|Developer(s)||Fortress Forever Development Team|
September 13, 2007(Steam) March 27, 2015
Fortress Forever is a multiplayer first-person shooter total conversion modification for Half-Life 2. The game is based on Team Fortress Classic, but has been created entirely from scratch by the Fortress Forever development team. The intended scope of Fortress Forever is to please older Team Fortress Classic fans, while at the same time creating a game enjoyable enough to players new to Team Fortress styled games.
Fortress Forever was in development (planning phase) for more than a year before the Half-Life 2 SDK was released, according to a developer team member. Fortress Forever was originally released as a modification for Half-Life 2 on September 13, 2007, where anyone who owned a copy of the game could play the modification. The game is now freely available to all who have a Steam account. On May 24, 2013, Fortress Forever updated to version 2.46. Version 2.46 incorporated an auto-updater for future client updates. On October 16, 2013, FF was 'greenlit' on Steam Greenlight, meaning the game would be coming to Steam (software) soon. Version 2.46 was the last version of Fortress Forever released before the game and future updates released on Steam.
On March 20, 2015, it was announced that Fortress Forever would be released for download on Steam on March 27, 2015 and they did release as planned with version 2.5.
On June 5, 2016, the latest version, version 2.6 was released. This was also the first major update (the first update with a version number) since the Steam release.
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