Slipgate Studios

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Slipgate Studios
Private
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Founded Herning, Denmark
(2010)
Founder Frederik Schreiber
Khaled Ibrahimi
Headquarters Aalborg, Denmark
Key people
Frederik Schreiber (CEO)
Khaled Ibrahimi (Ex-COO)
Mike Nielsen
Products Rise of the Triad
Bombshell
Rad Rodgers
Owner
  • Frederik Schreiber (ca. 50%)
  • Mike Nielsen (ca. 25%)
[1]
Number of employees
approx. 35[2]
Website slipgate-studios.com

Slipgate Studios (formerly Interceptor Entertainment) is a Danish video game developer headquartered in Aalborg, Denmark. The company's policy encourages its staff to work from home. This has led to the development team becoming international in its composition, employing developers from ten different countries. The distribution of work tasks and discussion of progress is done virtually, through a private company forum.[3]

History[edit]

In 2010, the company assembled a development team to begin work on their first title, Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded. The work done on the fan project that became the officially licensed remake of Duke Nukem 3D led to Interceptor being contracted to work on titles for multiple platforms including PC, XBLA, PSN and iOS.

In September 2011, after Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded was halted, Apogee Software contacted Interceptor Entertainment and the two companies conversed over the following months. In that time, the idea and contract for rebooting Rise of the Triad was made a reality and production started shortly afterwards. Development of their first major project, a remake of Rise of the Triad began in early 2012 and the game was released in July 2013.

In September and October 2013, Interceptor Entertainment moved its headquarters from Herning to Aalborg. The Interceptor virtual team had roughly 35 employees spread across 10 countries and several employees based at their headquarters in Aalborg. On March 3, 2014 it was announced that Interceptor Entertainment's part-owner Mike Nielsen's company SDN Invest had bought 3D Realms.[4]

Interceptor began work on a game called Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction. However, due to a lawsuit by Gearbox Software, the game's name was changed to Bombshell.[5] The game was released on January 29, 2016.

On September 6, 2016, Interceptor and 3D Realms announced Rad Rodgers, an action platformer game running on Unreal Engine 4 and starring the title character and his console-come-to-life friend Dusty (voiced by Jon St. John). The game was inspired by 1990s-era platformers. The studio started a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign with an aim of $50,000. The studio raised $81,861 in 30 days. The game is scheduled to release in February 2017.[6][7]

On March 7, 2017, an update to Kickstarter backers was uploaded, titled "The Future of Rad Rodgers" explaining that the company was going to be restructured and renamed within the upcoming months.[8] On March 22, they officially announced the new name as Slipgate Studios. On March 31, the company announced that THQ Nordic acquired the Rad Rodgers IP.[9]

Projects[edit]

Original[edit]

Year Game Publisher Platform(s)
Win PS4 XBO
2013 Rise of the Triad Apogee Software Yes No No
2016 Bombshell 3D Realms Yes TBA TBA
2016 Rad Rodgers: World One 3D Realms Yes Yes No

Ports[edit]

Postponed[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OpenCorporate". Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "About « Interceptor Entertainment". Interceptor Entertainment. Interceptor Entertainment. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Jesper Krogh Kristiansen (20 June 2013). "Udviklerprofil: Interceptor Entertainment". gameplay. 
  4. ^ Yin-Poole, Wesley (3 March 2014). "Interceptor buys 3D Realms amid Gearbox lawsuit". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Jenna Pitcher (May 14, 2014). "Bombshell is 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment's action RPG for PC, PS4". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Rad Rodgers - The return of the 90's era Apogee platformer!". Kickstarter. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Rad Rogers is the modern version of Commander Keen you secretly wanted". Shacknews. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  8. ^ ""The Future of Rad Rodgers"". Kickstarter. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "THQ Nordic acquires Rad Rodgers IP | THQ Nordic GmbH". www.thqnordic.com. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 

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