DOOM
May 28, 2019 9:15 AM   Subscribe

You've played the original first-person shooter game (1993), you've avoided the movie version (2005), now play the retrofitted two dimensional 2DOOM

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posted by Webbster (25 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
 
OMG! This is fucking amazing. I can't wait to try this out when I get home. I love the art-design/aesthetics. Thank you for sharing this project.
posted by Fizz at 9:23 AM on May 28


Holy shit, this is fun.
posted by hanov3r at 9:28 AM on May 28


If you like your 2D Doom clones from a top-down perspective and turn-based, there's also DoomRL.
posted by tobascodagama at 9:34 AM on May 28 [4 favorites]


I still want an Infocom version.
posted by MrGuilt at 10:07 AM on May 28 [3 favorites]


This is really fun but I got stuck at a certain point where a collapsing floor dropped me into what looks like a boss room with no boss. Now I can't get out.
posted by Fleebnork at 10:07 AM on May 28


Oh, weird, I paused and unpaused and now I can walk out of the right side of the room.
posted by Fleebnork at 10:08 AM on May 28


It's a remarkably entertaining game. But the jump physics are kinda dead in an unsettling way.
posted by wotsac at 10:08 AM on May 28


The second time I died and had to restart the level, I was done. It's cute, but I got no time for that old school kind of crap.
posted by Fleebnork at 10:16 AM on May 28


MrGuilt: you're in luck, sort of.
posted by irrelephant at 11:07 AM on May 28 [1 favorite]


<pedantry>
Doom wasn't the first FPS. That would be one of Wolfenstein 3D, MIDI Maze, Maze War or Spazim, depending on how you define the genre. At the very least, Wolfenstein 3D qualfies.
</pedantry>
posted by suetanvil at 12:53 PM on May 28 [3 favorites]


suetanvil, not sure where that pedantry is coming from. No one has described DOOM as the first FPS, just linked to the original FPS version of the game.
posted by hanov3r at 1:13 PM on May 28


That's really sweet.
posted by doctornemo at 1:16 PM on May 28


OK this is really great. (Had to stop playing once I died because it will eat my afternoon otherwise.)

Thanks for posting!
posted by chappell, ambrose at 1:19 PM on May 28


What are those green bouncy pellets that appear whenever you kill a floating demon?
posted by chinese_fashion at 1:45 PM on May 28 [1 favorite]


suetanvil, not sure where that pedantry is coming from. No one has described DOOM as the first FPS, just linked to the original FPS version of the game.

The post says it's "the original first-person shooter game." I suppose that sentence can be read more than one way, but I read it the same way that suetanvil did.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 2:08 PM on May 28 [1 favorite]


What are those green bouncy pellets that appear whenever you kill a floating demon?

Like...coins, probably? Evil coins?
posted by The Tensor at 2:28 PM on May 28


Have you heard of Abuse, my dudes?
Abuse is a run and gun video game developed by Crack dot Com and published by Electronic Arts in North America and Origin Systems in Europe. It was released on February 29, 1996, for MS-DOS.
(...)
Playing the original shareware version was a revelation: it was one of the first mouselook support in games that I'd seen and the gameplay was relentlessly fast. If you like 2Doom, give Abuse a try.
posted by boo_radley at 3:16 PM on May 28 [2 favorites]


THIS was the first FPS.
posted by mikelieman at 5:06 PM on May 28 [4 favorites]


If you like your Doom 2D but you would like it to be a little less 2D, may I present Linear Doom.
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:07 PM on May 28 [2 favorites]


I was expecting this to be the "Flatland" version of Doom, but a side-scroller is nice too.
posted by Xyanthilous P. Harrierstick at 5:42 PM on May 28


I’ve always been partial to this version (linked previously in some other comment string)
posted by q*ben at 8:58 PM on May 28


I'm looking forward to Cocktail Party Doom, where instead of shooting aliens you have to go round saying "Hello", "Hello, how are you", "Hello, nice evening" etc etc until it finishes and you get to go home.
posted by Sutekh at 12:01 AM on May 29


What are those green bouncy pellets that appear whenever you kill a floating demon?

Like...coins, probably? Evil coins?


It's the eyeball.
posted by Fleebnork at 5:07 AM on May 29


This was pretty fun! I put it down because I died and got put back way at the beginning of a stage and didn't feel like doing everything over again.

But this is a good little platformer with excellent controls! Kept the good Doom 2016 feeling of keeping moving, finding secrets, and killing demons. All it needs is a few checkpoints to keep frustration at bay and this is something I'd pay to play as a longer version.
posted by Tevin at 5:30 AM on May 29


Nice. It needs a 'hold' button, so you can stand and aim and shoot. (unless I'm missing how to do that). But very cute. I still play Doom a lot to decompress. It's trully the Super Mario Bros of FPS's.
posted by es_de_bah at 10:07 AM on May 29


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