Scratch one up for the ‘I didn’t think that’d happen’ post: old-time shareware publisher Apogee Software has been reformed by original co-founders Scott Miller and Terry Nagy.
The Texas-based publisher, which claims it invented the concept of both the demo and of episodic content back in 1987, is looking to revive some of its classic titles as well as collaborate with developers on new properties.
First up out of the newly-redecorated Apogee stable will be Duke Nukem Trilogy for handhelds, in conjunction with 3D Realms and MachineWorks Northwest.
"This marks a new beginning for a famous publisher with a history of market-making innovation. I can’t think of a better character than Duke or a better franchise than the Trilogy to usher in a new era for Apogee," said Terry Nagy, co-founder and chief operating officer of Apogee.
Apogee co-founder Scott Miller added: "It’s funny how what’s old is new again in this industry. Many of the things Apogee pioneered are back in style, so it only makes sense to bring back Apogee and its properties with a visionary team that will once again create innovation for gamers around the world."