3D Realms Entertainment

Overview

In 1994, Apogee Software, Ltd. created a new division, 3D Realms Entertainment, with the goal of developing 3D action games.

3D Realms' first title, Terminal Velocity (1995), developed by Dallas-area developer Terminal Reality, was an arcade-style, fast-paced fully 3D futuristic flight combat game. This was the first shareware game to get on the cover of a major gaming magazine (Computer Game Player -- now defunct). Next came Duke Nukem 3D (1996), the first 3D installment in the series.

Financially, 3D Realms was able to self-fund internal development of entire projects. In fact, 3D Realms has never had a game budget or used a spreadsheet for budget planning - they only had expense tracking.

Originally, Action Entertainment's 3D games were going to be published under the Apogee name. However, in late August of 1994, 3D Realms was born, and the four next-generation 3D games that Action had under production - Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, Blood and Ruins: Return of the Gods (later cancelled), all of which used the Build engine - moved under the 3D Realms label.

On 6th May 2009 it was confirmed that the company had been closed down, but this was later corrected when it was announced 3D Realms would continue to exist, but with a small team. Most of the developers had been let go.

Games

Duke Nukem: Kill-A-Ton 2015 Collection(2015)
Death Rally(2015)
Mystic Towers(2015)
Rise of the Triad: Dark War(2015)
Raptor: Call of the Shadows(2015)
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold(2015)
Paganitzu(2015)
Word Rescue(2015)
Math Rescue(2015)
Blake Stone: Planet Strike!(2015)
3D Realms: Anthology - Steam Edition(2015)
3D Realms: Anthology(2014)
Bio Menace(2014)
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure: Forbidden Planet(2014)
Wacky Wheels(2014)
Crystal Caves(2014)
Major Stryker(2014)
Shaw's Nightmare(2013)
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition(2013)
Secret Agent(2013)
Realms of Chaos(2013)
Hocus Pocus(2013)
Balls of Steel(2013)
Duke Nukem 1+2(2012)
Shadow Warrior Complete(2012)
Duke Nukem Forever (Balls of Steel Edition)(2011)
Duke Nukem: Forever(2011)
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project(2010)
Prey Mobile 3D(2009)
Monuments of Mars(2009)
Word Whiz(2009)
Arctic Adventure(2009)
Dark Ages: Volume I - Prince of Destiny(2009)
Beyond the Titanic(2009)
Pharaoh's Tomb(2009)
Supernova(2009)
Alien Carnage(2007)
Prey(2006)
Wanton Destruction(2005)
Stargunner(2005)
Extreme Paintbrawl(1998)
East Meets West(1998)
NAM(1998)
Redneck Rampage: Suckin' Grits on Route 66(1998)
Redneck Rampage Rides Again(1998)
Redneck Rampage: Family Reunion(1998)
Duke Nukem 3D(1998)
Duke Nukem(1998)
Duke Nukem 3D(1997)
Shadow Warrior(1997)

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