hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

The Great Class Dash is a jarate-free TF2 platformer

12:20 PM on 03.19.2010 // Joseph Leray

Tell you what -- I'm not very good at first-person shooters. And since Team Fortress 2 has been out for years, the learning curve is way out of my reach; but I kind of dig on the brassy, big band soundtrack. What to do?

Play Dylan Loney's Great Class Dash, a 2.5D sidescrolling platformer based on TF2's nine classes, natch. Today marks the game's first public release, and a cursory glance at the trailer reveals a Canabalt-inspired romp through Canada, Egypt, a swamp, and a volcano. Everything -- the animation, the character models, the environments -- looks really crisp, although I do wish the camera was a little more zoomed in on the action. Though I suppose that'd make it harder to see upcoming environmental hazards and switch classes (on the fly!) accordingly.

There don't seem to be any enemies, but each class has a special ability that will help you get through the game: The Scout can double jump over large gaps; the Heavy can break barriers; the Pyro's flame-retardant suit keeps him safe from fire and steam; and so on and so forth.

Loney originally developed The Great Class Dash for a level design contest, but he got enough positive feedback to keep the project going. You can download it here.

A Team Fortress Platformer?! [Dylan Loney via ModDB]




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Joseph Leray, Former Features Contributor
 Follow Blog + disclosure Tips
Joseph Leray is a long-time features contributor, reviewer, and (self-styled) editor-at-large for Destructoid. He lives in Nashville with a menagerie of pets and a Final Fantasy IX obsession. more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter?
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -