After nearly 20 years, Apogee Software has unearthed the source code (or what's left of it) for their classic FPS, Blake Stone: Planet Strike. This code (long thought lost) is being made available freely to the public as of today.
With the release of The Apogee Throwback Pack on Steam, interest in Blake Stone is at an all time high, and Apogee hopes that with the release of this code, fans will be able to bring Blake back in a whole new way.
Said Apogee CCO Terry Nagy, “When we were selecting games for the Throwback Pack and decided to put both Blake Stone games in, I knew we had a golden opportunity to finally release the source code that Blake fans have been wanting for all these years. And when I contacted Mike Maynard, he agreed that it was definitely about time. Nice to know that those old 3.5" floppies retain data for so long!”
The code is now freely available and can be downloaded from ApogeeSoftware.com .
About Blake Stone
Many players wondered how Apogee would follow the success of Wolfenstein 3D in 1992. The answer was Blake Stone! Where Wolf3D took you into the past; thrust into a world at war - Blake rockets you into the future where a sinister madman, Dr. Pyrus Goldfire, is using genetics to create an army of bizarre creatures and wage war on Earth. In "Planet Strike", British agent Blake Stone will find himself in a life or death struggle for the control of humanity's future.
Apogee Entertainment, LLC is a privately held Texas company with a core team of industry experts in game development, publishing, and distribution. Apogee builds franchises around original IP, publishing content for retail and digital distribution on next-generation consoles, the PC, and mobile platforms. Apogee’s amazing history includes the original releases of Commander Keen™ (1990), Duke Nukem™ (1991), Wolfenstein 3-D™ (1992), Raptor™ (1993), and Rise of the Triad™ (1994), just to name a few. For more information, please visit www.apogeesoftware.com.