It had been 21 years since the co-creator of Doom, John Romero, had made a level for the influential first-person shooter – but the famous designer took to Twitter over the weekend to push his new creation.
You can download the map here. The description for the level is as follows:
After exiting the Computer Station you knew the worst was up ahead. You still hadn’t reached the place where the demons were coming from. The steel door shuts behind you as you realize you’re there; you’re at the Phobos Anomaly. Cracks from hell are all over the place as seepage from the portal invades the entire installation. Now it’s time to find the portal and stop the demons from coming through. You know UAC had hundreds of scientists working at a high-tech lab somewhere in this area, and the portal must be connected to it somehow. Time to lock and load.
DOOM1.WAD is the name of the game’s default data files, while E1M8 was the final level in the shareware version of the original Doom’s first episode, “Knee-Deep in the Dead.” That episode was followed by “The Shores of Hell,” “Inferno,” and “Thy Flesh Consumed.”
Doom was first releasd back in 1993 for the PC, with the first episode as a free download – a type of marketing release common at the time, meant to entice others into buying the full game, known as shareware.
The Doom reboot is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year.