3D Realms returns with anthology bundle
October 24, 2014 | 12:36
Notorious failed development studio 3D Realms has relaunched and to celebrate is releasing an anthology including 32 games in its portfolio.
3D Realms went under in 2009 and is probably best known for taking 14 years to not release Duke Nukem Forever. The studio however had a long history of making classic PC titles as both 3D Realms and its previous name, Apogee Software. It is also noted as being one of the pioneers of the shareware software distribution model.
The 3D Realms Anthology includes Commander Keen: Goodbye Galaxy, Bio Menace, Secret Agent, the original 2D side scrolling Duke Nukem games alongside Duke Nukem 3D, Raptor: Call of the Shadows, Rise of the Triad and Wolfenstein 3D.
The collection costs $19.99, is DRM-free and has ‘partial controller support’. It also comes with a soundtrack featuring nine remade tracks selected from the anthology.
The new 3D Realms is being headed by Mike Nielsen who is also the chief executive of Interceptor Entertainment. Interceptor acquired 3D Realms back in March for an undisclosed fee despite the studio’s defunct status. The purchase was made on the strength of the brand and IP portfolio alone.
Original 3D Realms and Apogee founder Scott Miller is also still on the team. He started Apogee back in 1986 with its first title, text adventure Beyond the Titanic.