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Apogee Returns to Bring Duke Nukem to Nintendo DS and PSP

The publisher that pioneered episodic gaming and online distribution is back.

Dallas, TX Jul 14, 2008 Apogee Software is back to re-establish itself as an innovative leader in interactive entertainment. Apogee is reviving some of its legacy catalogue of 30+ releases as well as publishing all-new properties in collaboration with diverse creators and developers.

Apogee is bringing the King of Action himself, Duke NukemTM, to the handheld console market with three new missions, together called the Duke Nukem TrilogyTM. Apogee Software is producing the Trilogy under an exclusive license agreement with 3D Realms and MachineWorks Northwest LLC. The Trilogy is comprised of three episodes: Critical MassTM, Chain ReactionTM, and Proving GroundsTM.

“This marks a new beginning for a famous publisher with a history of market-making innovation,” said Terry Nagy, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Apogee. “I can’t think of a better character than Duke or a better franchise than the Trilogy to usher in a new era for Apogee.”

Apogee pioneered the shareware game revolution in 1987 by inventing the concept of game demos, distributed online, which advertised the remaining episodes in a series. Before this time, game demos and episodic releases were unheard of. These concepts created by Apogee have become mainstream today.

“It’s funny how what’s old is new again in this industry,” remarked Apogee co-founder, Scott Miller. “Many of the things Apogee pioneered are back in style, so it only makes sense to bring back Apogee and its properties with a visionary team that will once again create innovation for gamers around the world.”

The Duke Nukem episodes will be released sequentially, beginning in the Summer of 2009 and have the following features:

  • 9 Different World Locations
  • 36 Action-Packed Levels
  • 3D Accelerated Graphics
  • 3D Characters with Detailed Textures
  • Real-Time Particle and Lighting Effects
  • Multi-Mode Play with up to 5 Different Styles of Game Play Action
  • Multi-Player Action
  • Total Ass-Kicking Weapons

Apogee is bringing its innovation to the handheld market by producing the Trilogy for both the Nintendo DSTM and Sony PSPTM utilizing the same storyline, but taking full advantage of each platforms strengths. This means a totally different gaming experience on each system while staying true to the storyline.

About Apogee

Apogee Software, LLC, is a privately held Texas company, with a core team of industry experts in game development, publishing, and distribution. Apogee builds franchises around original IP, developing and publishing content for retail and digital distribution on next-generation consoles, the PC, and mobile platforms. Apogee’s amazing history includes the original releases of Commander KeenTM(1990), Duke NukemTM (1991), Wolfenstein 3-DTM (1992), RaptorTM(1993), and Rise of the TriadTM (1994), just to name a few.

For more information, please visit www.apogeesoftware.com.

About Machineworks Northwest LLC

MachineWorks Northwest LLC is an award-winning mobile and handheld console game developer. Voted “Best Mobile Developer 2007″ and “Best Graphics Technology 2007″ by IGN Wireless, MachineWorks is well known for its mobile adaptation of the Duke Nukem Universe (IGN Editor’s Choice) and the development of Prey3D Mobile, VGA Video Game Award’s 2007 “Best Mobile Game of the Year.” Prey3D Mobile also took home a special “Best Visual Design” award and was nominated for an Academy of Interactive Sciences (AIAS) award in 2007. MWNW holds the exclusive mobile and handheld rights to Duke Nukem.

For more information, visit www.machineworksnorthwest.com.

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Date: July 14, 2008

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