Nobody Was More Excited to Play DOOM For the First Time Than id

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This old John Romero home movie is worth watching if you've not seen it before as it shows that id blew their own tiny little minds playing DOOM.

This post originally appeared on Kotaku UK.

It's a 1993 home movie first posted by Romero about five years ago recording a studio tour, including 20 minutes of unfinished DOOM complete with the wrong sound effects, bugs and incomplete art. The most amazing part is hearing all the 'wow's and 'oh my God's at such groundbreaking features as 'changing lights' or 'being able to see outside'. It shows you just how far we've come when one guy can't get his head around the idea that an enemy is shooting at you through a window from another building.


"In 1993, Dan Linton, owner of a hugely successful BBS called Software Creations, visited Texas and made his way to id Software. This is the footage he recorded one night in November 1993.
Shown are several of id's employees at the time: Jay Wilbur, Shawn Green, John Romero, Dave Taylor, Sandy Petersen and Adrian Carmack. Bobby Prince was visiting to finish the music and create the sound effects.
This video has 21 minutes of me playing DOOM before the sound effects were put in as well as some early deathmatching with Shawn Green." - John Romero

(Via VG247/Destructoid/NeoGAF)

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even though I'm sure most of us have heard about it by now I really feel the need to pimp Brutal Doom. Finally got my ass in gear and installed it over the weekend. It's pretty glorious...