Blast from the past: Apogee launches online store

By on June 18, 2011, 11:00 AM

When I saw this news, I experienced a huge feeling of nostalgia; I just knew I had to write it up. It's crazy how many times I saw the logo you now see on the side. Apogee has announced the launch of its new online store over at http://store.digitalriver.com/store/apogee.

Gamers can now buy some of Apogee's favorite legacy titles, including Duke Nukem 3D, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, and the Apogee Legacy Pack. The $20 Legacy Pack is a collection of classic Apogee games including, Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, Rise of the Triad: Dark War, Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold, and Blake Stone: Planet Strike.

This weekend, you can get $5.00 off the price by typing in the Coupon Code "Father" – the Father's Day special expires on Monday, June 20, 2011. Additionally, as a bonus for ordering the Legacy Pack, you will receive at no additional cost Extreme Rise of the Triad and the soundtrack to Duke Nukem: Critical Mass with 10 "ego-pumping" songs (Apogee's words, not mine).

Apogee was a pioneer in digital distribution 25 years ago, before the rise of the console. Commander Keen, one of the company's classics, is one of the reasons why I am a die-hard PC gamer, and always will be, rather than a console gamer.

"Apogee fostered young development teams creating a global audience through its digital distribution platform," Terry Nagy, Apogee's Chief Creative Officer, said in a statement. "Apogee will continue its tradition by providing a platform for new developers to access a global market...our online store being the first step in this direction."




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gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

RoTT. First game to let you dual wield pistols IIRC. That was fun.

Guest said:

Blake Stone!

insect said:

Commander Keen!

madboyv1, TechSpot Paladin, said:

ohmansyes. They need to make more packs. I'd buy a Commander Keen Collection. A lot of time in the 90s was spent playing Apogee games, and I feel the same way as Emil on this one.

Guest said:

I wish they'd revive Commander Keen and make a new game from the series. Imagine Keen, his blaster and those yellow slugs in 3D running on DX11.

Guest said:

Keen is the man! I grew up on the Commander.

Guest said:

They did. Take a look at Steam's "Commander Keen Pack" under ID Games.

MrAnderson said:

A new updated Commander Keen platformer Ratchet and Clank style would be awesome!

BTW... anyone try to user the "Father" code... it doesn't work for me. I am have nostalgic feelings regarding the Blake and RoT series! I heard that a RoT was supposed to be in the works. Let Ravensoft do it... it would be great.

Guest said:

just use father, with no caps.....if code doesn't work

fpsgamerJR62 said:

Wow, Rise of the Triad. Seems like another lifetime ago. Thanks for the post, Emil. Really brings back good memories.

Guest said:

Ah, I also grew up on Commander Keen and Duke. Apogee <3

Also - anyone love Raptor: Call of the Shadows? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raptor:_Call_of_the_Shadows

That game was SO good. Think you can get it on the iPhone now too..

Dan

Guest said:

Apogee Means Action

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