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The retro FPS from Voidpoint and 3D Realms is officially getting multiplayer along with a note about a delayed final release.

Sent out today via press channels, they said that it was originally due for a full release in Q3 of this year, however they're pushing it back to "early 2019" as they want to ensure it "meets the same level of polish as other FPS classics from 3D Realms". They're planning a multiplayer beta closer to the final launch, although they're not really giving out any details on exactly how the multiplayer will work other than saying it will be "old-school multiplayer".

They've also announced a limited 500 boxed copy "Founder’s Edition" which will cost $99.99 (not including shipping) and each will be individually numbered, which you can pre-order from the official site.

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It will include:

  • 6’’ Bombshell Figurine
  • Ion Maiden’s Original Soundtrack
  • Ion Maiden Mousepad
  • Key Art Poster
  • Bowling Bomb Stickers
  • Lanyard
  • 3 1:1 Scale Key Card Magnets
  • A “Coming Soon from 3D Realms” Catalogue Highlighting Exciting Upcoming Projects

You can grab the early builds right now from GOG and Steam, well worth a look if you like a truly retro experience. Runs like a dream for me and feels really good, fantastic to have it on Linux.

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Tags: Action, FPS, GOG, Steam
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Jollt 17 Jul, 2018
This game will be -is- on my Top 5 games of the last 15 years, not kidding.
From the preview we can really know it's going to be an amazing game. Can't get that awesome box but if they release more digital stuff I'm getting all the deluxe I can hahha.
Shmerl 17 Jul, 2018
Great game indeed. I'll be waiting for the release :)

@Mblackwell: Thanks for making it and releasing for Linux!
Mblackwell 17 Jul, 2018
You're welcome! :)

I hope you guys saw the new shots on the website:



BFG9000 17 Jul, 2018
This is definitely the next game I'm buying!
GustyGhost 17 Jul, 2018
I just want a multiplayer FPS that people actually play.
Whitewolfe80 17 Jul, 2018
Quoting: JolltThis game will be -is- on my Top 5 games of the last 15 years, not kidding.
From the preview we can really know it's going to be an amazing game. Can't get that awesome box but if they release more digital stuff I'm getting all the deluxe I can hahha.

I got to ask as from what i have seen gameplay wise is it a shooting gallery and story is an after thought or is there a narrative.I am not knocking that type of game its just not my jam i play games for the story and setting.
TheSHEEEP 17 Jul, 2018
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Quoting: MblackwellYou're welcome! :)

I hope you guys saw the new shots on the website:
Lovely!

You are part of the team, right?
In that case, do you know if one could sign an NDA and sell their soul to get a source of your version of the Build engine?
I'd love to play around with that - I know it is probably based on jfbuild, but I have a feeling there is way more to your version.
Kristian 17 Jul, 2018
It is based on EDuke32: http://eduke32.com
Whitewolfe80 17 Jul, 2018
Quoting: GustyGhostI just want a multiplayer FPS that people actually play.

Still playing day of infamy and blistic overkill daily and find games to get into
Mblackwell 17 Jul, 2018
Quoting: TheSHEEEP
Quoting: MblackwellYou're welcome! :)

I hope you guys saw the new shots on the website:
Lovely!

You are part of the team, right?
In that case, do you know if one could sign an NDA and sell their soul to get a source of your version of the Build engine?
I'd love to play around with that - I know it is probably based on jfbuild, but I have a feeling there is way more to your version.

Quoting: KristianIt is based on EDuke32: http://eduke32.com

That's right!


Quoting: Whitewolfe80
Quoting: JolltThis game will be -is- on my Top 5 games of the last 15 years, not kidding.
From the preview we can really know it's going to be an amazing game. Can't get that awesome box but if they release more digital stuff I'm getting all the deluxe I can hahha.

I got to ask as from what i have seen gameplay wise is it a shooting gallery and story is an after thought or is there a narrative.I am not knocking that type of game its just not my jam i play games for the story and setting.

It's a classic game in the style of games like Duke3D, so while there is technically a story and progression it's not all explicitly told to you. It is not, however, an arena shooter, or even in that style (like Serious Sam, Painkiller, Doom 2016, etc). Levels and encounters are very intentionally designed. Design wise it's definitely a child of the 90s.
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