MachineWorks NorthWest LLC is a software company based in Salem, Oregon that primarily develops mobile games. They have developed games for several platforms, including the Pocket PC, Tapwave Zodiac, Apple iOS, Android, Java ME MIDP, and PC.

Apart from Duke Nukem, MachineWorks Northwest is also known for their mobile games based on Stargate SG-1, Rocky, Doom, and Prey.



MachineWorks Northwest developed the following Duke Nukem games:

Leaked prototypes

In addition, the following games by MachineWorks Northwest were never released, but prototypes have been leaked:

Zeebo port of Duke Nukem 3D

According to the developers of the Ripp3D game engine,[1] their game engine was licensed to MachineWorks Northwest to port Duke Nukem 3D to the Zeebo video game console. Plans for a Zeebo port of Duke Nukem 3D were also disclosed by Zeebo Inc. at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in 2009, as was reported by several media outlets.[2][3][4] However, the Zeebo's well-documented catalog contains no records of the game,[5][6][7][8] suggesting it was never actually published.

In 2020, Seth Robinson, one of the project leads at MachineWorks Northwest, confirmed having worked on a Duke Nukem title for the Zeebo, but he could not recall the game or find it in his personal collection, despite initially misidentifying Duke Nukem Battlefields as the Zeebo title.[9]


  1. April 2009 Newsletter, QSound Labs. Accessed July 25, 2020.
  2. "Tectoy, Qualcomm announce new “Zeebo” video game console at GDC09" by Justin Sorkin on March 24, 2009. TopNews New Zealand - U.S. Region. Accessed July 25, 2020.
  3. "Zeebo: Eine neue Spielekonsole für Schwellenländer" by Peter Steinlechner on March 24, 2009. Accessed Jully 25, 2020.
  4. "La Zeebo, une nouvelle console de jeux pour les marchés émergents" published March 24, 2009. Jeuxvideo. Accessed July 25, 2020.
  9. "Another Port of Duke Nukem Arena Discovered" by Smikes on June 16, 2020. Relevant updates on July 1, 2020. Duke4 Forums. Accessed July 25, 2020.
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