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    It's been a long time coming, but development of SourceForts 2 is finally underway.
    In case you've never heard of SourceForts, you can see the Wikipedia's article, and trailers for the previous versions here and here. It was originally released as a free mod and enjoyed a fair bit of success (150k downloads, couple Game of the Year awards, first (or second) mod to be featured on Steam, featured in PC Zone and on GigaTV), and now we're working on SourceForts 2 as an indie game.

    SourceForts 2 is being created from the ground up and will bring classic SF1.9.X gameplay as well as new game modes, characters, weapons and more (including an official league and stats tracking). SF2 is set in the slightly-distant future, on an Earth inhabited only by large killing machines once designed to aid humans. Oh and weapons - lots and lots of weapons. There is no strict setting for the game, but instead a general theme of "nature reclaiming society" - we hope this will give our level designers the freedom to experiment with varying styles of environments and architecture.

    Our team is currently comprised of:
    -2 Programmers
    -1 Concept Artist/Character Modeler & Animator
    -2 Prop & Texture Artists
    -2 Level Designers working on brand new maps
    -1 Level Designer working on redesigns of SF1.9.x maps
    -1 Sound Engineer
    -1 Producer/Web Developer/Programmer

    Media:


    Thanks for reading.
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    Hobbax's Avatar
    October 2011
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    I played this in 2007 :D Finally is coming back!!
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    January 2006
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    I've never really played SF, but I might apply for that Level Design position.

    Where do I sign up?
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    Maestro Fenix's Avatar
    November 2010
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    So finally it gets confirmed? good. I liked the first.
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    FUCK OFF garry, I am a goddamn proud swedish moose, not a fucking british heathen!
    Sokrates's Avatar
    July 2010
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    can i be ideas guy
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    April 2009
    4,930 Posts
    Im a rather new mapper, but maybe when i can i could help out with level design?

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    radu_iceman's Avatar
    September 2008
    1,261 Posts
    I'm not the most experienced level designer, but I have learned a few things during the years and I do have a lot of free time on my hands. Here are some highlights of the best levels created so far.





    You can find more examples on my moddb profile

    Kinda not fair to show hl2 beta maps i guess.
    It's not the original, it's a remake.
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    June 2006
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    I used to love the shit out of sourceforts.
    It's such a unique and fun CTF game. Glad SF2 might finally see the light of day.

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    August 2011
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    Kinda not fair to show hl2 beta maps i guess.
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    Maestro Fenix's Avatar
    November 2010
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    That remake of Traptown makes you deserve apply for the vacant. I loved that map (especially the skybox). I wish i can reach that level someday.
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    I've never really played SF, but I might apply for that Level Design position.

    Where do I sign up?
    send me a PM or via Steam (azgag).

    We're still gathering a few screenshots, once we select a few I'll post them here. It might take a day or two.

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    January 2006
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    fuck yes I loved SourceForts.
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    March 2009
    8,315 Posts
    This game really died when all the xenon servers died.
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    November 2006
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    It's hard to believe it's been 6 years since I played SourceForts.

    Such a great mod.
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    This game really died when all the xenon servers died.
    Xenon was one of the reason SF died, due to his UberForts servers and fail admins (also the fact that you had to pay irl money to get unbanned). another reason was the developpers (none of those aren't on the team anymore) not releasing any updates as well as a forum without any modorators.
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    January 2012
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    It's like Fortwars in TF2?
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    July 2012
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    It's like Fortwars in TF2?
    SourceForts came first, so Fortwars is like SF ;)
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    April 2005
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    i played the shit out of sourceforts in like 04-06, one of my favorite HL2 mods most definitely, i hope this remake is more popular
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    September 2009
    395 Posts
    Also used to enjoy this mod, look forward to what you guys come up with.

