3D Realms Plans QUAKE-Engine Shooter

1C Entertainment and 3D Realms announce plans to bring Ion Maiden to consoles next year, widening the reach of this dad joke-titled shooter using the old-timey Build-engine. As that wave of nostalgia crashes about us, they also reveal they are collaborating on another retro shooter, saying an FPS based on the original QUAKE engine is also in the works (so this isn't a revival of the original Duke Nukem Forever, as that was announced as a QUAKE 2 engine game). There are no other details, here's the part of the announcement covering the news:
1C Entertainment, a global PC and console publisher will collaborate with 3D Realms, the developer of classic first-person shooters including Duke Nukem and Shadow Warrior, to bring Ion Maiden to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Q2 2019, in addition to the previously announced Steam release. Both companies will also collaborate on a new unannounced FPS based on the original Quake engine coming to all the same platforms as Ion Maiden.

Ion Maiden’s exclusive multi-hour preview campaign is available on Steam Early Access for $19.99 in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian. The retro first-person shooter developed in the Build engine, which powered Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, and Shadow Warrior, will simultaneously release on all platforms Q2 2019 in both digital and physical formats. In this prequel to 2016’s Bombshell, Shelly has to take down transhumanist mastermind Dr. Jadus Heskel.
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Killes wrote on Oct 25, 2018, 09:32:
Nothing rose-colored, I would gladly play a recent FPS which scratches the itches of Quake1, Blood, Doom (Doom4 came close in some aspects, but certainly not all, as usual)

Have you tried Project Warlock?
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Oct 25, 2018, 11:28
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Killes wrote on Oct 25, 2018, 09:32:
Thank you for illustrating my point Beamer - if you put an ounce of mental effort in let's say analyzing Quake 1 and trying out "FPS in the style of Quake 1. Steam is full of them" you would realize that actually, no, not one of them is anything like it.

There is nothing painful with playing the classic with sourceports: mouselook, high screen resolutions + widescreen, butter smooth 200+FPS... what are you on about ?

Nothing rose-colored, I would gladly play a recent FPS which scratches the itches of Quake1, Blood, Doom (Doom4 came close in some aspects, but certainly not all, as usual)

No, I used plenty of mental effort, I'm just not a fan of living in a dead past, desperately clinging to the things of my youth and claiming that they're better and things aren't made like that anymore because kids today are stupid.

We can argue over what "full" means, but Steam is definitely loaded with 90s inspired games, Blue covers them frequently.
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Oct 25, 2018, 11:25
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jdreyer wrote on Oct 25, 2018, 11:17:
It's interesting that they are touting the Quake engine for this. Watching the trailer, I'm reminded of a Build engine game. For example, all the explosions are 2D sprites, whereas the original Quake had 3D explosions. This game looks more like Duke than Quake.

Because the video is Ion Maiden, which is a BUILD game. They also announced a Quake engine game, which they haven't revealed anything about other than its existence.
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It's interesting that they are touting the Quake engine for this. Watching the trailer, I'm reminded of a Build engine game. For example, all the explosions are 2D sprites, whereas the original Quake had 3D explosions. This game looks more like Duke than Quake.
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Oct 25, 2018, 09:32
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Thank you for illustrating my point Beamer - if you put an ounce of mental effort in let's say analyzing Quake 1 and trying out "FPS in the style of Quake 1. Steam is full of them" you would realize that actually, no, not one of them is anything like it.

There is nothing painful with playing the classic with sourceports: mouselook, high screen resolutions + widescreen, butter smooth 200+FPS... what are you on about ?

Nothing rose-colored, I would gladly play a recent FPS which scratches the itches of Quake1, Blood, Doom (Doom4 came close in some aspects, but certainly not all, as usual)
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Oct 25, 2018, 07:55
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Oct 25, 2018, 07:55
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Killes wrote on Oct 25, 2018, 03:41:
To all the "Why's"
No one has recreated a FPS in the style and genre of Quake 1 (or Duke Nuken, hence Ion Maiden) since back then

And its not because those games are outdated / not so good or other, but simply due to frantic chasing of trends and "progress" whilst ignoring/disregarding the qualities and gameplay style of these older FPS's. (its old dude, its gotta be bad, all old stuff is crap right? we be of today bro, ergo we da best bro!)

