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MedO

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Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« on: September 10, 2018, 04:30:39 pm »

Yes, that's right - it's been 10 years now since we first released Gang Garrison 2 for the Bootleg Demakes competition!

The actual release date is a bit tricky to pin down - while the first demo was released on August 25, I'd rather count the September 7 version which was the actual entrant to the competition. Upon releasing it, I proudly announced: "The game is FINISHED!" Boy, had I known what was coming... However, the version that really introduced GG2 to the world was the "Lobbyfix", released on September 10, exactly 10 years ago today. This was the first version that went viral on /v/ (thanks to gnat for preserving this historic moment), and it gathered an incredible amount of attention and activity overnight.

Did you know that by now, Team Fortress 2 is only ~10% older than Gang Garrison 2? It's true! Also, Gang Garrison 2 is now over half as old as Half-Life. Are you feeling old yet? :z4:

I would like to thank you all for being such a devoted community and for still sticking around after all this time. When we started out, I never expected anything even close to this. I thought the game would last for two weeks after the competition, but now, a full decade later, people are still playing this game every day, and if you open it at any time of day you're more likely than not to find someone online. And on the development side, while we're not working on it full steam, there is a steady rhythm of activity and a big release every year, thanks to all your great contributions - be it maps, sprites, code or any of the other things that have gone into the game over the years.

Who knows where we'll go in the years to come? While it's true that the game doesn't have as many players as it used to, it's still enourmously popular in the space of free online games. And who knows what fun and interesting projects may keep springing up around it? I'm looking forward to see what we'll do.
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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 07:11:36 pm »

Congrats On Surviving That Many Years, to think a game like gg2 would get some success, you'd be thinking right


If not, what wrong with you
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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 09:21:12 pm »

It's surreal to be honest. I joined 9 years ago. I kinda can't get over that
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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 11:24:16 pm »

Congratulations MedO and co. Ten years of awesome
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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 11:25:28 pm »

Congrats On Surviving That Many Years, to think a game like gg2 would get some success, you'd be thinking right


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stfu and have some respect

but yea. gg2 has a pretty awesome legacy that has started from very humble beginnings. thanks for the years of entertainment you've provided me when tf2 doesn't want to work with me. i've met many amazing and unique people in game and now recently in the community, and it's my honor to say that gg2 will always stay in a special place in my heart whenever the word childhood comes to mind. though i dont think that sitting in front of computer for hours on end and furiously typing in chat whenever someone manages to beat me hard, is a particularly nice nor commendable aspect when it comes to talking excitedly about one's more younger and innocent days.

happy birthday and thank you med0 and the other developers who have supported this awesome demake.
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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 11:32:23 pm »

gg2 ruined my life lmao
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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 01:34:35 am »

But, In a way It made all our lives better, One way or the other.
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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 08:35:51 am »

Hard to believe I started playing this 7 years ago.

Fuck does time pass.

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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2018, 06:30:11 pm »

so much time spent on this shit
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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2018, 07:31:45 pm »

been 2.5 years for me lol, happy birthday.
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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2018, 09:33:36 pm »

my childhood game

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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2018, 06:19:24 am »

Med0, Chris P. Bacon, mrfredman, and all the people involved in making this game and community what it is are the actual GOATs. it's crazy that this whole thing is still up. i definitely appreciate the time, effort and resources you guys have spent to keep this afloat for so long, knowing that you don't make a penny off of it.

spending as much time as I did on the game and especially the forum fucked me up hard, but I can't help but look back on it all with a smile.

so T H A N K  Y O U
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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2018, 03:12:22 am »

happy birthday gg2.

wild how many years i spent on these forums and the game. would like to play a competitive 4v4 again sometime.
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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2018, 10:11:24 am »

the highlight of my shitty childhood
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Re: Happy 10th birthday GG2!
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2018, 02:45:41 pm »

every qc nerf is because of me and i havent touched it seriously since like 2010

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