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July 23, 2018 10:16 AM   Subscribe

It’s a remake of DOOM in Unity, called 1337d00m. Dario Zubovic, who has released it for free on itch.io, calls it a “hacker’s version of the original DOOM”. [via: Kotaku]
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Related: Doom on CGA (4-color and composite/colorburst mode) and EGA [YouTube]
posted by Fizz at 10:17 AM on July 23, 2018 [2 favorites]


Oh man, what's old is new. Something like this was being done e.g. for Quake as far back as 1998 or so (see AA Lib, a library that renders 3D graphics as ascii-art, which was plugged into a lot of random stuff just because).

I remember blowing minds by bringing up lo-fi ascii Quake in a terminal at my college's computer lab.

(granted, this remake does have the added bit where harder difficulty means lower "resolution")
posted by tocts at 10:26 AM on July 23, 2018 [3 favorites]


I wonder how trippy this would be if you did it with Doom VR? A virtual reality ascii would probably make my eyeballs bleed but just the thought of it is interesting to me.
posted by Fizz at 10:34 AM on July 23, 2018 [2 favorites]


Well, the graphics are better...
posted by jim in austin at 10:40 AM on July 23, 2018 [2 favorites]


At the MacHack '98 conference, the hack contest was won by AsciiMac, a system extension that did this to your whole screen, whatever programs you were running. Sadly, it doesn't work on modern Macs.
posted by w0mbat at 10:40 AM on July 23, 2018 [4 favorites]


ffmpeg can ascii-filter any video stream
posted by odinsdream at 11:59 AM on July 23, 2018 [6 favorites]


Magic Eye Doom, previously
posted by isauteikisa at 3:52 PM on July 23, 2018


Ah, Unity is not the very full-featured C# game engjne, it’s what kids are calling the terminal these days (eye roll^G^G^G)
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 5:37 PM on July 23, 2018 [1 favorite]


I was SO into this game as a kid. Need to set aside a chunk of time to see how the rebooted version plays as an adult.
posted by yunhua at 7:37 PM on July 23, 2018


Doom 2016 plays rather differently from original Doom but in a way that absolutely honors and complements its origins.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:58 PM on July 23, 2018 [1 favorite]


What's Unity in this context? I'm confused.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 2:05 AM on July 24, 2018


@tocts double - were we in the same dorm in college? lol
posted by cyclotronboy at 4:57 AM on July 24, 2018


Doom 2016 plays rather differently from original Doom but in a way that absolutely honors and complements its origins.

Yeah, seconded. It has more of a back story but has many familiar elements like being set on a base on Mars, seeing progressively more demonic creatures as you go, etc. The creatures are almost all updated versions of the familiar ones from the original, with a few twists.

Overall very fun, engaging gameplay. The music is awesome, too.
posted by Fleebnork at 6:49 AM on July 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


Just played the new Doom on PS4. It's fantastic even with a console controller. Silky, silky 60FPS too.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 8:29 AM on July 24, 2018


I haven't played new Doom, but I will say my only complaint as a non-player is their decision to name it Doom (not Doom [whatever the next number] or Doom 2016 or whatever). This has confused me greatly.

e.g.:

"Doom is now available on the Switch!" --> uh ... I mean, Doom plays on like, a watch, so why is this news?
posted by tocts at 9:20 AM on July 24, 2018


You have been eaten by a demongrue.
posted by schmod at 6:40 PM on July 24, 2018


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