It’s always fascinating to see what gets left on the cutting room floor - the concepts, ideas and visual gags that just weren’t quite good enough to make it into the final version of a game, a movie, or even a trailer. That’s why we’re fans of Valve, a company that has a knack for striking a balance between exciting announcements and special behind-the-scenes details for its community. A great example of the latter can be seen on the Team Fortress 2 Blog, which includes outtakes from the recently released “Meet the Medic” cinematic. Check it out for some insight into the creative process behind the uber awesome portrayal of the sinister surgeon’s characterizing short film – and see what never made it into the final version.
Above: The final version of the "Meet the Medic" video
Valve's extensive rundown of the thinking behind each clip – and its exclusion – offers a look at how a character's introduction is built: if you're interested in smart folks musing on how games tell stories, you could do far worse than to take a look. And if you're not, well, there's also footage of a guy getting hit by a train and a hilarious running joke about a severed head! What do you think of the diary?
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