Ryan “icculus” Gordon has released Wolfenstein 3-D: Alt-Right Edition, it’s a in-browser version of Wolfenstein 3D where you can punch nazis like modern-day heroes punching real-life Nazi, Richard Spencer. Click here to go play. Ryan warns that it probably won’t work on phones, and points out the itch.io hosted Nazi Punching game jam for anyone who wants to make their own Nazi punching extravaganza.
Lots of interesting stuff including Ryan discussing OS/2 at length. This portion is especially compelling:
I find if you’re targeting Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X right from the start, your code will probably work anywhere else that you might try it later.
Not to long ago, people would say, “why bother? Everyone runs Windows!”
But then the consoles became important.
And smaller shops might still say, “well, I’m not targeting those anyhow!”
But now they wish they had an iPad port.
You never know what will be important tomorrow!
The English version of the interview is unfortunately lacking this great picture so I have provided it for reference.
Originally, I had written some lengthy article on the passing of 3D Realms, but it wouldn’t really mean anything if you need to be informed of their accomplishments. Suffice it to say, they were at the top of the game with Duke 3D’s 2.5D features that I had never seen in anything prior. Even today, the only game that is really comparable to Duke 3D is Serious Sam, and it cannot hold a candle to the personality in Duke.
Two of the most prominent developers to work on the open-source code released by 3D Realms (Duke 3D and Shadow Warrior, mainly) are Jonothan Jonof and Ryan “icculus” Gordon. I’ve gotten their comments on this (all links are added by myself):
I was shocked to hear they were shutting down. George has always been really good to me personally, and I’ve had a lot of fun working with their games…Duke, Prey, Shadow, and even Kroz. It’s the end of an era.
-Ryan “icculus” Gordon
It’s unfortunate and a little sad, because I was quite looking forward to playing Duke Forever. Still, work will continue on the ports as I get time to devote to them.
-Jonathon “JonoF” Fowler
Thanks to them for their thoughts.
This is what happens when you meet a stranger in the alps and he teaches you how to log GPS data on top of google maps.