End of The Line has been in production for over a year, but man, was it worth the wait!
You may remember waaaay back in August, 2013, seeing a trailer for an amazing fan-made Team Fortress 2 video: End of The Line. Creator James McVinnie has been hard at work on his Source Filmmaker project in the year since, and has now, finally, presented us with this amazing 14-minute fan short that you could have fooled me into thinking was an official Valve project. Check it out to the right.
And if that's not enough, Valve has joined in on the community hype for the machinima, producing an End of the Line update to Team Fortress 2 to coincide with its release, packed with various End of The Line... hats (what else were you expecting?). All proceeds from these item sales will go directly to the item and film creators.
Admittedly, McVinnie has actually worked at BioWare in the past, as well as on stuff like the amazing Black Mesa Half-Life 2 mod, so he's a bit more "professional" than your average Source Filmmaker enthusiast. However, don't let that diminish the gargantuan achievement McVinnie has earned with his short.
It's amazing to see a game that's now over 7 years old still getting so much love from both the community and its creator!