PC Gamer UK – March 2020
For a company that’s become such an ever-present staple of PC gaming today, Valve remains oddly mysterious. Rejecting tradition at every turn, it does things its own way (for better or worse), and seldom feels the need to explain itself.
Getting to step inside its doors, then, feels a bit like being invited into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, and Dota Under-lords is surely one of its most intriguing confections. The mod that became a game spawns a mod that has become a game. The story of how that happened, and what happens next, reveals much about how both Valve’s changed, and how it’s staying the same.