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Duke Nukem Forever developer shuts its doors

After 3D Realms' continued insistence that it was still working on the game, gaming news site Shacknews reported that 3D Realms has shut its doors.

Any longtime fan of PC gaming is likely familiar with the saga of Duke Nukem Forever. Announced by developer 3D Realms in April of 1997, Duke Nukem Forever was supposed to be the sequel to 1996's hit first-person shooter Duke Nukem 3D. After 12 years in development, and 3D Realms' continued insistence that it was still working on the game, gaming news site Shacknews reported Wednesday night that 3D Realms has shut its doors.

Duke Nukem in his most recent incarnation. 3DRealms

An almost annual winner of Wired's Vaporware Awards, Duke Nukem Forever had at least two wholesale 3D engine changes and two different publishers throughout its development. Screenshots, video, and the occasional online job posting trickled out from 3D Realms every few years, maintaining fans' hope that the Duke Nukem Forever would one day be finished.

Despite those teases, Duke Nukem Forever has become an industry-wide joke for its seemingly infinite development cycle. Some patient gamers may be sad to apparently lose the prospect of playing Duke Nukem Forever some day; anyone who's kept up with Duke's ongoing development will surely miss being able to use it as a punchline.

See Duke Nukem demos on Download.com.