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    Ap0c's Avatar
    April 2009
    516 Posts
    I hope the old menu music will be the same. I heard that it was changed at some point?
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    I hope the old menu music will be the same. I heard that it was changed at some point?
    Kushkan (the guy that made that music Pulsar) is gonna make the sounds + music, not sure what he plans on doing but an updated version of Pulsar would be awesome.
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    April 2009
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    Kushkan (the guy that made that music Pulsar) is gonna make the sounds + music, not sure what he plans on doing but an updated version of Pulsar would be awesome.
    That alone would have me play this mod again. I'm glad Kushkan is on board with the project!
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    February 2010
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    Have you accepted a new level designer yet?

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    Chirno's Avatar
    August 2010
    4,074 Posts
    I loved building shit in this mod, but the gun play was below average(expected from a HL2 mod). Looking forward to the sequel, good luck!
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    Have you accepted a new level designer yet?
    only 2 people contacted us, one of them is a really strong candidate (hai radu_iceman). We're probably gonna wait a few more days in case more people are interested in joining us.

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    July 2009
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    I'm not the most experienced level designer, but I have learned a few things during the years and I do have a lot of free time on my hands. Here are some highlights of the best levels created so far.



    It's not the original, it's a remake.
    You should really get this position. I really want that Traptown remake, that had me fooled for a minute.

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    July 2012
    6 Posts
    You should really get this position. I really want that Traptown remake, that had me fooled for a minute.
    I think he's got a pretty good shot ;)

    Oh and for all you old SF fans, [shamelessplug]you should all go like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with SF2's development![/shamelessplug]

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    August 2006
    955 Posts
    Damn, I remember wasting weeks after weeks playing SF. So many fond memories, that is until I got votebanned off my favourite server by griefers.

    Hope this turns out well.
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    April 2009
    11,372 Posts
    Give that fucking position to at least iceman

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    I played SF1 at midnight on new years eve, three years in a row
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    Damn, I remember wasting weeks after weeks playing SF. So many fond memories, that is until I got votebanned off my favourite server by griefers.

    Hope this turns out well.
    We can't really control what people do with their servers, if they have a voteban/votekick plugin. I mean we could have a back door like they did with Insurgency but it's not moral.
    But we are trying our best to make the game the least griefable possible.
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    August 2006
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    We can't really control what people do with their servers, if they have a voteban/votekick plugin.
    Not blaming you for it in the slightest, if anything I blame the admins (or rather the lack of admins) on the server in question.

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    Give that fucking position to at least iceman
    done.

    Oh and this:
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    A quick update, we have 2 new mappers (yeah, why have 1 great mapper if you can have 2?): Radu_iceman and HoliestCow.
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    August 2011
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    I am quite interested in a Level Design position. It be great to work on SF again (I used to work on it back in the day when KG and Bob were around and stuff.)

    Even if you have the level design pos filled, I'd be interested in doing shaders/models/particles/general effects. Though I'd love to create a map or two regardless. My portfolio is here: https://geardev.wordpress.com/
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    September 2008
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    I am quite interested in a Level Design position. It be great to work on SF again (I used to work on it back in the day when KG and Bob were around and stuff.)

    Even if you have the level design pos filled, I'd be interested in doing shaders/models/particles/general effects. Though I'd love to create a map or two regardless. My portfolio is here: https://geardev.wordpress.com/
    Your work on city 17 is really impressive, I've been tracking that mod for a long time.
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    Awesome. You should post updates about this in WAYWO.
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    July 2008
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    Since it sounds like you're separating the mod from the HL universe completely, will there be an equivalent to the gravity gun/grenade punting in this sequel? I recall it being a big part of the mod.
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    Since it sounds like you're separating the mod from the HL universe completely, will there be an equivalent to the gravity gun/grenade punting in this sequel? I recall it being a big part of the mod.
    for sure, but it will be using a new model as we're going for a total conversion game.
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    'Dynamic' props for some maps would also be awesome, like the blocks that pushed you away from sf_cyberwarfare_v2.
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