Last year, Interceptor Entertainment and Apogee Software re-released one of the most outrageous first-person shooters from the '90s. Reworked from the ground up, Rise of the Triad brought back the wilder side of FPS titles, along with updated graphics and a full multiplayer mode. This weekend, it's back – and better than ever.
The latest version, Rise of the Triad 1.5 brings an important update: Steam Workshop integration. This is great news for modders and map creators, who since version 1.2 have had access to an official level editor, but have had no central location to share community-made maps. A number of these maps are already available on Steam Workshop, including the classic first level of Id Software's Doom, and the Hollywood Holocaust level from Apogee's own Duke Nukem 3D. Save data and statistics are also saved through the Steamworks database, and the game's multiplayer mode now uses Steam's master server for better connectivity.
To help advertise this new update, Interceptor and Steam are running a free ROTT weekend, available now until 1pm on Sunday, October 5th. During this time, the game will be completely free to play, and will be available for purchase at a whopping 75% off. The original game is also available for 75% off all week, as part of the Apogee Throwback Pack which also includes classic 90s games Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold and Blake Stone: Planet Strike.
After only a year, Interceptor's Rise of the Triad remake boasts an impressive online community, and still holds up as a worthy successor to the original title. The Steam Workshop integration available in 1.5 brings more community involvement, and a number of maps are already being uploaded by fervent fans of the series. Ranters, have you already tried the latest update, or are there any other classic 1990s games you'd like to see remade? Let us know in the comments section!
Rise of the Triad is available on Steam, free to play this weekend, and 75% off to purchase!