Duke Nukem 3D headed to Android

duke nukem 3d headed to androidSure, Duke Nukem Forever didn’t exactly live up to the hype for many gamers, but the same can’t be said of the 1996 classic Duke Nukem 3D, which rocketed the character to stardom.

And now the game that launched the Duke Nukem franchise is coming to Android.

Tapjoy and MachineWorks Northwest are teaming up to bring the meathead hero’s first adventure to the Android Market in an upcoming release that will have Duke gunning his way through stripper-hungry alien hordes on Android phones and tablets computers. According to the official press release, the Android version of Duke Nukem 3d will be a port of the iOS version of the game, and compatible with devices using Android version 2.1 and higher.

Here’s the official text of the release:

Prepare Yourself for Total Meltdown: Tapjoy and MachineWorks NorthWest Bring Duke Nukem 3D to Android

Legendary first-person shooter game launched as part of the Tapjoy Android Fund

San Francisco, CA – October 12, 2011 – Tapjoy, Inc. (www.tapjoy.com), a leading independent mobile application network, announced today that it has partnered with MachineWorks NorthWest (www.machineworksnorthwest.com) to bring the iconic video game Duke Nukem 3D to the Android Market. MachineWorks NorthWest partnered with Tapjoy as part of the Tapjoy Android Fund, designed to bring top-quality mobile games and applications to the Android platform.

Duke Nukem burst onto the scene in 1991 as the wise-cracking, cigar-chomping, woman-loving tough guy who must save the Earth from invading aliens, and does so with all the irreverence and hyper-masculinity of a Hollywood action hero. The third installment in the highly acclaimed Duke Nukem series, Duke Nukem 3D is a first-person shooter game set in Los Angeles “sometime in the early 21stcentury” in which players use increasingly sophisticated weapons in order to defeat aliens and mutated humans attempting to take over the world. The launch of Duke Nukem 3D in the Android Market marks the first time any of the Duke Nukem titles are available on Android devices.

“Duke Nukem is a legend in his own time, and he’d be the first person to tell you that,” said Rob Carroll, Tapjoy’s Director of Publishing for Tapjoy. “MachineWorks NorthWest has done a great job of bringing the brash, trash-talking character and all his ass-kicking glory to the mobile environment, and we are thrilled to be working with AAA studios like MachineWorks to help bring games of this caliber to Android.”

Tapjoy provided MachineWorks Northwest with development support to help port Duke Nukem 3D from iOS to Android. Duke Nukem 3D is currently being promoted through Tapjoy’s performance-based ad network to improve discovery of the game and increase new user acquisition.

“Tapjoy was the ideal partner to help us launch Duke Nukem 3D on Android,” said Andreas Vahsen, CEO and Founder at MachineWorks NorthWest. “The resources they provided were invaluable, but even more important was the level of PR expertise and inside knowledge they brought to the partnership. We wouldn’t have accomplished this launch nearly as fast or as successfully without their help.”

Duke Nukem 3D will be available very soon from any Android smartphone or tablet device running version 2.1 and up through the Android Market, or online at http://www.machineworksnorthwest.com.