September 30, 2005

New Version of the Apogee / 3DR FAQ Online

Which of these games used to be Apogee projects?

* Doom
* Descent
* Cyril Cyberpunk

Did you know that these games had other names during development?

* Death Rally (Hi-Speed)
* Rise of the Triad (Wolfenstein 3D Part II)
* Major Stryker (Strike Force)
* Terminal Velocity (Velocity Brawl)
* Raptor (Mercenary 2029)
* Shadow Warrior (Ninja Master)
* Realms of Chaos actually was the third name for that project!

Answers to these questions, and many many others are available right now in the the Apogee / 3D Realms FAQ. Written by Apogee fan Sam Stoddard, this FAQ is the single best source of information available about us, our people, and our games. The first version came out in August of 1994, and it's been updated with our games and projects ever since - a special thanks to Sam goes out for continuing the work on this FAQ all these years. This new version, v7.2 can be found in our FAQ area. There you can find a link to a text version of the FAQ, as well as an HTML version of the FAQ on Sam's servers.

Here's some other other information covered in the FAQ:

* What's the difference between Duke Nukem & Duke Nukum?
* "Call Apogee & say Aardwolf" - What's that?
* Who designed each of the 176 officially released Rise of the Triad levels?
* What do Fury3, Microsoft, & Hellbender have to do with Terminal Velocity?
* Was there really a v1.3 of Wolfenstein 3D?
* What was Duke Nukem: Endangered Species Hunter?
* What was the name of the abandoned RPG that Apogee was working on for awhile?

If you've ever played any of our games, or if you've ever wondered "Why is that?" - then you owe it to yourself to check out the Apogee FAQ today. Spend some time and read it all, you'll be amazed at the amount of information in here.

BTW, all the games listed in the first question used to be our games at some point. The FAQ will tell you a little about that.

NOTE: Please take care to note that this FAQ is not ours. It's not written by us. We just host it on our site as a convienence. And no, DNF is not cancelled - to those who wrote in regarding that in the FAQ, make sure and read closer (Hello Apache). :)

Posted by Joe Siegler on September 30, 2005 at 2:02 PM | Permalink
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