Team Fortress turns 15 today, Valve throws party
Well, if you can call free hats and weapons as ‘party’.
Here is a bit of history on Team Fortress if you hadn’t known: The game was designed by Robin Walker, John Cook and Ian Caughley in 1996. It started out as a mod for Quake, which amassed a huge fan following quickly. In a fairy tale turn of events, Valve, with its sharp eye for talent, approached the trio and cordially invited them to work for the famed company. They took a while, but Team Fortress 2 eventually came about in 2007, packaged in the attractive Orange Box.
And today is the franchise’s 15th birthday and to mark the occasion, Valve has thrown a virtual party! Well, sort of – much like every year, players can pick up free stuff as presents, and for this year it’s:
- A free party hat!
- A free noisemaker that will have unlimited uses on Team Fortress’s birthday and can only be used each year on that day!
- Free cake and gifts (in the form of remodeled health kits and ammo packs)!
- The Team Fortress Birthday Beach Ball!
- The Celebration Gib, which causes gibbed players to explode in a shower of balloons and confetti!