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3D Realms shuts down – Duke Nukem status unclear

By on May 7, 2009

Shacknews is reporting that 3D Realms has shut down. The company has been working on Duke Nukem Forever for 12 years, and has apparently run out of funding.

3D Realms has let employees go. We’re working on trying to find out how many.

Take-Two has also told Shacknews that while it was not funding the development, it has publishing rights for Duke Nukem Forever.

Added to the Job Loss Tracker.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: