Fans of FPS type games, especially those from back in the day, are in for a treat as MachineWorks has partnered up with TapJoy to bring Duke Nukem 3D to Android. MachineWorks has tapped into TapJoy’s $5million dollar developer fund to develop Duke Nukem 3D for Android.
Duke Nukem 3D dropped into the world of gaming back in 1996 and was a pretty big hit. Even though this is actually the third installment into the Duke Nukem series of games, this will be the first one to actually land on Android.
This version of Duke Nukem 3D will follow pretty much exactly how the PC version was back when it came out in 1996 when it comes to killing aliens but with controls for mobile devices. Even though there is no exact release date known just yet, we do know it’s coming ‘soon’. Also there is no word on pricing either but for those of you who are fans of games like this one of DOOM, it’s great to see an official port of the gaming coming over to Android. It will be available for all Android phones and tablets that run Android 2.1 or higher.
You can check out the full press release below for your viewing pleasure.
Developer Website: MachineWorks Northwest
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.