Gearbox Credits All Involved with DNF's History

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.

  • g00fysmiley
    hmm wonder how hard it would be to get my name in the credits >_< who can i claim to know
  • jhansonxi
    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.
  • bsbsbsbs
    Nice gesture by Gearbox. Pretty cool :D
  • megamanx00
    Those ending credits are going to last a looooooooooooooooooong time
  • MxM
    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.
  • alidan

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

    "the company that gote dukes s@#$ togeather and launched the unlaunchable title"
  • tacoslave
    I wrote the original duke lines. Prove me wrong bro i want my name in the credits.
  • secolliyn
    I can see it now Finish the game and the credits are rolling.... five hours later.... why cant I skip this?
  • K2N hater
    Hope the final result is worth it...
  • Travis Beane
    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.