waste Processing Plant
*Black Mesa desert
*Sector F
*Multiplayer maps
**''Crossfire (multiplayer map)|Crossfire''{{IA|20070728165411/http//planethalflife.gamespy.com/View.php?view{{=}}Interviews.Detail&id{{=}}9|Interview with Dario Casali|Planet Half-Life (July 15, 2004)}}
**''Snark Pit''
**''DoubleCross''http//archive.today/fgDuc New Valve Maps Released! on Planet Half-Life (February 17, 1999) (archived)
**''The Hill''

===''Half-Life 2'' (2004)===
*''Borealis (cut ship)|Borealis''http//www.gamespot.com/features/6112889/the-final-hours-of-half-life-2/p-2.html The Final Hours of ''Half-Life 2''
*City 17WC mappack

==Selected gameography==
*''Half-Life'' (1998)
*''Half-Life Opposing Force'' (1999)
*Half-Life (Dreamcast port)|''Half-Life'' (Dreamcast port) (2001)
*Half-Life (PlayStation 2 port)|''Half-Life'' (PlayStation 2 port) (2001)
*''Half-Life Blue Shift'' (2001)
*''Half-Life Source'' (2004)
*''Half-Life 2'' (2004)
*''Half-Life 2'' (Xbox port) (2005)
*''Half-Life 2 Lost Coast'' (2005)
*''Half-Life 2 Episode One'' (2006)
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'' (2007)
*''Portal'' (2007)
*''Portal Still Alive'' (2008)
*''Portal 2'' (2011)


==External links==
*{{IA|20120204085108/http//dcasali.com|Personal website}}
*{{Wikipedia|Casali_brothers|Casali brothers}}

CategoryLevel designers
CategoryValve employees