Apogee Entertainment is ‘going indie’
Scott Miller founded Apogee Software in 1987, and published legendary games like Wolfenstein 3D before rebranding to 3D Realms and unleashing the mighty Duke Nukem 3D on the world. Now Miller wants to bring back Apogee and go into indie publishing.
The new name for the old brand is Apogee Entertainment, and the first game is Residual, a survival platformer set on an alien world.
Indie gems: "We decided here in the last year to resurrect and relaunch Apogee, to kind of reclaim our title as the original indie publisher,” Miller told GamesIndustry.biz. "We're working with indie developers again and cherry picking what we think are the diamonds in the rough.”
No shortage: There isn't exactly a dearth of promising indie games out there, and Miller is confident that the market has a lot of room to grow. He discovers projects on Kickstarter, Steam Early Access, and via word of mouth in game development circles on Twitter. Apogee aims to juggle between “eight to ten projects” at a time