Team Fortress is no stranger to success in the avid video gamer universe and has been played by millions of people worldwide. Team Fortress is part of a strong roster of online first person shooter and team games put out by Valve, makers of Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike, Left 4 Dead and Portal. Each of these titles are highly popular and big sellers in the gamer community. Team Fortress was originally released in 1996 and currently still boast over 60,000 users a day.
A player can either choose to be on the red or on the blue team. On community maps or through the use of custom skins, players may also choose to be on a green or yellow team. The objectives of play can vary, including traditional objectives such as capture the flag or controlling a point(s) on the map.
Team Fortress Video Game Cinematic
Team Fortress In Real Life: Indie Fan Film
Games franchises as popular and long lasting as Team Fortress are known to acquire a cult following. These fan boys will dress up as characters from the game, do inspired art work, write their own story lines and even create levels that can be added into game play called mods. This group of enthusiastic supporters managed to shoot their own indie short film based on the protagonists in the game. Check out this real life version of the Team Fortress story line.
And for the aspiring special/visual FX artists out there, below is a breakdown of how they did Team Fortress fan film, including the compositing and 3D animation.
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