Duke Nukem 3D

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GT Interactive Software released Duke Nukem 3D in the year 1996. It's a very good science fiction action game, part of the Duke Nukem series. Duke Nukem 3D is abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played by 8 players.
Awards and accolades:
status: abandonware game abandonware
released: 1996
publisher: GT Interactive Software
developer: 3d Realms
designers: Allen H. Blum III, Todd J. Replogle
keywords: humor, science fiction, urban setting, level editor, dystopia, auto mapping
series: Duke Nukem


Technical details

system: DOS
view: 1st person, 3D
multiplayer: LAN or Internet (1-8 players)
input: key keyboard, mouse mouse, joy joystick, pad gamepad, thrust thrustmaster
distribution: cd cd-rom
graphics: SuperVGA, Vesa, VGA
sound: Adlib, Sound Blaster, MIDI, Tandy, Roland, Pro Audio Spectrum, Gravis Ultrasound, Ensoniq soundscape
popularity: 8968 page views

Facts and trivia

The source code of Duke Nukem 3D v1.5, which uses the Build engine, was released as free software under the GPL on April 1, 2003. The game content remains under a proprietary license.

Duke Nukem 3D is often cited as one of the first videogames to merge irreverent humor and explicit sexual themes with gameplay, particularly within the first-person shooter genre. Several tongue-in-cheek jabs towards American consumerism, Hollywood culture, and sex in the media are prevalent.

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