Apogee Software just confirmed its return to the scene by announcing the full Duke Nukem Trilogy for DS and PSP.
“Apogee Software is producing the Trilogy under an exclusive license agreement with 3D Realms and MachineWorks Northwest LLC. The Trilogy is comprised of three episodes: Critical Mass, Chain Reaction, and Proving Grounds.
“This marks a new beginning for a famous publisher with a history of market-making innovation,” said Apogee boss Terry Nagy. “I can’t think of a better character than Duke or a better franchise than the Trilogy to usher in a new era for Apogee.”
Full press release after the drop.
By Mike Bowden
Legendary Apogee Returns to Action
The publisher that pioneered episodic gaming and online distribution is back.
Dallas, Texas – July 14, 2008 – Apogee Software is back to re-establish itself as an innovative leader in interactive entertainment. Apogee is reviving some of its legacy catalogue of 30+ releases as well as publishing all-new properties in collaboration with diverse creators and developers.
Apogee is bringing the King of Action himself, Duke NukemTM, to the handheld console market with three new missions, together called the Duke Nukem TrilogyTM. Apogee Software is producing the Trilogy under an exclusive license agreement with 3D Realms and MachineWorks Northwest LLC. The Trilogy is comprised of three episodes: Critical MassTM, Chain ReactionTM, and Proving GroundsTM.
“This marks a new beginning for a famous publisher with a history of market-making innovation,” said Terry Nagy, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Apogee. “I can’t think of a better character than Duke or a better franchise than the Trilogy to usher in a new era for Apogee.”
“It’s funny how what’s old is new again in this industry,” remarked Apogee co-founder, Scott Miller. “Many of the things Apogee pioneered are back in style, so it only makes sense to bring back Apogee and its properties with a visionary team that will once again create innovation for gamers around the world.”
Apogee pioneered the shareware game revolution in 1987 by inventing the concept of game demos, distributed online, which advertised the remaining episodes in a series. Before this time, game demos and episodic releases were unheard of. These concepts created by Apogee have become mainstream today. Apogee’s amazing history includes the original releases of Commander KeenTM (1990), Duke NukemTM (1991), Wolfenstein 3-DTM (1992), RaptorTM (1993), and Rise of the TriadTM (1994), just to name a few.
Apogee Software, LLC, is a privately held Texas company, with a core team of industry experts in game development, publishing, and distribution. Apogee builds franchises around original IP, developing and publishing content for retail and digital distribution on next-generation consoles, the PC, and mobile platforms. For more information, please visit www.apogeesoftware.com
For Apogee Software, LLC
Terry Nagy, COO