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John Romero Releases New Doom Map, His First in 21 Years
The original Doom is iconic to gamers; in many ways it was the first person shooter that started it all. It wasn’t the true first created, but it was the one that found that magic spark with fans.
With all the hype surrounding the latest Doom game, one thing that fans probably wouldn’t have expected is to see a new level released for the original game. This is exactly what John Romero released on Twitter, giving fans a link to Dropbox where the level could be downloaded:
— John Romero (@romero) January 15, 2016
Called Tech Gone Bad the new level is single-player, co-operative, and Deathmatch. Here are his description of the new map:
“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 realise 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.”
It’s always nice for older game to get some new content, especially a game as impressive as Doom. It’s probably doubtful that we’ll see anymore new maps released in this way, but we’ll have to keep an eye on Romero’s Social Media to see what surprises he releases on the world.
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