Happy Birthday to RO!

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[TW]Wilsonam

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Today is the 3rd Anniversary of the launch of RO!

Roswell, GA, March 14th 2009 - here at the Tripwire offices we are really happy with the third birthday of Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. We won Nvidia's "$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal" contest over 4 years ago, created the retail game and released it March 14th 2006 over Steam, followed by stores around the world. Since then, we have released weapon packs, map packs and a load of other material through Steam, all for free, with the latest just two days ago.

And here we are, 3 years on, with a celebratory sale running on Steam. Today, on our anniversary, we are still selling strongly. We are still one of the most-played games online (Gamespy stats), as well as one of the most-played third-party games on Steam.

So, we'd like to say thanks to our key business partners - Valve, of course, for Steam, and Epic for the Unreal Engine, but also distributors like 1C, Cenega and Wendros. But above all of them - our thanks to all the fans who have played the game. From those who first played Beta 1.0 of the original mod 6 years ago, to those just jumping in for the first time on the sale on Steam this weekend - you all have our thanks. Without those players and their comments and critiques, the game would not be where it is today - so THANK YOU ALL!

And for the faithful who have been waiting so long to find out what we have been up to, what we are creating next, well - the end of that wait may finally be in sight!
 
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shadowwill

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EEEEK! a hint that we will soon find out what they have been creating ! congratulations, you should be very proud of yourselves.
 

Fedorov

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Here since beta 2.0, so much has happened since then, I'm getting nostalgic and I would have loved to be here also in the alpha era

Can't wait for the news on the new projects ^^
 
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Crusher

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Been here since 2.0 and still enjoying the game.:D TWI finally gonna announce Hello Kitty: Stalin Adventure.
 

fiftyone

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Well, thank you for your dedication.

I found the first build of RO on a CD that came with a magazine here in France years ago.
Internetzz was plugged into my telephone at the time.
Now my telephone is plugged into internetzz!

Good Game...
 

SgtH3nry3

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I never really played RO that much, the first version I played was 1.2 on UT2003 afaik.
Since I met DraGGon2k on teh intarwebz, I bought UT2004 to play 3.3.

Always been hooked to the mod and I consider myself one of the early adaptors of Ostfront.

OH YEAH HAPPEH BIRTHDAY LOLZ
 

Tomcat_ha

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i have followed RO ever since the first time i heared about it on BuF. Must be like what 6 years now? I remember hoping it would be for UT since i couldnt run ut2k3.
 

SiC-Disaster

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Found out about RO during 3.3 modversion through a friend who played UT2k4. A game which i could not stand, therefor never paid any attention to, or to any of it's mods, untill he mentioned RO and let me play it for a bit.
Next thing i knew i was searching like crazy for UT2k4 and downloaded the mod at home as well, never even touched UT:D

And ofcourse played Ostfront from day 1.
Congratulations Tripwire, here's to years more! (and ofcourse plenty more games! RO 2, 3, 4?:p)
 

Mahnsikir

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Happy birthday RO, played the mod briefly back when it was on UT 2003 and i think it was on a PC Gamer UK coverdisk, then got OstFront off steam a few months after the release after moving out of University flats, getting proper internet and wanting a good MP game to play and it didnt disapoint :)
 

Ralfst3r

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You're welcome guys. Good time to announce RO2, don't you think?

Edit:

Since we are swinging e-penors: I've been playing since beta 1.0 and testing since beta 1.1 I think.
 
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Vlad the Impaler

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This has to be one of the best games I've ever played. It has also changed my standards on what I play. I wish I knew about this game before Ostfront 41-45, but anyways Happy Birthday to Red Orchestra!
 
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|ULF|_Monkeyman

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Jul 5, 2006
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Happy B-day Gentlemen! And thanks much for the totally awesome game!
I've been playing since it's beginnings and it just gets better and better and better! It will always be the game of games to myself!
I salute you all!
You are very talented and great Guys! :)

Thanks,

Monkeyman