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ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the shareware release of Rise of the Triad, Apogee's first-person shooter designed by Tom Hall. Former 3D Realms/Apogee webmaster/community manager Joe Siegler was one of the developers on ROTT, and he has posted a retrospective on his blog discussing the game in amazing detail, covering its history, the development team, insider anecdotes from its development, the recent ROTT remake, and more. The piece also includes behind-the-scenes photos, a video of unused capture sessions, and a tender homage to former 3D Realms programmer William Scarboro, who died in 2002. For those interested, the original Rise of the Triad is still available on GOG.com.
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16. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 23, 2014, 10:11 Ant
 
Nice title. 20? Wow, we're old. I wasn't a fan of ROTT games like Doom, Wolf3D, etc. but my college friend <3ed it.  
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15. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 23, 2014, 09:26 Kristian Joensen
 
Actually Joe is no longer a former 3D Realms employee: https://3drealms.com/team/  
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14. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 21:29 nin
 
NewMaxx wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 20:59:
Obligatory:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtGBwnn1paA

Wow, never seen that...

 
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13. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 20:59 NewMaxx
 
Obligatory:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtGBwnn1paA
 
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12. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 20:12 Necrophob
 
Excalibat. There has never been another FPS weapon to match it (though I love the Blood voodoo doll).  
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11. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 17:28 CalmDragon
 
I remember bouncing around in multiplayer at a LAN party and having no idea what I was doing. Was fun as much as it lasted.  
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10. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 15:28 Fantaz
 
Xero wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 12:39:
I still remember sitting around watching my cousin play this on his PC the day it came out. Good memories even though I never played it, lol.

i never played it either
 
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9. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 13:25 ItBurn
 
Caladell wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 10:22:
Nice title Blue...

I picked up the remake a while back, and really did not enjoy it at all. Controls, mouse movement, it just felt off. Is it worth picking up the original?

I liked the original better. With that said, I doubt you'll enjoy it if it wasn't one of your childhood games.
 
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8. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 12:39 Xero
 
I still remember sitting around watching my cousin play this on his PC the day it came out. Good memories even though I never played it, lol.  
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7. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 11:52 subx
 
Slick wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 10:36:
alongside hexen and heretic as the best early post-doom FPS games.

Dark Forces - 3D maps! Amazing!

...and y'know, John Williams and stuff.
 
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6. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 10:54 Creston
 
I love all these "Hey, do you remember these awesome games you played when you were in your early twenties? Those games are now twenty years old! "

AS IF I NEEDED ANOTHER REMINDER HOW OLD I AM!!

Thanks, Blue! Shakefist
 
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5. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 10:44 Primalchrome
 
Drunk missle launcher.... Stripping a heat seeker off you with a torch on the wall... Dog mode.

Wow. I can't believe how many hours I spent playing with friends over a 4800 baud modem.
 
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4. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 10:36 Slick
 
alongside hexen and heretic as the best early post-doom FPS games.  
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3. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 10:22 Caladell
 
Nice title Blue...

I picked up the remake a while back, and really did not enjoy it at all. Controls, mouse movement, it just felt off. Is it worth picking up the original?
 
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2. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 09:15 Retired
 
nin wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 09:15:
For those interested, the original Rise of the Triad is still available on GOG.com.

woot woot!

Had a blast with it back in the day...


I picked it up some time ago - played it for a few hours and just laughed. Flood of memories from that time in my life came back. Was awesome.
 
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1. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 09:15 nin
 
For those interested, the original Rise of the Triad is still available on GOG.com.

woot woot!

Had a blast with it back in the day...

 
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