Shadow Warrior Turns 20

One of the last old school Apogee/3D Realms games was released 20 years ago today.  On May 13, 1997, 3D Realms released the original Shadow Warrior to the world.  The very anticipated next game from the makers of Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior followed in much the same path as Duke Nukem 3D did.  Over the top weapons and action, and an even more over the top game hero.

This article isn’t one that will go into the nitty gritty of game development, just a few fun memories of people, events, and things relative to Shadow Warrior. Here’s a quick look back at the second major Build game we released 20 years ago today. [Continue reading]

Wolfenstein 3D Turns 25!

May 5, 1992.  That was a date that forever changed the landscape of PC gaming.  That was the day that id/Apogee released Wolfenstein 3D v1.0 - a full quarter century ago.   In 2017, not many people need a history lesson on Wolf3D, but it was the 3D … [Continue reading]

New Domain Name

This is a short, admin type message.  I've moved my blog.  It's been on joe.siegler.net for ages, but I went and registered one of the new domain name extensions for it.   If you are seeing this, it is on its new home: http://joesiegler.blog.  The … [Continue reading]

The Story of Rise of the Triad

I've written about Rise of the Triad many times on this blog before.  I will write about it again.  I loved my time working on that game, and I have a ton of fun memories of the people who were on ROTT with me.  But that's not why I'm writing.  I'm … [Continue reading]

So, you want a website, eh?

I've been doing websites a long time.  First ones I ever put online were back in the summer of 1995, almost 22 years ago now.  In all that time I get asked a lot about doing websites for people.  Those who know the Internet and know how it works have … [Continue reading]

Turning 20 in 2017

I worked on many titles in my years at Apogee/3D Realms.  As I age, I realize things are getting old.  I looked over the release list for 1997, and noticed that several titles (a couple of them notable) will turn 20 years old this year.   I don't … [Continue reading]

Dropbox Linux Command Line

On my web server that I run several sites (including this one), I wanted a relatively cheap backup option.   My host will offer me a backup option, but it's more than I wanted to pay, so I looked into a few other options. I settled on a … [Continue reading]

History of PC Sidescrollers

Several people I have called friends, or have just worked with in some capacity speak in this really awesome documentary on the making of PC Sidescrollers. Several of these games I had a small hand in working on back in the day. One of my all time … [Continue reading]

Call Apogee and Say Aardwolf

As has been documented elsewhere on this blog, I worked for Apogee/3D Realms for almost 17 years in the 90's and 2000's.   I did several things there, but one of the things I did in my earliest days was handle phone support.   Back then (which was … [Continue reading]