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En scen från Möt Tunga Artilleristen.
Måla mej tavlan.
Regissören angående filmer

Flera animerade kortfilmer har skapats av Valve för att marknadsföra Team Fortress 2. Dom mest framstående kortfilmerna finns i Möt laget-serien, som för fram alla klasser i varsin berättelse. Andra kortfilmer har handlat om större uppdateringar eller visat diverse spelutvecklingar, som till exempel skapandet av kartor. Dom flesta kortfilmerna är mellan tre och fyra minuter långa.


Lär känna laget-kortfilmerna

Nio legoknektar slår sej samman för ett jobb. Det utspelar sej i en medeltid i en tidsålder ganska lik den vi precis hadde. En enklare tid. Det finns tre TV-kanaler, ett telefonoperatör, och två förvaltningsbolag som i hemlighet styr alla regeringar i hela världen. Vardera styr dom varsin halva av jordklotet med en multi-disciplinerad pappersvändararme. För alla problem som inte har nån uppenbar byråkratisk lösning skickas legoknektar som dessa ut för att med brutalt våld ta itu med situationen. Nu är det din tur att lära känna laget.
— Tidigare Lär känna laget överblick
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Lär känna Spanaren
Släpptes 19 april 2008
Lär känna Soldaten
Släpptes 22 augusti 2007
Lär känna Pyromanen
Släpptes 27 juni 2012
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Lär känna Demoman
Släpptes 9 oktober 2007
Lär känna Tunga Artilleristen
Släpptes 14 maj 2007
Lär känna Ingenjören
Släpptes 11 september 2007
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Lär känna Läkaren
Släpptes 23 juni 2011
Lär känna Krypskytten
Släpptes 7 juni 2008
Lär känna Spionen
Släpptes 19 maj 2009
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Lär känna Smörgåsen
Släpptes 19 augusti 2008


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Trailer 1
Släpptes on July 19, 2006
Trailer 2
Släpptes August 21, 2006
Engineer Update Teaser
Släpptes 5 maj 2010
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Mac Update Trailer
Släpptes 10 juni 2010
Replay Update Teaser
Släpptes 7 maj 2011
Team Fortress 2 is Free to Play
Släpptes 23 juni 2011
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Mann vs. Machine
Släpptes 13 augusti 2012
Second Annual Saxxy Awards Teaser
Släpptes 28 november 2012
Robotic Boogaloo
Släpptes 17 maj 2013
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Adult Swim-reklamfilm
Släpptes on June 02, 2013
The Sound of Medicine
Släpptes 21 november 2013
Släpptes 17 juni 2014
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The Spoils of Love and War
Släpptes 18 juni 2014
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Lär känna din överman
Släpptes 6 juli 2016
Jungle Inferno
Släpptes 6 oktober 2017

Klipp från skapandet

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Illustrative Rendering in Team Fortress 2
Released on September 3, 2007
Skapandet av Viaduct
Released on August 21, 2009
Lär känna Sjukvårdaren borttagna klipp
Released on July 11, 2011

Meet the Team

TF2 started with nine mercs, each with his own distinct personality. Because they live inside a frantic multiplayer shooter, though, the only facets of those personalities people got to see were the screaming, shooting, and being-on-fire parts. Enter the Meet the Team shorts, showcasing the mercenaries in their off-hours—arguing with their parents, barking orders at their head collections, or just strumming a guitar by the campfire. Also we made a movie about a sandwich.
Meet the Team overview

The Meet the Team videos are a series of computer-animated shorts starring the various classes of Team Fortress 2.

The clips have their origins in audition scripts for the voice actors who played the likes of the Heavy, the Sniper, and the rest of the characters in the game. The first video in the series released in May 2007, Meet the Heavy, is almost word-for-word what Valve used to cast actor Gary Schwartz. The video was made on the heels of a Portal video used to promote the personality of that game. After the first short was released, viewers praised both the quality of the animation and the humour of the script, likening it to productions by professional animation studios such as Pixar. Due to this highly positive reception, Valve announced plans to release a Meet the Team video for each individual class in the game, with possible side-features for items and non-player characters such as Meet the Sandvich. Developer Robin Walker has stated that the shorts "tie in to the strategy we have with TF2 of continually updating the service... it makes a lot more sense. What the videos do is give ways for people who don't even have Team Fortress 2 yet to get some entertainment from the game. And that may turn them into TF2 players and customers."[1]

The series managed to influence the game itself in addition to simply being promotions for fans. Game writer Eric Wolpaw said creating the series "helped everyone on the team get a little bit more in tune with who that particular character was, so we just kept knocking them out and they kept on being popular". An example of the series' influence on the design of the game was the Sandvich. According to Walker, the item "came almost directly out of the movie... We felt the movie had justified and created a way for us to have a 'Sandvich' in the game and have that action [of eating it] make any kind of sense in our game world". Another item to be introduced after its appearance in the series was Jarate which was added after its debut in Meet the Sniper.

The series also assisted in the development of game technology. Valve used Meet the Heavy to test the facial animation system the studio was developing for Team Fortress 2. According to Walker, the new system "allowed our characters to have a much greater range of expressions than we were able to do in Half-Life... We wanted a test case for that". The resulting technology produced in the creation of the Meet the Team series now appears in the game when played on the highest graphical settings. Walker recalled that team's pleasure about "the expression on the Heavy at the end when he's shooting and screaming" was not fake, and was not just "this thing that the coolest bit in [the movie] was something that would happen in the game."[1]

Attendants of the Spike TV 2010 VGA (Video Game Awards) reported seeing a private screening of a cut of Meet the Medic during the event. The short was also shown to a user from the Steam Users' Forum upon his visit to Valve's head offices in Bellevue, Washington.[2] Soon after, an announcement for the release of Meet the Medic was posted on the TF2 Official Website, and the short was later officially released on YouTube on June 23, 2011.

Source Filmmaker

Huvudartikel: Source Filmmaker

Source Filmmaker is a video creation tool that manipulates the Source Engine to animate and record various scenes in game environments. The tool has been used by Valve to create promotion videos of their video games, the Meet the Team series in Team Fortress 2 and the introductory videos for both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. Source Filmmaker is capable of producing a wide range of cinematographic effects and techniques, such as motion blur and depth of field, and enables the use of significantly-higher quality textures for in-game models as depicted in the Meet the Team series.

The tool was made available via Steam on July 11, 2012. Download it on Steam.

See also


  1. a b "Valve Dreams Of Team Fortress 2 Movie, Divulges ‘Meet The Team’ Origins" by Stephen Totilo, Kotaku, May 31, 2009. Accessed July 16, 2011.
  2. "Back from Valve" on Steam Users' Forums, Political Gamer, posted March 22, 2011. Accessed June 18, 2011.

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