Team Fortress 2's "Saxxy" Machinima Winners Announced

Team Fortress 2's "Saxxy" Machinima Winners Announced

Check out the funniest, coolest, and most impressive videos Team Fortress 2 fans put together using Source Filmmaker.

The "Saxxy" awards are Valve's annual award ceremony for cool films made in Team Fortress 2 using the Source Filmmaker tool. Far from just characters shooting one another, fans often make incredibly impressive displays of machinima, which push the boundaries of the medium. The best of the best each year get press, glory, and of course, worthless in-game cosmetic items.

This year's efforts are no different, with the five winners all being well worth your time. Let's start with the overall winner, "Animation vs Animator", which could be seen as an ode to one of the best Daffy Duck cartoons of all time:

The winner for best 60-second short, "TF2 in 60 Seconds", manages to pretty accurately sum up the entire Team Fortress 2 experience.

"Rivarly Rush" the winner for best Action short, shows us that "running" has a very loose definition in the Team Fortress 2 universe.

"About a Scout" the Comedy category winner, confirms that the Scout is always comedy gold.

Last but not least "Defect" tells the familiar story of a Robot with a soul.

If you liked these, be sure to visit the Saxxy Awards page, where you can also see all of this year's runner ups.

Source: Valve


Good ones all around. The Defect made me shed a tear

I believe "About a Scout" is lampooning the early days of SFM, when lots of people were making action videos portraying the Scout as an unstoppable badass.

I love seeing what the TF2 community comes up with for these things. Definitely a talented bunch of people. Having said that, I think last year's finalists were better overall. You'd be hard-pressed indeed to outdo the likes of "Disruption" and "Lil' Guardian Pyro."

Wait, Wrench in the Gears entered and IT DIDN'T WIN?!

That actually kinda annoys me, I'd say it's the most visually stunning movie by far.

Wait, Wrench in the Gears entered and IT DIDN'T WIN?!

That actually kinda annoys me, I'd say it's the most visually stunning movie by far.

Wrench in the gears looked great, but the music synced up really poorly, and it detracted from the piece overall. I couldn't really tell what they were doing in any given moment, and there wasn't any real plot. (I feel like this is a continuation of a story that started a few years back, but I really can't tell.)

They were all good entries (Defect_ and Rvialry Rush were my favourites) but Lil Pryo from last year is still my favourite!

A good soundtrack was thankfully part of every winning entry. I must take a closer look at the SFM and see what it lacks that could help sound workflows, which is quite a weakness of the tool. I'd rather not mix anything in that. Both my mixes (Rivalry Rush and Jewel Escapade) were done in Reaper.

Glad some more folks enjoyed the entries. Be sure to check out some more. There are plenty of great entries and the Best Of Saxxy 2014 lists are beginning to pop up on Youtube already.

Airon / Extelevision


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