The AWOL Project is a total conversion for Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition. It was created by The Elite 5 and Realer Than Reality Productions. It was originally released as version 0.99 on March 15th, 2007; an enhanced version, which updated the mod to version 1.0, was released on June 20th, 2007. A map pack with 91 levels was released on May 22nd, 2008. The AWOL Project features new graphics such as a new sprite for the player's character (a soldier), a new enemy, new sound effects, voice-overs, levels, weapons, and multiple new gameplay features.


Development on The AWOL Project began in 2002 and ended in 2005 due to a lack of mapping talent, leaving the mod incomplete.

Gameplay & Features Edit

The AWOL Project features new gameplay elements including:

  • Three friendly A.I. bots that will help the player:
    • Flamethrower A.I. bot
    • Medic A.I. bot (heals the player and other friendly A.I. bots)
    • Radio A.I. bot (calls in for supplies and air strikes)
  • Three new vehicles that the player can use:
    • Apache (can fly and shoot missiles)
    • Jeep (can fire M60 rounds)
    • Tank (can fire missiles, M60 rounds, and a 120mm Cannon)

Weapons Edit

  • Mighty Boot
  • 9mm Dual Berettas (uses a new sprite, Pistol replacement)
  • Spas-12 (uses a new sprite, Shotgun replacement)
  • HK MP-10 (uses a new sprite, Chaingun Cannon replacement)
  • Rocket Launcher (uses a new sprite, RPG replacement)
  • Hand Grenade (uses a new sprite, Pipe Bomb replacement)
  • M-4 (uses a new sprite, Shrinker replacement)
  • M203 (uses a new sprite, Microwave Expander replacement)
  • Dual Rocket Launchers (uses a new sprite, Devastator replacement)
  • C-4 Explosive (uses a new sprite, Laser Tripbomb replacement)
  • AK-47 (uses a new sprite, Freezethrower replacement)


Project Leader/Director: Andrew Childs (a.k.a. Hudson)

Assistant Leader/Director: Matt Schmerbeck (a.k.a. Cadaver)

Idea Person: Rick Randy

CON Programmer: Andrew Childs

Programming: Michelle Sleeper (a.k.a. Reaper_Man), Mblackwell

Head Level Designer: Matt Schmerbeck

Level Design: Andrew Childs, Derek Braun (a.k.a. AiC), Sean Bellwether (a.k.a. Raziel)

Art Direction: Sean Bellwether

Weapon/Texture Art: Andrew Childs

Enemy Art: Rick Randy

Textures and Sprites: Rick Randy

Music and Sounds Effects: Andrew Childs, Curtis (a.k.a. Wunko Corp)

User Manual: Derek Braun

Other Talent: Rick Randy, Chris Landrum (a.k.a. Striker), Merc (a.k.a. Rayge Chaos), Lost_Soul, Dypheron D'Arc, Cadaver, Diehard, Curtis (Wunco Corp), Mr Neutron, AKHYLLEZ, Brian Gordon, Coffee Hedake, cyberdaemon

Special Thanks: Hudson, SteelKats, Sean Bellwether

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