Ever wonder what the original DOOM game would look like if id Software gave it a modern makeover? If so, deviantArt user Elemental79 has just the Photoshop speed art video for you. He basically transforms a 320 x 240 pixel screenshot into a 9,600 x 7,211 masterpiece. Continue reading for more.
With one third of the game (nine levels) distributed as shareware, Doom was played by an estimated 10 million people within two years of its release, popularizing the mode of gameplay and spawning a gaming subculture; as a sign of its effect on the industry, games from the mid-1990s boom of first-person shooters are often known simply as “Doom clones”.
As such, Doom is widely recognized as one of the most important video games of all time for having popularized the first-person shooter genre, pioneering immersive 3D graphics, networked multiplayer gaming, and support for customized additions and modifications via packaged files in a data archive known as “WADs”. Its graphic and interactive violence, as well as its satanic imagery, also made it the subject of considerable controversy.