Aug 9, 2010
Most gamers are familiar with Valve’s hit game series Team Fortress. What many haven’t heard of is the 2d side scrolling clone called Gang Garrison 2.
Gang Garrison is an impressive clone for a number of reasons; it does an excellent job of spoofing the startup screens, showing an authentic looking steam login, only naming itself Smoke instead of steam as the game boots. There’s even a hilarious jab at Valve’s logo that one must see to believe.
But most impressive of all, beneath the spoof is a fully functional and very fun multiplayer game. Considering the small size (under 16 MB), and the 15 seconds needed to boot the game and join a populated multi player server, this is a must have for anyone looking for multiplayer gaming on an older machine, or those that always dreamed of being able to double jump in a side scroller (that would have made Mario a lot easier!).
All 9 classes are there, and they’re all pretty fun to play.
Official Game’s Website
Originally conceived for the 2008 TIGSource.com ‘Bootleg Demake’ competition, Gang Garrison 2 is a free multiplayer ‘demake’ of Valve’s Team Fortress 2 started by mrfredman and MedO with many developers later adding new features. With all 9 classes, many different TF2-inspired environments, and fast-paced, team-based, multiplayer gameplay represented, GG2 is the premier TF2 tribute/parody/alternative.
Gang Garrison 2 presents the player with 9 unique classes to use in frenetic, cooperative multiplayer action in a stylish and unique 8-bit style. Battle with your friends or others you encounter online through a whole range of vibrant maps; TF2 maps reimagined in 2D as well as a multitude of maps with all sorts of different looks and settings, all of which have been dreamed up and constructed by members of our community. We’ve made a huge effort to provide simple, bugfree custom map support, so that anyone with a paint application can put together a map and test it themselves with our Garrison Builder utility. We also gladly encourage Gang Garrison modifications; many successful mods have been incorporated into the game as new features.
While this game has come a long way, it is still a work in progress and many impressive new features are being planned such as new gametypes and alternate weapons. Because this game continues to grow only because of the devotion and hard work of our community, we invite you to come and participate in the future of this game. We are always looking for talented people to join the forum, contribute art, content, ideas, and modifications, and maybe even help us behind the scenes on new official versions. We hope you’ll stop by and have a look at our game; it is the imagination and spirit of our players that makes it so fun.