And no 99% of those other "retro" fps's in semi modern engines have almost none of the qualities which made these great, as those developing them seem to completely miss the point and whats good about them.

So people who give a crap and think about this and enjoy these styles of FPS are making more of them, and to keep development focused - using the same engines (with comforts added on dev and player side).
There are many benefits to in using very well known tools and engines (ones with almost 20 years of tinkering about with)

There's a lot of rose-colored glasses here. I haven't played Ion Maiden, but man, going back and playing Duke now is extremely painful.

And plenty of people have made FPS in the style of Quake 1. Steam is full of them, from people every bit as competent as this new Dutch 3D Realms.
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Oct 25, 2018, 03:41
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To all the "Why's"
No one has recreated a FPS in the style and genre of Quake 1 (or Duke Nuken, hence Ion Maiden) since back then

And its not because those games are outdated / not so good or other, but simply due to frantic chasing of trends and "progress" whilst ignoring/disregarding the qualities and gameplay style of these older FPS's. (its old dude, its gotta be bad, all old stuff is crap right? we be of today bro, ergo we da best bro!)

And no 99% of those other "retro" fps's in semi modern engines have almost none of the qualities which made these great, as those developing them seem to completely miss the point and whats good about them.

So people who give a crap and think about this and enjoy these styles of FPS are making more of them, and to keep development focused - using the same engines (with comforts added on dev and player side).
There are many benefits to in using very well known tools and engines (ones with almost 20 years of tinkering about with)
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Oct 24, 2018, 13:15
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jdreyer wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 01:26:
Why.
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Oct 24, 2018, 10:23
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Re: 3D Realms Plans QUAKE-Engine Shooter Oct 24, 2018, 10:23
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3D Realms isn't really still around. Or, rather, it's around the same way Atari is, or Polaroid is, or any number of these companies whose name gets bought by someone else and mostly exists like a zombie is still around.
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Oct 24, 2018, 10:15
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So many easy jokes to make.

Instead, I'll just ask, why is 3D Realms still around? Why is anyone still working with these clowns?
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aka_STEVE wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 09:23:
3D Realms still exists ....??

Yeah, well, they had a lot of dead weight years ago, but I think the owner was a sweetheart and couldn't let go of people, so, he had to let go of people by shutting down the company, but not shutting down forever.
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3D Realms still exists ....??

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What, what year is it?
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Oct 24, 2018, 08:33
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I have a weird attraction to retro shooters, and this one looks great.
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Game developers today: "let's keep targeting that nostalgia, until we run all their childhood memories into the ground!"

These two projects sound somewhat interesting, but I think I'll avoid buying either one on principle alone, at least from what I'm reading at this point.
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Killes wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 03:55:
The guys working on it are current Quake SP mappers, have a look at Arcane Dimensions for Quake etc...
The guys who made Arcane Dimensions? Is this confirmed? If yes, this is an insta-buy. Arcane Dimensions is a collection of THE most beautiful Quake maps ever released.
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The guys working on it are current Quake SP mappers, have a look at Arcane Dimensions for Quake etc...

To the 2 naysayers...you really have no clue.

This kind of thing
http://www.quaketastic.com/files/MASTER_POSTER_FINAL.jpg
Looks better than 90%% of modern engine AAA stuff, and certainly leagues ahead of modern "retro" fps's. Its about craft, taste and skill, not the engine.
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The test release of Ion Maiden is very promising, so if the final game is as good, I'm very hyped about the Quake-engine game.

The thing about many retro releases using modern engines is they don't look or feel right somehow. Using an actual older engine makes things... I don't know, more complete. And there is a slight chance the hardware requirements won't be as big as with Unity based games

If the Quake-engine game will have Quake-like gameplay, I'm all for it. It's very hard nowadays to find an old school shooter that's actually old school, most of them are too Serious Sam-ish with arenas with swarms of enemies (kill a hundred spawning enemies before a door to the next location opens...) and that sort of thing didn't occur all that much in the old Dooms and Quakes.
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so, $20 for something worse quality than many mods for modern games? no ta. Didnt DN3d have mouselook patched in? I seem to remember you needing to patch and enable in the sound config .exe
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