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Duke Nukem developer 3D Realms effectively shut down in 2009, but now it's relaunching with a new leadership team and a plan to begin developing games again.

Alex Wawro, Contributor

October 23, 2014

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Duke Nukem progenitor 3D Realms effectively shut down five years ago, leaving a lot of developers out of work. Earlier this year it was acquired by Danish firm SDN Invest, and now 3D Realms is making a show of relaunching its development operations with a new leadership team and a new business plan that involves rereleasing a bundle of legacy titles (including Duke Nukem 3D and Math Rescue) as well as developing new games and launching a developer incubator program at some point in the future. This is notable because it suggests 3D Realms has found some measure of stability after years of turmoil. Representatives of the company have been embroiled in court battles regarding work on Duke Nukem Forever since 2009, first with its former publisher Take-Two Interactive and later with Gearbox Software, who finished and released the game in 2011. Now 3D Realms is operational again in partnership with Interceptor Entertainment, a Danish developer partially owned by SDN Invest. Interceptor CEO Frederik Schreiber is now serving as vice president of 3D Realms, alongside newly-minted CEO Mike Nielsen. The studio also boasts some veteran talents, including 3D Realms cofounder Scott Miller. Further details on the relaunch can be found on the studio's recently revamped website.

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