One of our artists, Dane Olds, informed me that he and some other folks at the office (see the team photo above) played a couple of friendly matches of Team Fortress II against the developers over a Breakaway, ltd. I asked Dane to write up a little post-game wrap report. Here’s what Dane had to say:
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Greetings fellow sufferers,
We at BreakAway invite you to deepen your suffering this Thursday at 7pm EST. The game is TF2 and the conclusion is foregone. On the other hand, it is our sincere and fervent hope that you find the experience educational as well as painful. You may host the server, using the leftovers from your fine company’s private-jet bar allowance.
Cake and grief counseling will be provided after the match’s conclusion.
your friends at BreakAway
The Beat Down
As it turns out our friends over at BreakAway were correct. The conclusion was indeed forgone, our crack team of TF2 players absolutely stomped the competition. I’m going to speak for all of us on the TF2 team and say that we found the match to be very educational. We were able to see what happens when a team’s defense falls to pieces when we rolled over them in dust bowl. It might have been the fastest victory in the history of Team Fortress 2. I can’t be sure as I didn’t know at the beginning of the match that I should be timing it. In this regard I’m sure the match was especially painful for BreakAway.
On a more serious note the match was a total blast. The guys at BreakAway were a ton of fun to play with and were very good sportsmen. The first match of the night was played on 2Fort. The match went in to overtime as Breakaway had 2 captures and we had 1. In overtime we turned it around by killing half their team in the initial rush and sauntered in to claim our victory.
The next map was Dust Bowl and we were on defense. We managed to hold them at the first shack for quite a while but they managed to edge us out of there with a few well placed rockets. They made a valiant attempt but were unable to capture our second point.
Well… You know how the match went when we were attacking.
So in conclusion I’d like to say thank you to Break Away for an awesome match. And if there are any other dev studios that would like to take a crack at us. You know where to find us.