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Gearbox Credits All Involved with DNF's History

By - Source: Joystiq | B 14 comments

Gearbox wants the name of everyone associated with Duke Nukem Forever's development. Hope this doesn't delay the game.

At this point, we probably don't need to explain why Gearbox Software is reaching out to anyone that has previously worked on the upcoming shooter Duke Nukem Forever. However, for the uninitiated, the game took over fourteen years to complete and has likely accrued a massive list of talent that made some sort of contribution over the years.

That said, Gearbox Software--the developer that took over the highly-anticipated game after 3D Realms shut its doors back in 2009--has launched a website seeking out those very people who have helped Duke Nukem return to the spotlight after originally crashing into the FPS scene back in 1996. We've waited a long, long, long, long time for Duke's return, and Gearbox wants everyone to know who made it happen no matter the size of the contribution.

"Duke Nukem Forever is legendary in its development cycle," the site reads. "Over the years, the game has been in the hands of several publishers, and many developers have come through the doors of 3D Realms that may have contributed in some way to the game. As the studio responsible for Duke Nukem Forever, it is our desire to recognize and acknowledge the people who have in some way been a part of the legacy and evolution of the game."

The submittal form contains two pages and asks for information like company name, supervisor name, job title, affiliation to the game and other personal information. Given the unusually long developmental cycle, it will be hard to imagine the size of the game's physical manual if Gearbox plans to publish every single name associated with the project.

Maybe 2K Games should use really tiny print.

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    g00fysmiley , February 24, 2011 7:34 PM
    hmm wonder how hard it would be to get my name in the credits >_< who can i claim to know
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    jhansonxi , February 24, 2011 7:48 PM
    How many GB are going to be used for the credits in the game? A significant number of game developers have been involved over the years. I wonder if any will refuse to acknowledge their involvement. "Spent 5 pointless years at 3D Realms" doesn't look good on a résumé.
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    bsbsbsbs , February 24, 2011 8:10 PM
    Nice gesture by Gearbox. Pretty cool :D 
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    megamanx00 , February 24, 2011 8:21 PM
    Those ending credits are going to last a looooooooooooooooooong time
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    MxM , February 24, 2011 8:39 PM
    jhansonxi "Spent 5 pointless years at 3D Realms" doesn't look good on a résumé.


    In my book, it does. Even failure gives you experience.
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    alidan , February 24, 2011 9:37 PM
    lol

    with this, gear box has cemented its name in time.

    "the company that gote dukes s@#$ togeather and launched the unlaunchable title"
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    tacoslave , February 24, 2011 10:01 PM
    I wrote the original duke lines. Prove me wrong bro i want my name in the credits.
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    secolliyn , February 24, 2011 10:01 PM
    I can see it now Finish the game and the credits are rolling.... five hours later.... why cant I skip this?
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    K2N hater , February 24, 2011 10:33 PM
    Hope the final result is worth it...
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    Travis Beane , February 24, 2011 11:11 PM
    This may be interesting. I read the credits line when I finish a game once in a while (use to all the time). Sometimes there's a few hidden jokes in them to make it worth it, or something after the credits such as an extra video.
    May be the equivalent as a 200 page novel.
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    alidan , February 25, 2011 4:48 AM
    Travis BeaneThis may be interesting. I read the credits line when I finish a game once in a while (use to all the time). Sometimes there's a few hidden jokes in them to make it worth it, or something after the credits such as an extra video.May be the equivalent as a 200 page novel.


    no in game as a joke.

    remember i think that the sceen where duke is playing his own game is from the game. have the instruction booklet setting out, you can pick it up, and read all the credits there, with dukes commentary
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    captaincharisma , February 25, 2011 6:15 PM
    sounds like the credit roll at the end of the game may be longer than the game itself
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    maigo , February 25, 2011 11:08 PM
    40 minutes of credits!
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    demonhorde665 , February 26, 2011 7:38 AM
    HOLY @#$! tomorrow's news Line :

    DNF DELAYED FOR CREDIT COMPILING TIME!