You can get a pretty good approximation of what it might have been like to have Team Fortress on your NES by checking out Eric Ruth’s demake of the game, Team Fortress Arcade. But what if the game had actually been released on the NES during its heyday? What would it look like? What would the package look like? Well artist, Steven F, answers both of those questions with his mockup of the title as a classic NES release.
I’ve stated before that my second favorite class to play in the awesome Team Fortress 2 game by Valve is our very own Claymation Werewolf…um, I mean the Medic. Watch the video, you can see how I sometimes get confused.
The original Team Fortress was created in 1996 by John Cook, Robin Walker, and Ian Caughley, it was a mod of the popular Quake software from id. In 1999 the development team was hired by Valve to port the game to their Half-Life engine and called Team Fortress Classic. It only took them 8 more years before they were ready to unleash Team Fortress 2 on the world!
By the way…Team Fortress 2 if you didn’t get a chance to watch the video is now free to play. Forever. So be sure to jump over to the Official Site so you can download it and join in on the fantastic mayhem!
Sometimes an interesting game just needs to be revisited. I played Gang Garrison a while ago, but hankering for some low res agro recently and decided to try playing again. Originally conceived for the 2008 TIGSource.com ‘Bootleg Demake’ competition, Gang Garrison 2 is a free multiplayer ‘demake’ of Valve’s Team Fortress 2 started by mrfredman and MedO with many developers later adding new features. With all 9 classes, many different TF2-inspired environments, and fast-paced, team-based, multiplayer gameplay represented, GG2 is the premier TF2 tribute/parody/alternative.
Gang Garrison 2 presents the player with 9 unique classes to use in frenetic, cooperative multiplayer action in a stylish and unique 8-bit style. Battle with your friends or others you encounter online through a whole range of vibrant maps; TF2 maps reimagined in 2D as well as a multitude of maps with all sorts of different looks and settings, all of which have been dreamed up and constructed by members of our community.