Rise of the Triad — Nostalgia

14 Apr

Rise of the Triad

Joe Siegler of 3D Realms sent this link to a video of Gaming Nostalgia about Rise of the Triad.

The guy appreciated all the little touches we put in, which is great.



Posted by on April 14, 2008 in Uncategorized


15 responses to “Rise of the Triad — Nostalgia

  1. Nick Pollard

    May 6, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Hi Tom!

    It wasn’t long ago that I rediscovered ROTT, after being an avid player, YEARS ago. But I’ve been hooked, and is possibly my favourite game ever. And sadly, no one I know has even laid eye or ear on the name.

    So, I guess I’m congratulating you for such a great game, a little too late (13 years!!).



  2. Bamyl

    May 7, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    This sure brings back a lot of happy memories. I always favoured ROTT over Doom. When I first say an eyeball kind of slide down the screen I knew I had found something special. And I still get a kick of hearing the enemies lines. “Aha!”, “Intruder”. Really makes me smile.

    I’ve only ever played the shareware version though, I guess it’s time to buy the real deal, what with the windows ports and whatnot.

    Also, if you have the time, send me a mail and tell me how to create a universe like you’ve done so many times. That whould be great!

  3. Vladorski

    May 14, 2008 at 3:24 am

    so many things i didn’t know rott had! 🙂

    and tom, why not ask id that you’d like to do a new commander keen? i’m sure they’ll let you. 🙂

  4. Jory

    May 15, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I grew up on Keen, Doom, Wolf32, et al… I think ROTT really confused me when I was little. Something about the way the levels worked. Anyway, I loved the cheat codes (DOG mode) and the exit screen jokes.


    Good to have you back!

  5. Bamyl

    May 16, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Anachronox 2 or at least some more dopefish cruising around.

  6. Saeed Afshari

    May 16, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    or maybe Keen7? 😛
    okay, I surrender. you win. no keen7.

  7. tommune

    May 16, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Heh, I’d love to sequels to all o’ those! 🙂

  8. Bamyl

    May 17, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I’d buy you the rights for all those games if I had the money. Hey, maybe we can start a fundraiser? 🙂

  9. Retodon8

    May 20, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Once I played it a few times I recognized ROTT to be a really cool game.
    It even has an actual no-guns tag game built in. 🙂

  10. Jimmyjames

    June 9, 2008 at 2:48 am

    Just a great game! Always has been one of my favorites. But, like all other games, doesn’t come close to my love of Commander Keen. I just love how you can create whole worlds that just grabs the player from the start and just wraps them up and never lets go. Who knows maybe if the MMO is a success then maybe you’ll be able to buy the rights back to Keen. *whistles*

  11. Oliver Twist

    September 3, 2008 at 5:42 am

    I remember playing ROTT’s “Capture The Triad” mode on null-modem link with a friend. I had a blazing fast Pentium 90MHZ, and he was still stuck with a 486 DX-2 66MHz. We played until his computer froze because of the insane amount of triads floating around.

    Aaaah, great times.

  12. Neilio

    October 13, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    ahh, ROTT. Classic game. I think this was the only shareware game me and my bro bought!

    Ian Paul Freely was my favorite character.

  13. Rajat Ojha

    April 15, 2010 at 11:41 am

    It was just awesome game. It was THE game which made me realize that I had Acrophobia but it added extra fun whenever I used to use those Jump pads. Awesome!!!

  14. iLikeTheUDK

    September 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Have you heard about the new reboot of Rise of the Triad, by Interceptor Entertainment? Are you planning on taking part in it?

    • ThatTomHall

      September 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      No involvement. As of yet.


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