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John Romero Publishes His First Doom Level In 21 Years

by Mike Futter on Jan 15, 2016 at 06:44 AM

If you were born when John Romero created his last Doom level, you’d be old enough to drink in the United States now. It’s been 21 years, but the designer behind the seminal first-person shooter is back at it.

The level is an interpretation of level E1M8, Phobos Anomaly. Romero isn’t hoarding the carnage for himself, thankfully.

You can download the level file via Dropbox. If you’re not sure how to start up the level, the Doom Wiki has some handy information on what you’ll need to do. 

For more on the next entry in the Doom franchise, you can check out our February coverage hub

[Source: John Romero on Twitter]


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