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My ideas for a Duke Nukem fangame

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Okay, so I've got some small ideas for an imaginary Duke Nukem fangame that was in my head for a while, and now I am going to share them out. Why? Because I feel like it.

 

Voice Actor for Duke Nukem will be Clint Basinger of LGR fame (I love his channel), who has the most perfect Duke Nukem voice besides the one and only Jon St. John. Because obviously Jon is not going to record lines for a fangame, so we have the next best thing.

 

Engine will be... Unity! I have played some great games that are on the Unity Engine.

 

And... that's it. Sorry if you were disappointed. To be fair, I did say at the beginning of this post that they would be small.

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At this point, I'd say that LGR's Duke Nukem voice is legitimately better than what JSJ's is right now.

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Well, once upon a time in Denmark the guys that currently own 3D Realms were going to make a Duke Nukem fan game. It was called Duke Nukem 3D reloaded and it ran on the Unreal 3 engine but unfortunately, it never saw the light of day. They did release a lot of screenshots and there was one short clip that was leaked.

 

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The game looked like it had potential, the developers even had a non-commercial license from Gearbox. However, I'm still not clear on how the project was canceled. Some people blame Gearbox, others say it was interceptors decision because they got an offer from Apogee to remake Rise of the Triad. I don't know which is true but if I were to ask for a Duke Nukem fan game it would be this one.

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4 hours ago, Eligos said:

Well, once upon a time in Denmark the guys that currently own 3D Realms were going to make a Duke Nukem fan game. It was called Duke Nukem 3D reloaded and it ran on the Unreal 3 engine but unfortunately, it never saw the light of day. They did release a lot of screenshots and there was one short clip that was leaked.

 

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The game looked like it had potential, the developers even had a non-commercial license from Gearbox. However, I'm still not clear on how the project was canceled. Some people blame Gearbox, others say it was interceptors decision because they got an offer from Apogee to remake Rise of the Triad. I don't know which is true but if I were to ask for a Duke Nukem fan game it would be this one.

Actually, it was because this was during the development of Duke Nukem Forever, and the game back when it was shown, had way better graphics than Duke Nukem Forever. And by this point, Gearbox had already taken over development for Duke Nukem Forever, and so they cancelled it, fearing it would destroy the bits and pieces of good reputation that Duke Nukem Forever still had left.

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13 hours ago, Ajora said:

At this point, I'd say that LGR's Duke Nukem voice is legitimately better than what JSJ's is right now.

Quite a few people have dead on Duke Nukem voices. I'd say it's the microphone.

 

As for the game... what are your ideas beyond "made in Unity?" Will Duke be a father? Will Duke be a dinosaur forced to adapt to a world that has moved beyond Beavis & Butthead? Will it be a coming of age story prequel where Duke must kill aliens before the aliens of Duke 3D? Would he team up with Bill Clinton to save Chelsea who ends up hooking up with Duke? What environments would it have? Casinos and Vegas sights? California landmarks? Typical suburban environments with fast food restaurants and theme parks? Duke always seemed to go through themed / gimmicked environments. Would Duke need to piss out a hotel fire?

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15 hours ago, geo said:

Quite a few people have dead on Duke Nukem voices. I'd say it's the microphone.

 

As for the game... what are your ideas beyond "made in Unity?" Will Duke be a father? Will Duke be a dinosaur forced to adapt to a world that has moved beyond Beavis & Butthead? Will it be a coming of age story prequel where Duke must kill aliens before the aliens of Duke 3D? Would he team up with Bill Clinton to save Chelsea who ends up hooking up with Duke? What environments would it have? Casinos and Vegas sights? California landmarks? Typical suburban environments with fast food restaurants and theme parks? Duke always seemed to go through themed / gimmicked environments. Would Duke need to piss out a hotel fire?

 

Like I said, my ideas were very short. Luckily for you guys, I have one more idea to share now that I forgot to put in the original post.

