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    3D Realms was a Texas-based video game studio, most famous for developing the Duke Nukem series of games. In 2014 the name was acquired and it now refers to a studio based out of Denmark.

    3D Realms Looks to Crowdfund Its Next Game

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    Edited By patrickklepek
    Here's what Earth No more looked like when the project was first discussed a few years back.
    Here's what Earth No more looked like when the project was first discussed a few years back.
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    3D Realms is apparently mounting a comeback. Crowdfunding service Gambitious is advertising an awfully interesting upcoming project preparing to launch: a new 3D Realms game.

    Yes, the same 3D Realms that worked on Duke Nukem Forever for more than a decade, and failed to produce that game before someone else came in and saved it. Maybe things have changed?

    In any case, 3D Realms will reportedly look for capital from Internet citizens to revive Earth No More. Earth No More was once a project that was intended to be developed by Recoil Games in partnership with Radar Group, which was co-founded by 3D Realms co-founder Scott Miller. That dissolved a few years back, but apparently Miller hasn’t completely forgotten about Earth No More.

    The big difference between Kickstarter and Gambitious is the ability to get actual equity of a project.

    Here’s the project description, by the way:

    “Mankind’s relentless destruction of Earth awakens a biological response from deep within the planet’s crust that threatens an environmental apocalypse.”

    Eurogamer got in touch with Gambitious, who provided a few more details about the project. It’s set to be developed by 3D Realms in collaboration with an unknown other developer. This makes it likely 3D Realms is only overseeing it, a role the company has held in the past with games like Prey, which was largely created by Human Head.

    It’s unclear when 3D Realms will formally launch its pitch for Earth No More.

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    #1  Edited By patrickklepek
    Here's what Earth No more looked like when the project was first discussed a few years back.
    Here's what Earth No more looked like when the project was first discussed a few years back.
    No Caption Provided

    3D Realms is apparently mounting a comeback. Crowdfunding service Gambitious is advertising an awfully interesting upcoming project preparing to launch: a new 3D Realms game.

    Yes, the same 3D Realms that worked on Duke Nukem Forever for more than a decade, and failed to produce that game before someone else came in and saved it. Maybe things have changed?

    In any case, 3D Realms will reportedly look for capital from Internet citizens to revive Earth No More. Earth No More was once a project that was intended to be developed by Recoil Games in partnership with Radar Group, which was co-founded by 3D Realms co-founder Scott Miller. That dissolved a few years back, but apparently Miller hasn’t completely forgotten about Earth No More.

    The big difference between Kickstarter and Gambitious is the ability to get actual equity of a project.

    Here’s the project description, by the way:

    “Mankind’s relentless destruction of Earth awakens a biological response from deep within the planet’s crust that threatens an environmental apocalypse.”

    Eurogamer got in touch with Gambitious, who provided a few more details about the project. It’s set to be developed by 3D Realms in collaboration with an unknown other developer. This makes it likely 3D Realms is only overseeing it, a role the company has held in the past with games like Prey, which was largely created by Human Head.

    It’s unclear when 3D Realms will formally launch its pitch for Earth No More.

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    #2  Edited By AdH0c

    About time

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    #3  Edited By Mr_Skeleton

    Can't wait to see this game in 12 years!

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    #4  Edited By dozeworthy

    Hopefully George Broussard is nowhere near this project.

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    #5  Edited By Generiko

    Yeah I saw this yesterday when I looked at the Mushroom Men sequel on the same site (poor guys have like $600 out of like a quarter million :() and was wondering if it was 30 or 3D Realms

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    #6  Edited By Murdoc_

    Good luck with that. *eye roll*

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    #7  Edited By iamjohn

    I'm not sure the Kickstarter crowd will take to "when it's done" as a release date.

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    #8  Edited By abendlaender

    Wait....3D Realms is still alive?

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    #9  Edited By Akyho

    @iAmJohn said:

    I'm not sure the Kickstarter crowd will take to "when it's done" as a release date.

    I hope people who look at it, KNOW 3D Reals history. Since right now if you put a man convicted of Scams his entire life, next to 3D Realms Id trust the Conman with my money before 3D Realms.

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    #10  Edited By chilibean_3

    I would love to hear somebody try to justify committing money to this project. I understand this isn't the exact same as Kickstarter in that you can get more out of a product you helped fund but it is still an insane idea.

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    #11  Edited By Shaanyboi

    Ummm... how about you fuck right off instead, 3D Realms?

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    #12  Edited By furiousjodo

    Who the hell would offer these guys any money after the DNF fiasco?

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    #13  Edited By SomeDeliCook

    @Dozeworthy said:

    Hopefully George Broussard is nowhere near this project.

    This is more of a Scott Miller project

    That may or may not be a better thing

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    #14  Edited By justin3d

    Patrick, I would love to read an article about how Gambitious works. Reading their pages makes it all rather confusing. Definitely a fair number of fees you have pay.

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    #15  Edited By august

    No thank you.

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    #16  Edited By poheroe

    meh

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    #17  Edited By Elow

    Guys, I have an idea!

    Lets put money in this jar for 10 years and see what comes of it!

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    #18  Edited By ChrisTaran

    I'll think about this. Neither immediately into it our against it.

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    #19  Edited By Icecreamjones

    @justin3d said:

    Patrick, I would love to read an article about how Gambitious works. Reading their pages makes it all rather confusing. Definitely a fair number of fees you have pay.

