Duelin' Firemen! (cancelled 3DO FMV game; 1995)

Duelin' Firemen!
Promotional art.
Promotional art.
Status Lost

Duelin' Firemen! was an FMV game created by RUNANDGUN! Studios between 1994 and 1995. Although the developers never announced the cancellation of the project, it missed it's July 1995 release date[1]and subsequently all news on the project dried up.

The game's plot details are unknown, except for a generic story about a second "Great Chicago Fire." The gameplay was never shown. In 2001, the lead director and writer of the game, Grady Sain, released a 7 minute compilation of many of the filmed interludes of the game in the format of a long trailer, dubbed the "Sundance Trailer."[2]

The game had a huge cast, including cameos by Timothy Leary, Rudy Ray Moore, Mark Mothersbaugh, and even Tony Hawk!


Sundance Trailer

Promotional Record

In 1994, E-Z Prey Records published a 7 inch record titled: "Duelin' Firemen! - Boredoms" to promote the game. The text on the sleeve promised that the full Duelin' Firemen! soundtrack would be out on CD in the summer of 1994, and the full game would be out in the fall. Neither of these happened. The A-Side was a track called "Epic Epileptic Apocalypse" and the B-Side was a track called "B for B.O.R.E.D.O.M.S." by the Japanese noise-rock band Boredoms, which originally appeared on their 1994 album "Chocolate Synthesizer."[3]

It should be noted that E-Z Prey Records was not a real record label, and only published this record. The label appeared in the game as an in-universe company.[4]

Full Audio


Behind the scenes photos retrieved from the website of Chris Carter.[5]


  1. SubGenius blog post, December 21st 1994. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  2. Official website from 2001 by Grady Sain. Retrieved 6 October 2017 (archived).
  3. Boredoms Discography. Retrieved 15 October 2017 (archived).
  4. Sundance Trailer. Retrieved 15 October 2017 (archived).
  5. "Duelin' Firemen Documentary" website made by Chris Carter. Retrieved 12 October 2017.




12 days ago
Score 1++
So...................basically an even worse development than duke nukem forever

Anonymous user #1

6 days ago
Score 1++
Not really. This game was canceled soon after its development started because the 3DO was a huge flop, and FMV games were on the way out because 3D polygonal games were the new future of video games. Duke Nukem forever languished in development hell for 14 years because 3D Realms were constantly trying to use cutting-edge technology, only for something even more cutting-edge to come out once they started working on their newest version. The only reason it even came out was because Gearbox took over development, threw together what had already been finished in its latest build, and shoved it out in stores, hoping that it would make them a quick buck based solely on the game's history.


2 days ago
Score 1++
Lol for replying to a joke that was surprisingly really in depth and made a lot of sense
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