In November 2000, Timo Stripf began development of a game administration tool called Half-Life Server Watch (HLSW) which was capable of remotely administrating Half-Life, and it's modifications, game servers as well as allowing a user to view who was playing in the game server without actually joining the server as was required previously. The concept proved highly popular, even with the game's developer, Valve
Software, and over time, more games such as Quake, Call of Duty and Unreal Tournament were added making HLSW one of the most popular game administration tools available.
The HLSW game administration tool continues development under Stripf Software, which was founded by Timo Stripf. Today HLSW supports over 100 games and has been downloaded over 7 million times.