The primary 'Doom' will get a brand new map from co-creator John Romero

The first 'Doom' gets a new map from co-creator John Romero

John Romero is nearly synonymous with Doom as one in every of its key builders, however he by no means made a map for it after 1995. Quake, and ultimately his different studios, took over after that. Nevertheless, he is lastly coming residence to roost: Romero has launched an add-on map for the unique Doom, “Tech Gone Dangerous,” that reimagines the Phobos Anomaly on the finish of Episode 1. That is sure to whet your urge for food when you’re a veteran gamer. He is not solely intimately conversant in Doom, he is approaching it with 21 years of further expertise underneath his belt — as early reactions attest, that is in all probability a lot better than the homebrew maps that you simply noticed 20 years in the past.

You will have to brush up on operating third-celebration maps, since Doom hails from the previous days of command line modes. Nevertheless, you may need a superb cause to mud off these previous expertise. Romero describes this as a “heat-up,” so do not be shocked if he makes additional maps for Doom, Doom II or one thing else completely. Let’s hope he provides the new Doom a shot, whether or not it is the constructed-in straightforward degree editor or one thing extra superior — it would be fascinating to see what he might do when melding previous-faculty gameplay with trendy know-how.

It has been 21 years since I made a DOOM degree. This is my model of E1M8 utilizing DOOM1.WAD.

— John Romero (@romero) January 15, 2016