Valve announces winners of the Saxxy Awards 2014

2 min read
16

Saxxy

Valve kicked off the very first edition of the Saxxy Awards a few years ago. What is it exactly? Well, fans are encouraged to make their very own machinima utilising the Source Filmmaker – the same (and free) tool that Valve use to make animated videos for several of their games. Fans then enter their animation into one of 4 categories; short, action, comedy, drama. Oscars be damned, here are your winners for the Saxxy Awards 2014!

You can view all the nominees in their specific categories right here on the official page. If you don’t have the time to watch through the content, I’d recommend bookmarking and doing so when you can. Here are the winners from each category:

Best Short

TF2 in 60 seconds

Best Action

Rivalry Rush

Best Comedy

About a Scout

Best Drama

DEFECT_

Best Overall

Animation vs. Animator

The only real limitations imposed on entrants is that their films could not be longer than 5 minutes. Entries into the short category on the other hand, could be no longer than 1 minute.

What prizes do these animators get for their hard work? A Saxxy award for Team Fortress 2 of course! I’m sure you’ll laugh, but it really shouldn’t be about money or anything anyways. Besides, judging by the price of some items in Valve games, I’d imagine the winners could sell their award on the market for quite the amount if they wanted.

Read  The Dueling Fates Dota 2 Patch notes are here

The overall winner gets something way better though. They are flown to Seattle for a tour of Valve and they get to meet Valve’s filmmakers. I would totally use that opportunity infiltrate Valve HQ and get the inside scoop on… wait a second…

Number of Saxxy award winners = 5
Game used in all winners = Team Fortress 2
5 – 2 = 3!

WE ALL KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS!

Moving on, do you have any favourites from any of the categories this year? I quite enjoyed this one which fleshed out the story of the ever scary Pudge from Dota 2.

(Header Source)

Last Updated: October 2, 2014

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    They’re making either TF3, L4D3 or DOTA3? …Wait, 3 three-sequels? That’s 3 cubed. OMG HL3!

    • Admiral Chief 0

      O_O

    • hairyknees

      I’M TELLING YOU! New Orange Box will have Dota 3, Half-Life 3, L4D3, Portal 3, TF3… RUNNING ON A NICE NEW SOURCE ENGINE!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        USE YOUR INSIDE VOICE!

        • HvR

          “No Geoff not the face…”

      • Kensei Seraph – Staff

        I would buy that just for Portal 3.

    • Matthew Holliday

      l4d3 was actually confirmed, sort of.
      at the international 3, the dota players got a tour of the office and they noticed the source code on one of the devs monitors.

      that there has been no further news on it, means that its probably a pet project

  • Hammersteyn

    They should do what Windows did, skip a number. Release HL4.

  • Ryanza

    Best Short – The Witcher 3 Killing Monsters

    • Ryanza

      Best Drama – The Witcher 3 Ladies of the woods

      • Ryanza

        Best Comedy – The Witcher 3 Geralt’s voice improv

        • Ryanza

          Best Action – The Witcher 3 sword fighting.
          Best Overall – The Witcher 3

          Did I get the awards right.

    • hairyknees

      hahaha GTFO WITH ALL THESE NICE CINEMATICS! I want the now :'(

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

    I tried to vote for the Pudge one this morning but I was told I needed to purchase a game to be eligible… I own 155 games (and I’ve even finished some of them).
    Now I think it was meant to say that the vote period had passed and gave me the wrong error message.

  • Majik

    I guess you could say they are bringing Saxxy back!

  • MakeItLegal

    Omg the pudge video rocked the socks off me way sick

Check Also

Ballistix Masters offers R150 000 esports tournament

South Africa's competitive year will kick off early 2018 with the Ballistix Masters. …