Original Quake Mod Team Fortress
Team Fortress was a game-mod(ification) for the game Quake. it was designed and written by Robin Walker, John Cook, and Ian Caughley in 1996. The original mod had seven classes you could choose from. In random order:
• The Sniper
• The Demolitions Man
• The Pyromaniac
• The Heavy Weapons Guy
• The Scout
• The Engineer
Team Fortress had two teams, just like it is today: RED and BLU.
Team Fortress Classic
- Main article: Team Fortress Classic
Team Fortress Classic is a standalone version of the original Quake engine modification which was released on April 1st, 1999 by Valve, with the Steam version being released in 2003. The game was ported to Valve's proprietary GoldSrc engine, which itself is a heavily modified version of the Quake engine. On June 8, 2000 a large patch was released which introduced several new features and optimisations to the game, thus leading Valve to rename it to Team Fortress 1.5. However, the game is still known on Steam to this day by the original name of its standalone release.
Team Fortress 2
- Main article: Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress 2 is the sequel to the original game which was released in 2007. The game had spent 9 years in development hell with many publications labeling the game as vaporware as well as several different builds of the game being developed. In contrast to it's predecessor, Team Fortress 2 opts for a cartoonish visual style and is powered by the Source engine. Since its release, Valve have released many updates for the PC version and have over time introduced annual events at Halloween and Christmas, as well as a Mann vs. Machine co-operative gameplay mode. Team Fortress 2 is part of Valve's The Orange Box bundle, which also includes the Half-Life 2 series and Portal. In June 2011, Team Fortress 2 was made free to play via Valve's distribution service, Steam.