Right after id software had finished Spear of Destiny they started work on Doom. Which was original going to be made for the Aliens movie. This game revolutionized the computer game industry and spawned many clones. Version 1.0 was released on December 10th, 1993.
When Doom Shareware was first released it crashed the University of Wisconsin's FTP twice! It is also the worlds most installed program. Doom's success could be pined down to having a demo, with 9 levels to play gamers couldn't resist. And besides if you downloaded it from the internet it was free. The full version was published in 1993 by id Software.
The Story So Far
You're a marine, one of Earth's toughest, hardened in combat and trained for action. Three years ago you assaulted a superior officer for ordering his soldiers to fire upon civilians. He and his body cast were shipped to Pearl Harbor, while you were transferred to Mars, home of the Union Aerospace Corporation. The UAC is a multi-planetary conglomerate with radioactive waste facilities on Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos. With no action for fifty million miles, your day consisted of suckin' dust and watchin' restricted flicks in the rec room.
For the last four years the military, UAC's biggest supplier, has used the remote facilities on Phobos and Deimos to conduct various secret projects, including research on inter-dimensional space travel. So far they have been able to open gateways between Phobos and Deimos, throwing a few gadgets into one and watching them come out the other. Recently however, the Gateways have grown dangerously unstable. Military "volunteers" entering them have either disappeared or been stricken with a strange form of insanity-babbling vulgarities, bludgeoning anything that breathes, and finally suffering and untimely death of full body explosion. Matching heads with torsos to send home to the folks became a full-time job. Latest military reports state that the research is suffering a small set-back, but everything is under control.
A few hours ago, Mars received a garbled message from Phobos. "We require immediate military support. Something fraggin' evil is coming out of the Gateways! Computer systems have gone berserk!" The rest was incoherent. Soon Afterwards, Deimos simply vanished from the sky. Since then, attempts to establish contact with either moon have been unsuccessful.
You and your buddies, the only combat troop for fifty million miles were sent up pronto to Phobos. You were ordered to secure the perimeter of the base while the rest of the team went inside. For several hours, your radio picked up the sounds of combat: guns firing, men yelling orders, screams, bones cracking, then finally, silence. Seems your buddies are dead.
It's Up To You
Things aren't looking too good. You'll never navigate off the planet on your own. Plus, all the heavy weapons have been taken by the assault team leaving you with only a pistol. If only you could get your hands around a plasma rifle or even a shotgun you could take a few down on your way out. Whatever killed your buddies deserves a couple of pellets in the forehead. Securing your helmet, you exit the landing pod. Hopefully you can find more substantial fire power somewhere within the station.
As you walk through the main entrance of the base, you hear animal like growls echoing throughout the distant corridors. They know your here.
There's no turning back now.
· IBM PC & Compatibles.
· 386/33 minimum.
· MS-DOS 5.0 or higher.
· Hard Disk, 20MB of free space.
· 4MB RAM min., 8MB recommended.
· VGA graphics.
· Supports joystick and mouse.
· Supports Sound Blaster and AdLib or 100% compatible sound cards.
E1M1 : HANGAR by John Romero
E1M2 : NUCLEAR PLANT by John Romero
E1M3 : TOXIN REFINERY by John Romero
E1M4 : COMMAND CONTROL by Sandy Petersen
E1M5 : PHOBOS LAB by John Romero
E1M6 : CENTRAL PROCESSING by John Romero
E1M7 : COMPUTER STATION by John Romero
E1M8 : PHOBOS ANOMALY by Sandy Petersen
E1M9 : MILITARY BASE by John Romero
E2M1 : DEIMOS ANOMALY by Sandy Petersen
E2M2 : CONTAINMENT AREA by Sandy Petersen
E2M3 : REFINERY by Sandy Petersen
E2M4 : DEIMOS LAB by Sandy Petersen
E2M5 : COMMAND CENTER by Sandy Petersen
E2M6 : HALLS OF THE DAMNED by Sandy Petersen
E2M7 : SPAWNING VATS by Sandy Petersen
E2M8 : TOWER OF BABEL by Sandy Petersen
E2M9 : FORTRESS OF MYSTERY by Sandy Petersen
E3M1 : HELL KEEP by Sandy Petersen
E3M2 : SLOUGH OF DESPAIR by Sandy Petersen
E3M3 : PANDEMONIUM by Sandy Petersen
E3M4 : HOUSE OF PAIN by Sandy Petersen
E3M5 : UNHOLY CATHEDRAL by Sandy Petersen
E3M6 : MT. EREBUS by Sandy Petersen
E3M7 : GATE TO LIMBO/LIMBO by Sandy Petersen
E3M8 : DIS by Sandy Petersen
E3M9 : WARRENS by Sandy Petersen