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Apogee / id Software Contract Expired -- 3DRealms no longer sells Keen

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 13:58
by Multimania
I just read about this, and couldn't find anyone mentioning it here, but apparently the original Publishing Contract for Keen (& Wolf3D) finally expired in July this year.


The 3D Realms Legacy history page states:
2020
  • Jul 9: Wolfenstein 3D, Keen Vorticons, & Keen Galaxy no longer sold by Apogee/3DR
The 3D Realms store still has pages up for Keen, but it's "Unavailable".

Joe Siegler wrote a page on his time at Apogee, and said:
Apogee/3D Realms sold Keen Vorticons in shareware from 14 Dec 1990 until 9 Jul 2020, when the original shareware deal between Apogee & id Software from many a moon ago was finally brought to a close.
So that would appear to be that — the end of an era! I guess Steam is the only place to buy new copies of Keen now…

Re: Apogee / id Software Contract Expired -- 3DRealms no longer sells Keen

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 0:01
by Benvolio
I wonder have they modded the games to have "A Microsoft Presentation of an Id software production" show up instead of "Apogee"? We could help them with that task if they've forgotten how... I'd use the classic Microsoft logo.

Re: Apogee / id Software Contract Expired -- 3DRealms no longer sells Keen

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 17:53
by FribbulusXaxMan
Multimania wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 13:58
So that would appear to be that — the end of an era! I guess Steam is the only place to buy new copies of Keen now…
https://www.gog.com/game/commander_keen_complete_pack