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Oct
Duke Nukem 3D Home

OK, we don't have much that we can show you yet, but I think the title sends the message. Ass kicking. Bubble gum chewing. Balls of steel. That's right kids, Duke Nukem is headed to Android in all his state-of-the-art-in-1991 3D glory. Don't believe us? We have visual proof (and a press release!):

Duke Nukem 3D Fight Scene

Damn, you're ugly. Probably because you're from an iOS screenshot.

Of course, this port has been out for some time on iOS, but the developer behind it (MachineWorks Northwest) has been hard at work to get the title on Android. We know it's coming very soon, but we don't have an exact date at this point. The real question, though, is who wants some [gameplay footage]? We do, and we're hoping to get some hands-on time with the title soon. It will be compatible with all Android devices running 2.1 or higher, Honeycomb tablets included.

Have no idea who or what Duke Nukem 3D is or why we're excited about graphics that make Minecraft look pretty? Read this. Anyway, here's the press release, it has information about things:

Prepare Yourself for Total Meltdown: Tapjoy and MachineWorks NorthWest Bring Duke Nukem 3D to Android

Legendary first-person shooter game launched as part of the Tapjoy Android Fund

San Francisco, CA – October 12, 2011 – Tapjoy, Inc. (www.tapjoy.com), a leading independent mobile application network, announced today that it has partnered with MachineWorks NorthWest (www.machineworksnorthwest.com) to bring the iconic video game Duke Nukem 3D to the Android Market. MachineWorks NorthWest partnered with Tapjoy as part of the Tapjoy Android Fund, designed to bring top-quality mobile games and applications to the Android platform.

Duke Nukem burst onto the scene in 1991 as the wise-cracking, cigar-chomping, woman-loving tough guy who must save the Earth from invading aliens, and does so with all the irreverence and hyper-masculinity of a Hollywood action hero. The third installment in the highly acclaimed Duke Nukem series, Duke Nukem 3D is a first-person shooter game set in Los Angeles “sometime in the early 21st century” in which players use increasingly sophisticated weapons in order to defeat aliens and mutated humans attempting to take over the world. The launch of Duke Nukem 3D in the Android Market marks the first time any of the Duke Nukem titles are available on Android devices.

“Duke Nukem is a legend in his own time, and he’d be the first person to tell you that,” said Rob Carroll, Tapjoy’s Director of Publishing for Tapjoy. “MachineWorks NorthWest has done a great job of bringing the brash, trash-talking character and all his ass-kicking glory to the mobile environment, and we are thrilled to be working with AAA studios like MachineWorks to help bring games of this caliber to Android.”

Tapjoy provided MachineWorks Northwest with development support to help port Duke Nukem 3D from iOS to Android. Duke Nukem 3D is currently being promoted through Tapjoy’s performance-based ad network to improve discovery of the game and increase new user acquisition.

“Tapjoy was the ideal partner to help us launch Duke Nukem 3D on Android,” said Andreas Vahsen, CEO and Founder at MachineWorks NorthWest. “The resources they provided were invaluable, but even more important was the level of PR expertise and inside knowledge they brought to the partnership. We wouldn’t have accomplished this launch nearly as fast or as successfully without their help.”

Duke Nukem 3D will be available very soon from any Android smartphone or tablet device running version 2.1 and up through the Android Market, or online at http://www.machineworksnorthwest.com.

About MachineWorks NorthWest LLC

Machineworks Northwest LLC is an academy-nominated (AIAS) mobile game developer . A Mobile Developer since 2001, Machineworks started with the official Doom1 and Doom2 ports to Pocket PC for Id Software. MW designed the critically acclaimed Prey and Duke Nukem Mobile line of mobile games, pioneering the 2D/3D release strategy and created the best-selling Guitar Hero Mobile 3 and 4 for Hands-on Mobile, all running on RIPP3D, Machineworks award-winning mobile 3D Tech. Other titles include Stargate SG-1, Rocky Boxing 3D , Don’t Forget the Lyrics, Painkiller Purgatory, 3D Hunting: Alaskan Hunt. Customers include 3D Realms, Bandai, Microsoft, Nokia, Id Software, HP, Glu Mobile, Chillingo/EA and Sega. Machineworks was voted Best Mobile 3D Studio, won numerous Editor’s choices and “Best Mobile Game of the Year” Awards, including CNET’s “10 best mobile games ever made.” Entrepreneur magazine recognized Machineworks as “one of the 100 brilliant companies to watch” in 2009.

About Tapjoy

Tapjoy is the success engine for mobile application distribution, engagement and revenue. The company’s turnkey in-app advertising platform helps developers acquire cost-effective, high-value new users, drive engagement within their applications, and create incremental income by providing an ad-funded payment method. The Tapjoy ad marketplace spans over 10,000 applications and 280 million global consumers on iOS, Android and emerging mobile platforms, delivering more than 1 million advertising completions per day to application developers and advertisers. Tapjoy is backed by top-tier investors including J.P.Morgan Asset Management, Rho Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, InterWest Partners and D.E. Shaw Ventures. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company also has offices in New York, London and Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.tapjoy.com.

Note to Editors: Android and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc.; iOS is a trademark of Apple, Inc.

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Martin

    Nice! Wonder what the cost will be

  • John

    It's $.99 for the iOS, so hopefully it'll be the same for Android.

  • andddlay

    it ran perfectly on palm os (for free)...i'm glad it's coming to android finally!

  • anonn

    Why? I hated that game!

    • lincthra

      Because you are from something like a 1% minority of the gaming population from '91. Thus, companies aren't likely to cater to just you. The vast... VAST majority of people absolutely loved this game and that's who companies cater to... the majority.

  • http://ericcamil.com Eric

    Older games converted to Android are great. Most of the time they run without a problem at all! Now if we could get some of the Sierra Classics or anything by Interplay for tablets...

    • ChumbleSpuzz

      ScummVM for Android looks like it has several Sierra games already.

      Haven't tried it yet, so cannot vouch for how well it works.

  • lincthra

    I'd love to see some Commander Keen and original Prince of Persia bouncing around. I used to run those on my old Windows 6 (I think, don't remember exactly its been so long) T-Mobile Dash/HTC Excaliber under Dosbox back in '06.

  • Joris

    I love it!!! Can't wait to get it on my Desire!

  • GraveUypo

    duke nukem 3D is from 1996 not 1991 -_-

    in 1991 we were still enjoyng our awesome shiny SEGA CDs with their fancy-ass shining laser disc mystical technology. there was nothing remotely close to duke3d back then. the first "big" FPS game, wolfenstein 3D, would only be realeased one year later and couldn't hold a candle to duke3d graphically.