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Business  3, Mar 2014

Danish publisher acquires 3D Realms/Apogee

Interceptor Entertainment CEO confirmed the purchased of Duke Nukem via Twitter; more details to be revealed later this week

The fate of 3D Realms, previously known as Apogee Software and for games like Duke Nukem 3D and Commander Keen, is now up to a Danish publisher called Interceptor Entertainment.

According to a Danish article on Borsen.dk (via Game Informer), SDN Invest Founder and Coolshop.dk Co-owner Mike Nielson will be the new CEO for the Danish publisher. He said that past 3D Realms/Apogee Software franchises are considered valuable and he hopes to return them to their former glory back in the 90s.

He will take over the role of current CEO Frederick Schreiber, who recently confirmed the buyout via Twitter.

3D Realms will remain in Austin, Texas for now. More info about the acquisition and how much it’s worth will be divulged in the next few days, so stay tuned.

For those keeping score, Interceptor Entertainment was responsible for the recent Rise of the Triads reboot which received positive to middling acclaim. At the very least, retro PC gaming fans can take heart that someone’s looking out for Commander Keen and his ilk.

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