Rise of the Triad unleashes v1.5

Apogee's reboot of 90s FPS Rise of the Triad has come out with a surprise update (well, it was a surprise to me) today, bringing the madcap shooter up to version 1.5.

The press release reads a little bit like whoever wrote it had just inhaled half a desk worth of coke, which is in keeping with the style of the game, I suppose.

Players can create maps, share maps, and tell better stories than anything involving MOON WIZARDS OH MY GOD GAME OF THE YEAR MOON WIZARDS

After a couple of read-throughs, I deciphered that the update brings with it the Ludicrous Development Kit (yes, really), allowing the game's community to create their own levels and upload them to the Steam Workshop for everyone else to enjoy. And enjoy they have been, with some brilliant remakes of classic levels from games past (see the video at the end of this post).

As well as the LDK, there's also an array of fixes and tweaks to the gameplay. To commemorate the occasion, Rise of the Triad will be free-to-play this weekend via Steam, and on sale at 75% off if you'd like to keep it. Old-school fans will also be pleased to hear that the original 1994 release will also be on sale at 75% off, so it's a great time to grab it if you don't own a copy.

Now - hail to the king, baby!