    That's really why Kickstarter doesn't allow actual investment: there are a LOT of government regulations, taxes, etcetera involved in that kind of thing.

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    #20  Edited By phrosnite

    No. Just no.

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    #21  Edited By jerseyscum

    Yeah. Like any sane person would trust then with a goddamn cent.

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    #22  Edited By LarryDavis

    Ok, I didn't even realize "Gambitious" was a portmanteau of "game" and "ambitious". I thought it was for "gamble".

    Which is probably more accurate, especially in this case.

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    #23  Edited By warchief

    BWAHAHAHA. Just no.

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    #24  Edited By Nephrahim

    Who on earth with two brain cells would fund a 3D realms project after Duke Nukem Forever?

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    #25  Edited By Deusoma
    @FuriousJodo said:

    Who the hell would offer these guys any money after the DNF fiasco?

    Presumably Randy Pitchford, he seems to be operating under the delusion that DNF was totally awesome. :P
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    #26  Edited By SmilingPig

    I have no faith in 3d realms, so I am not holding my breath.

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    #28  Edited By majid

    Timely reminder.

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    #29  Edited By stinky51012

    Who is honestly paying for all these kickstarters? Someone? Anyone?

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    @SmilingPig said:

    I have no fate in 3d realms, so I am not holding my breath.

    faith*

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    #31  Edited By mewarmo990

    @Stinky51012 said:

    Who is honestly paying for all these kickstarters? Someone? Anyone?

    Serious question?

    Obviously the crowdfunding itself, but the hosting site takes a significant cut. Especially since Gambitious sounds like an actual investment thing (while Kickstarter is more of a donation site), there must be a lot of fees and regulations involved.

    Also, these Kickstarters by established software developers usually already have some capital invested (meaning they're not real kickstarters, where nothing happens if it fails) - the Kickstarter functions more as a PR tool and a way for people to pre-order the game while feeling like they are directly supporting the developers.

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    #32  Edited By Lurkero

    Before anyone decides to donate money to a 3D Realms project they better put a "time allotted" clause into the contract.

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    #33  Edited By kosayn

    Seems Legit.jpg

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    #34  Edited By CommanderZx2

    I'm already into the whole kickstarter thingy, I don't want to start frequenting another website such as Gambitious.

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    #35  Edited By runnah555

    Ok on a serious note... WHY THE HELL WOULDN'T YOU CHANGE THE NAME?

    The name "3d realms" has so much stank on it no one would ever touch it.

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    #36  Edited By knightlyknave

    @Elow said:

    Guys, I have an idea!

    Lets put money in this jar for 10 years and see what comes of it!

    A jar full of acid would be more accurate.

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    #37  Edited By Mumrik

    Announced in 2007 guys - http://www.3drealms.com/news/2007/06/earth_no_more.html

    Who would dare do this?

    They haven't even put out an estimated release date, have they?

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    #38  Edited By gbrading

    Nobody with any sense would ever fund this. That's why I full expect the project to be funded. *rolls eyes*

    Funny that Gambitious contains the word "gambit". I'd certainly call this a risky gambit.

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    #39  Edited By EvilNiGHTS

    After the last one I'd actually consider paying 3D Realms to promise not to make another game ever again.

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    #40  Edited By circlenine

    Now you can piss your money away directly waiting for a game to spend 15 years in development and get shit at a result instead of watching publishers do it instead? I'm in!

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    #41  Edited By Mumrik

    @SomeDeliCook said:

    @Dozeworthy said:

    Hopefully George Broussard is nowhere near this project.

    This is more of a Scott Miller project

    That may or may not be a better thing

    While Miller did some good things, isn't he also essentially the guy who let Broussard and company fuck 3DR into the ground slowly over more than a decade? I feel like his association still matters.

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    #42  Edited By Little_Socrates

    ...if Broussard isn't involved, I don't see why they'd use the 3D Realms name. It's only been a joke for going on fourteen years now.

    If Broussard is involved, I don't see why anyone would even consider giving them money.

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    #43  Edited By Kidavenger
    Looks legit
    Looks legit
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    #44  Edited By cornbredx

    Unfortunately, as much as I once loved 3d Realms, I lost faith in them and I also have little to no faith in this legitimacy.

    I am skeptical

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    #45  Edited By NoobSauceG7

    I am sure that it will be a huge pile of shit too when it comes out in 14 years...Who the fuck would hire these guys to do anything?

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    #46  Edited By SSully

    I honestly can't believe that they kept the 3D Realms name after the abomination that was Duke Nukem Forever.

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    #47  Edited By AhmadMetallic

    @Akyho said:

    @iAmJohn said:

    I'm not sure the Kickstarter crowd will take to "when it's done" as a release date.

    I hope people who look at it, KNOW 3D Reals history. Since right now if you put a man convicted of Scams his entire life, next to 3D Realms Id trust the Conman with my money before 3D Realms.

    Woah, that is pretty harsh! Care to elaborate as to why you resent 3D Realms so much?

    For me, since they birthed one of the games that put the PC in the forefront (Duke Nukem franchise regardless of the DNF fiasco) and since they helped make Max Payne, my all time favorite game, come to life, I will be throwing my money at them just as a big "thank you" for the past.

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    #48  Edited By Lazyaza

    And here I was just thinking man sure would be great to set some money on fire.

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    #49  Edited By virtorio

    Can't think of a good reason why this wouldn't be 100% successful

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    #50  Edited By mbr2

    Isn't that how DNF was kept alive for so long? BOOM!

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