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The Team Fortress 2 Indie Rumble! was put together to provide independent video game developers an organized, casual yet still competitive environment to play TF2.

With the help and support of ModDB, we hope to bring developers closer together by arming each and every one of them with a baseball bat, axe, bonesaw or other bludgeoning tool, tossing them in a closed arena and encouraging them to duke it out.

The Indie Rumble! is invitation-only. We would like to get 16 teams involved for Season Zero of the league.

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Recap of Indie Rumble's trial run including a short highlight video of the 2-hour-long event, the full 35 minutes of the Team Fortress 2 match between the Isotx/Iron Grip: Warlord and Pirates, Vikings and Knights II teams as well as the complete audio recordings of the interviews held with both development teams.

Posted by AndY on Sep 23rd, 2008

Better late than never..

The first Indie Rumble! was a blast. For a trial run, it went as well as could be expected. Developers and testers from the Iron Grip: Warlord game and the Pirates, Vikings and Knights II mod took part in the event. We are now working hard to turn the Indie Rumble! into a weekly show. Expect to see 16 Mod and Indie teams participating in Season Zero which we hope to launch at the beginning of October.

As our amazing announcer, Chris Schetter, said that day: "We are practically constipated with content. We have so much, we can't even get it all out". So, for those of you who could not attend the pilot, or for those who did and want to check out some of the parts we had to cut out (see audio interviews), worry not! We have everything recorded and available to be streamed and viewed right in this very post.

For starters, here's a quick recap of what went down:

As you can see, we started by interviewing the two development teams. We had to cut out some of the good stuff from the live broadcast, but the complete audio recordings can be heard here:

What you can expect to hear:
The Iron Grip story and development process, the business aspect of forming an Indie development team, the switch from Source to id Tech 3, how to get involved in the Beta, information about an Iron Grip: Warlord demo, downloadable content and much, much more!

What you can expect to hear:
Talk about Ninjas, Orange Box features, new classes and weapons, melee combat, Parrot naming, advice for startup Source mod teams, CHUCK NORRIS and more!

Both development teams were also kind enough to provide us with some then-exclusive in-game footage of their projects:

Finally, they.. Beat each other senseless for over 35 minutes:

We hope you have enjoyed this first of many Indie Rumble! broadcasts. Stay tuned for news of the next show. Track our group and you won't miss it!

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Noesis_Interactive Sep 23 2008 says:

Simply awesome!

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ashelia Sep 23 2008 says:

Hearing my voice in that interview makes me cringe!

That said, was a fun day and a great start. Chris did an AMAZING job announcing, mad props, and to the dirty Pirates: you guys were fun to play. I look forward to more games with other teams :)

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Tatsur0 Sep 23 2008 replied:

Congrats Team Isotx. Enjoyed the show and look forward to future games.

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DonBot Sep 23 2008 replied:

don't worry, for me you have a real nice voice. ;o)

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Wills Sep 23 2008 says:

The show was absolutely awesome! I can't wait for the next one, one of the best gaming related nights I've had in years!

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AndY Author
AndY Sep 23 2008 replied:

Just wait till we kick your ***, you might not like it so much anymore :P

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Wills Sep 23 2008 replied:

Oh that sounds like smack talk to me! BRING IT ON ANDY! My superior medic skills will enable the Jailbreak squad to kick your ***! :D Fear my badly timed Ubers!

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stenchy Sep 23 2008 replied:

Sounds like someone else:

"I'm the best healer in the world."

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AndY Author
AndY Sep 23 2008 replied:

Hahaha she's going to hate you :P

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ashelia Sep 24 2008 replied:

Going to? I already hate him. He knows this!

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NullSoldier Sep 23 2008 says:

Crap I didn't get to participate. I have the ZMonsters team but how much does ModDB support indie games that aren't mod?

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AndY Author
AndY Sep 23 2008 replied:

Send me an email ( with a link to your game's ModDB profile and we'll talk :)

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feltorn Sep 23 2008 says:

PVKII looks so awesome in this vid....

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holyknight Sep 23 2008 says:

Heh that was really cool.
I wish I could play with you guys :(

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AndY Sep 23 2008 replied:

We might have a few "special" episodes in the future where we get the community involved. Just keep track of the event and come show us your skills on the ModDB TF2 servers :)

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[.BMT.] Sep 24 2008 says:

zomg your editor for that intro sequence is AWESOME, he's the best!! on a sidenote watching through the footage has made me scared of fighting blackstar. is there a player transfer market before the league starts? :P

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AndY Sep 25 2008 replied:

Yes Ryan, you are awesome. Oops, did I just blow your cover? :x

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