 

I kind of imagined it to be sort of like an open-world game, a la GTA... but I am aware of the fact that "what works on paper does not always work in reality", and unfortunately I think I have to place that card for this. I am not sure if an open-world Duke game would make much sense. Although to be honest this could also just be me being skeptical, as I always am when I come up with ideas like this.

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On 9/20/2018 at 11:24 AM, Ajora said:

At this point, I'd say that LGR's Duke Nukem voice is legitimately better than what JSJ's is right now.

Poor old JSJ sounded almost depressed in Duke3D World Tour. And as much as I want to blame Gearbox for that, I can't help but to feel like he might be getting tired of the character. But I hope that's not the case, because he's the only Duke for me.

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16 hours ago, geo said:

Will Duke be a dinosaur forced to adapt to a world that has moved beyond Beavis & Butthead?

Made me vaguely reminded of this.  (Which I admittedly haven't played, just found the concept memorable when I was browsing the list of Keen mods).

 

16 hours ago, geo said:

Will it be a coming of age story prequel where Duke must kill aliens before the aliens of Duke 3D?

I've idly thought that a retelling of the events of one or both of the preceeding games in a Duke 3D mod would be kind of fun, but I'm not really enough of a Duke fan to be bothered to make it happen.

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On 9/20/2018 at 12:26 AM, crazyflyingdonut said:

Voice Actor for Duke Nukem will be Clint Basinger of LGR fame

YES

On 9/20/2018 at 12:26 AM, crazyflyingdonut said:

Engine will be... Unity!

Why not Build 2, that would be awesome.

 

But seriously though, a stand-alone game might not happen at all unless Gearbox is not sticking to the long-standing 3D Realms' policy of shutting down and C&D'g anything Duke related.

 

Have you played Alien Armageddon? Game mods/TCs are allowed to exist thankfully, this is probably the most realistic option for a fangame, as least according to my understanding.

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28 minutes ago, MrFlibble said:

But seriously though, a stand-alone game might not happen at all unless Gearbox is not sticking to the long-standing 3D Realms' policy of shutting down and C&D'g anything Duke related. 

 

They're acting just like Nintendo when it comes to fangames.

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Honestly, Duke Reloaded didn't look that great IMO

It was being made before Rise of the Triad 2013 came out, and while I enjoyed ROTT '13, it felt like an amateur project cobbled together. Bombshell was much better and Rad Rodgers even more so, so the team definitely found their groove, but at this point I'd rather they stick to their original IPs than go back to Duke.

 

It'd be great if the Ion Maiden devs Voidpoint were to make something Duke related because they understand Duke and it'd be a labor of love, but I also hope they find success with their own original projects so they get as much profit as possible. Those guys are great!

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On 9/20/2018 at 6:31 PM, Eligos said:

The game looked like it had potential, the developers even had a non-commercial license from Gearbox. However, I'm still not clear on how the project was canceled. Some people blame Gearbox, others say it was interceptors decision because they got an offer from Apogee to remake Rise of the Triad. I don't know which is true but if I were to ask for a Duke Nukem fan game it would be this one.

 

I remember seeing this a few years ago. It looked amazing but based on what I've read it was supposedly cancelled due to a C&D from Gearbox.

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15 hours ago, wheresthebeef said:

Honestly, Duke Reloaded didn't look that great IMO

It was being made before Rise of the Triad 2013 came out, and while I enjoyed ROTT '13, it felt like an amateur project cobbled together. Bombshell was much better and Rad Rodgers even more so, so the team definitely found their groove, but at this point I'd rather they stick to their original IPs than go back to Duke.

 

It'd be great if the Ion Maiden devs Voidpoint were to make something Duke related because they understand Duke and it'd be a labor of love, but I also hope they find success with their own original projects so they get as much profit as possible. Those guys are great!


I guess I wouldn't want Duke Nukem anymore if Ion Maiden turns out to be good. I should give their demo a try. My petite wife did her Duke Nukem voice for Jon St. John and he immediately said he was surprised she could pull it off as well as she good since her voice was so different naturally.

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