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3D Realms working with 'mystery dev' on shooter

Studio returns with 'Earth No More' (again)

A 'new' 3D Realms project has appeared on Gambitious, a crowd-funding site set up by 3D Realms founder Scott Miller.

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Billed as a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter, 'Earth No More' is listed as a PS3, Xbox 360 and PC title by the Radar Group, a brand creation, portfolio management and IP production company which Miller is also chief creative officer of.

"Mankind's relentless destruction of Earth awakens a biological response from deep within the planet's crust that threatens an environmental apocalypse," reads the official description.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Gambitious staff have indicated 3D Realms has partnered up with another studio to co-produce the title, much like the collaborative efforts that yielded Max Payne and Prey.

Earth No More was in fact first revealed in 2007 with Finnish developer Recoil Games touting gameplay focused on human interaction, and a conversation mechanic rivalling Mass Effect's.

At the time the game's story opened in a small New England town quarantined due to a mysterious outbreak. Poison red Vines spread quickly, terraforming the environment and surrounding wildlife.

Players took control of a young man in the epicentre of the outbreak; he is joined by a team of four friends, each with their own back stories, motivations and secrets.

It was originally planned for release in 2009 but vanished amidst claims that 3D Realms had stolen name, characters and concept art from Cinemagraphix Entertainment.

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