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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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Grab your axes and bonesaws kids, it's time to rumble!

Posted by AndY on Sep 8th, 2008

Ever wonder what the guys at Valve, Bioware and Blizzard do during their lunch hours? They compete in what is lovingly called the Studio Rumble (they don't believe in food). This invitation-only gaming league pits development studios against one another in one of the most wacky and entertaining multiplayer games out today, Team Fortress 2.

While the big boys may have forgotten about us "mere modders" and "small indies", ModDB sure hasn't. ModDB knows that nothing brings developers closer together like the chance to hit one another upside the head with baseball bats. And so, with their support, as well as help from TGBF and Trinity Gaming, we'd like to announce the creation of our own league, the Team Fortress 2 Indie Rumble!

What about the fans, you say? We want to get the entire community involved by allowing them to pick what they believe will be the match of the week. That match will be broadcast live with play-by-play commentary by one of gaming's finest, Chris Schetter. The way we see it, it's that much more fun to knock someone out with the Killing Gloves of Boxing when your entire fanbase can be watching it and cheering you on. As a special treat to them, we'll also be airing interviews with the development teams, exclusive in-game footage during half-time, and anything else Chris and the rest of the production team can put together and toss on the air during the hour-long weekly event.

Season Zero will launch with 16 development teams in just over three weeks. We're currently in the process of working out the details and hope to bring you a "trial run" of the entire show this Sunday afternoon. Track this group to be notified of updates! Which development teams would you love to watch "duking it out"? Post your comments!

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leilei Sep 9 2008 says:

Argh I thought this was going to involve Dr. Jones.

I don't have TF2 though my sis does, doesn't make my participation a promise though. I'll have to sit out, don't invite me !

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Wilhelm_III Sep 9 2008 says:

Wacky? Really? WACKY? You sound like an out of touch behemoth company like EA or something... Wacky... Why don't you throw "zany" in there while your at it?

I'll be watching though.

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mjnowak Sep 9 2008 says:

:O I want to play! What are the group sizes? like 3v3, 5v5 ?

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AndY Sep 9 2008 replied:

Most probably 8v8. We'll have the details posted soon.

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Dragonsdoom Sep 9 2008 says:

Sounds like fun, how about the ZPS, Eternal Silence and PVK 2 teams?

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matthewdryden Sep 9 2008 says:

Sounds like we need to get cracking on the Modular Combat Team Deathmatch...

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Henley Sep 9 2008 says:

moddb only needs 3 people and we will win myself, stenchy and lodle.

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Squeebo Sep 9 2008 says:

I want to see the PVK2 team "Duke it out"

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NullSoldier Sep 9 2008 says:

The Zmonsters team is ready to rumble! (Zmonsters are Zune Monsters, a zune game being developed)

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AndY Sep 9 2008 replied:

Do they have a Mod DB profile?

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NullSoldier Sep 10 2008 replied:

Unfortunately not, but I assume we should make one. I'll do it tonight.

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Dremth Sep 9 2008 says:

and might i add: i think its cool the way you made the banner and the image in the summary connect.

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AndY Sep 9 2008 replied:

Indeed. There are a few profiles around Mod DB with something similar, like Diablo III.

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death5421 Sep 9 2008 says:

well hell, wish i wouldve started production on something.... o well ill still watch the epic fun.

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Tatsur0 Sep 10 2008 says:

Gonna be fun watching teams attempt to get 8 developers together for these. May wanna reconsider and think 6v6.

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Raider451 Sep 10 2008 says:

" bat, axe, bonesaw or other bludgeoning tool..."

So this is melee only? Because melee weapons in an online game is the very definition of ********. At least Valve made backstabs more difficult.

Nonetheless, it would be neat to have a moddb competition.

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AndY Sep 10 2008 replied:

It's not melee only :P

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Noesis_Interactive Sep 12 2008 says:

Noesis Interactive is ready to play! (though we only have 2, maybe 3 players at most).

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