A Group Fortress 2 charity drive is being held in July by group website TF2Maps in support of charity Docs With out Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières). The occasion is scheduled to run for 72 hours from July 22 – 25, and encourages anybody within the FPS sport’s group to hitch in and create TF2-related issues in support of the humanitarian organisation.
The principles are easy – all it’s a must to do to take part is to “make one thing for or about Group Fortress 2.” It may be one thing in-game or a real-world mission, so long as it’s associated to Valve’s free-to-play sport. Some examples given are maps, fashions, or mods that might be utilized in TF2, in addition to “warpaints, animations, movies, work, drawings, fan fiction, woodwork, stonework, legwork, homework, and every part else in-between.”
TF2Maps asks that anybody collaborating ensures that they don’t work on the mission exterior of the prescribed hours of July 22 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 5pm GMT to July 25 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 5pm GMT. The workforce emphasises that planning prematurely is allowed, however that you will need to not begin creating your submission till the occasion is reside. You may additionally use customized content material from different folks in your creation, as per TF2’s ordinary guidelines, so long as they’re appropriately credited.
Additional particulars will be discovered on the devoted TF2Maps Jam web site, together with a full FAQ. The workforce notes that if you’re unable to take part in the course of the designated interval, then you’ll be able to as an alternative apply to make your creation throughout a time of your selecting – however asks that you just prohibit your self to the identical 72-hour restrict as everybody else.
The TF2Maps workforce can be livestreaming in the course of the occasion, and so they’ll be displaying off in-game creations together with map testing periods to supply suggestions on anybody making maps (which, as its title may recommend, is the group’s specific speciality). Further group initiatives may even be showcased throughout ‘Jam Ketchup’ periods over the course of the occasion.
In the meantime, Valve has been responding to the current #SaveTF2 marketing campaign with a number of Group Fortress 2 updates geared toward serving to gamers boot bots from their video games.