Tramell Isaac, a former artist at 3D Realms has posted a handful of unreleased Duke Nukem Forever renders on his personal blog.
“2 year 9 months. Now it’s over,” Isaac said. “It was fun while it lasted. I worked with an extraordinary bunch of artists, designers, and programmers. You will all be missed. I know we will cross paths again.” Previously, he had served as the art director on Neverwinter Nights 2 and Planetside and also worked on games including Icewind Dale, Descent to Undermountain and Fallout 2.
The art is solid and admittedly just empty backdrops but to be honest I don’t find myself overwhelmed with awe. After 12 years in development I would think they’d have a little more to show for it than screens that could’ve been lifted directly from Prey. Am I expecting too much? Hard to say at this early stage – the fallout from the great 3D Realms swindle is only just beginning – but I have to admit that I’m starting to get the feeling I’ve been cheated.
See them all for yourself at Tramell Isaac’s personal blog, Talkin’ Real At Ya.