A graphic artist posted a video online of the concept of Duke Nukem Begins. introduced the so-called vertical slice In 2008 commissioned by Gearbox. The video shows Duke in typical action and four-player co-op mode.
The video is an animated representation of what the game should look like. It’s a 3D animation created under the direction of Gregor Punchatz when he was at Janimation in 2008. Punchatz wrote that the company was instructed by Gearbox to produce such vertical slice To make Duke Nukem start.
Punchatz was a manager at Janimation at the time, and according to him, the company went above and beyond to make it their best video ever. However, this work turned out to be in vain, as the development of Duke Nukem Begins was halted due to a legal conflict.
Proud of the work, Punchatz says, he’s still putting the animation online thirteen years later. He hopes that the video release will ensure continued development of the game.
Duke Nukem Begins hasn’t been officially announced, but it was already known that the game was in development. This was evident from court documents in 2009. There has been a legal dispute over the Duke Nukem rights for years between 3D Realms and Gearbox. This also led to the development of Duke Nukem Forever, which came out in 2011 after a significant delay. The game has been in the works since 1997.
3D Realms is the original creator of Duke Nukem, and Gearbox bought the rights back in 2010. Both companies recently became part of the Embracer Group. 3D worlds It was acquired by this gaming company in early August and Acquisition of a gearbox It was announced early this year.
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