Get Your Free TVs! (partially found "Half-Life 2" tech demo; 2000)

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Get Your Free TVs.jpg

The only known official image of Get Your Free TVs!.

Status: Partially Found

Get Your Free TVs! is a tech demo shown off at SIGGRAPH 2000 and SIGGRAPH 2001 behind closed doors.[1] The tech demo was to show off what VALVe was working on with their new Source Engine that was being used to create the upcoming game at the time, Half-Life 2.[2]

Discovery Efforts

In 2003, Half-Life 2 was leaked to the public by Axel Gembe. In this leak, several assets from Get Your Free TVs! were found which included textures for a gas mask citizen, the main player models used for the demo, and a modified version of a map that was shown in the only screenshot of the tech demo.