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!