This comes amid legal trouble as Gearbox Software stop development of the newly revealed top-down RPG Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, claiming they have no rights.
Apogee Software Ltd is "not to be confused with" Apogee Software LLC, which formed as a spin-off entity back in 2008 and largely controls 3D Realms back catalogue of IP.
"privately convince others that the sale never happened," referring to the IP sale to Gearbox which saved Duke Nukem Forever and kept 3D Realms from a continued legal battle with its publisher for falling to deliver the shooter.3D Realms and the creators of Duke Nukem of seeking to
"Yes, we have indeed acquired Apogee/3D Realms," Interceptor's Frederik Schreiber.
All involved parties have now issued statements on the acquisition:
“3D Realms is legendary for its contributions to the gaming industry, as both the pioneer of the shareware model and an always generous partner who has provided both funding and guidance to game studios such as id Software, Parallax Software, Remedy Entertainment, and many others," remarked Nielsen, the newly appointed CEO.
"3D Realms has also developed, co-developed, and co-financed such hits as Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein 3D,Rise of the Triad, Raptor, Shadow Warrior and Prey. There are only a handful of independent studios with a better track record of original games. Yet even with this stellar track record, we hope we can take the company to new heights."
“3D Realms has always been a defining part the PC games industry,” said Frederik Schreiber, CEO of Interceptor. “Getting 3D Realms under our wings is a huge step for us and we are extremely excited about the acquisition.”
Scott Miller, co-founder of 3D Realms concluded, “My long time partner George Broussard and I are extremely proud of our past, especially as developers who always tried to partner with up-and-coming studios who just needed their break. Our history shows we did that throughout the 1990s & 2000s, and I expect the new 3D Realms to continue with this tradition in full force. Our industry needs more good guys, who honor the profession and fellow hard-working developers."
Duke Nukem creator Apogee/3D Realms "acquired" by Interceptor Entertainment
03 March 2014 | By Simon Priest