Sunday, May 10, 2009

3D Realms Closes Its Doors

3D Realms, the company most famed for their vapourware title Duke Nukem Forever, has closed there doors; the company has officially shut down.

While it's unfortunate that we'll never truly find out how long it would have taken to develop Duke Nukem Forever, many of us will find it hard to argue that they brought it on themselves.

Still, it's a rather sad announcement as back in the early days of shooters, 3D Realms was the only real competition that id Software had. Duke Nukem 3D in particular is an excellent classic shooter, and when it launched in 1996, it introduced a whole new level of interactivity to level design that we simply had not seen before.

Duke Nukem 3D was the first game that allowed you to do things like break random stuff on desks, turn on light switches, blow open certain walls, and even piss in toilets; all of this had never been done before. Come to think of it, it might have been the first game that let you see your own character in mirrors, though I might be wrong in that.

RIP Duke Nukem, and I hope you're enjoying a stogie and a babe, where ever you are.

Original story spotted at ActionTrip.

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