DOOM: SCARYDARKFAST

Dan Pinchbeck



 

In December 1993, gaming changed forever. id Software's seminal shooter DOOM was released, and it shook the foundations of the medium. Daniel Pinchbeck brings together the complete story of DOOM for the first time.


This book takes a look at the early days of first-person gaming and the video game studio system. It discusses the prototypes and the groundbreaking technology that drove the game forward and offers a detailed analysis of gameplay and level design. Pinchbeck also examines DOOM's contributions to wider gaming culture, such as online multiplay and the modding community, and the first-person gaming genre, focusing on DOOM's status as a foundational title and the development of the genre since 1993. Pinchbeck draws extensively from primary data: from the game itself, from the massive fan culture surrounding the title, and from interviews with the developers who made it. This book is not only the definitive work on DOOM but a snapshot of a period of gaming history, a manifesto for a development ethos, and a celebration of game culture at its best.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Paperback

9780472051915

2013

200

English

Hardcover

9780472071913

2013

200

English

eBook

9780472900268

2013

200

 

TAGS


Authors/Narrators: #DanPinchbeck

Publishers: #UniversityOfMichiganPress (University of Michigan Press)

Languages: #English

Format: #Paperback #Hardcover #eBook

Accessibility: #TextToSpeech #ScreenReader #EnhancedTypesetting

Year: #Year2013

Genres: #GameStudies #GeneralHistory #PCGaming


Companies:

#IdSoftware (id Software)


Public Figures:

#JohnCarmack (John Carmack)

#JohnRomero (John Romero)


Games:

#Doom (Doom)


Misc:

#OpenAccess

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