Team Fortress 2D, Anyone?

By Jim Rossignol on September 20th, 2008 at 3:11 pm.


This has to be one of the finest entries to TIGSource’s awesome Bootleg Demakes competition. It’s Gang Garrison II, a demake of the peerless Team Fortress 2. It’s a two-dimensional version of the red-vs-blue class-based game we all know and love. In fact it’s almost the same game… only flatter. It’s got network code, heavies, snipers, scouts, the lot. There’s a video of it in action after the link, but I think you should just download it and host a server – anyone can do it!


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  1. Matt says:

    And if you host a server and post it here, I’d love you forever.

    The loading and main screen are entertaining, but playing a game would be better.

    edit: I saw one server show up for a few minutes on the lobby screen, but I kept getting connection-failed errors. :(

  2. nabeel says:

    Wow, that is pretty awesome.

    nabeel

  3. suchchoices says:

    My favourite entry so far is Little Girl in Underland

  4. MedO says:

    We’re on RPS! Woohoo!

    The version linked here is the Compo version that was submitted before the deadline. Please check the latest posts in the forum if you want to try the most recent version (b19 currently). It *maybe* fixes the networking bugs and contains some balancing changes and other additions. It’s still a work in progress though.

  5. Dr_demento says:

    Looks a lot like the sublime Soldat. More people should play that.

  6. Naurgul says:

    I tried it a few days ago but the lack of players prevented me from actually getting a feel for the game. It has a nice style, though, that much I admit. Maybe we should organise a RPS session at some point?

    PS: I got disconnected too the other day time and time again. Today I didn’t play it enough to get to that part, I guess

  7. Nero says:

    Found a server the I played on a bit, and it’s very well done. At the end I came back to my main TF2 class, medic, and it was awesome.

  8. Rob says:

    Having not played TF2 for months, this reminded me what I loved about that game.

    @MedO
    If you’re reading this, there’s an exploit in that the intel can be taken into the supply room, stopping the game. You probably knew already but just in case.

  9. Vitalis says:

    Been putting off checking this out after seeing it in a number of places.

    Had a quick blast few mins ago, actually quite impressed- very amusing in very not quite sure why sort of way, verisimilitude I guess.

    (6 syllable words are great =p)

  10. Benjamin Finkel says:

    Change class to Q. Lovely Easter Egg.

    Ben

  11. Mogs says:

    ‘Anyone?’

    Nope.

  12. manintheshack says:

    Tis an awesome demake. The music and graphics are perfectly done. It’s a bizarre coincidence that I posted about this on my blog yesterday! Or is it..?

  13. raigan says:

    You should check out Buddy Base 2 — possibly more interesting in that it’s a different kind of game (“1D” RTS like Medieval Clash/Steam Brigade) rather than a side-view FPS: http://isaacwilliams.net/uploads/buddybase2/demo01/

  14. Chis says:

    The moment I saw the screenshot I had a flashback.

    Interesting concept, fun video, but I must admit that having the “real thing” makes me unwilling to try this.

  15. Juxe says:

    I’ve played it a bit and I still can’t get the disguise and the sentry guns to work. (Perhaps somebody could offer a suggestion?)

  16. Rob says:

    @Juxe

    The sentry guns and disguises aren’t in the game as it stands.

  17. Sahagin says:

    This game is everything I hate about the internet.

  18. Juxe says:

    @Rob I thought they added it after the Tigsource deadline ?

  19. Kyle to the Jones says:

    The internet lag is pretty brutal, but it is still amazing

  20. TheDeadlyShoe says:

    Still a fan of House Globe. :)

  21. MarvintheParanoidAndroid says:

    @Sahagin: This game is everything I love about the internet.

    Hopped on a server earlier and it got up to a good 6v6, fantastic.

  22. MindBrain says:

    Sorry you are wrong Hitler TF2 rocks

  23. The Apologist says:

    I just want the music on MP3! It’s amazing.

  24. Corbeaubm says:

    If you think this idea is cool, Soldat has been doing something similar (and better) for a long time now: http://www.soldat.pl/

  25. Synnah says:

    I was wondering when RPS was going to pick up on this! It encourages me greatly to hear that people liked my music. Should anyone wish to download the main theme, it’s available here: http://willhostforfood.com/?Action=download&fileid=32577

  26. TuRkEy says:

    The article title on this one is a little confusing, since there is actually another Team Fortress game called “TF2D” or “Team Fortress 2D”, just YouTube it.

    Half-Life Library Article on Gang Garrison 2:
    http://halflifelibrary.com/wiki/Gang_Garrison_2

  27. 0_0 says:

    Look for the newer versions. We are somewhere around version 40 where sentries and spies work.

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    Love the music!

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