Doom is a shooting game in first person created by the company id Software in 1993 under the direction of John Carmack, originally for the operating system DOS.
At the level of argument, the game consists of command from a marine who was on routine mission at a station on Phobos, one of the moons of Mars, when suddenly a failure occurred in an experiment in teleportation that took place there, thus opening the gates of hell and leaving free a host of demonsGhouls and zombies that quickly overran all the facilities. As the protagonist, the player is the only surviving human in the station and its mission is their way among the enemies level to, the style of Wolfenstein 3D, which was the first game of this genre of id Software. However, the technological improvement allowed Doom a work with many new elements and added depth jugabilistica than its predecessor.
Doom popularized most of the aspects of first person shooter games. Many claim that it was Doom which created the platform and guidelines that the other games in this genre would follow , that in terms of creativity, it allowed introduction of expansions and the levels created by users of the game, the WAD.
In 1994 it was released Doom 2, direct continuation of the story of Doom, followed by Ultimate Doom, consisting of an edition of the original Doom accompanied by an episode content and new extra. It was followed in 1995, 1996 published by Williams Entertainment and 1997 editions of Doom for Super Nintendo and PlayStation Edition of Doom for Nintendo 64 Doom 64, published by Midway Games.
The version of Doom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) marked a breakthrough for this gaming console at the technical level, since it showed graphic polygonal with textures in real time, something for which the console was not designed and that was achieved with the help of the FX chip. This version is the same as the PC, but with designs changed various textures and levels.
Subsequently, two versions of Doom were released for PlayStation. The first under the name Doom contains 2 Doom and Ultimate Doom episodes. The second under the name Final Doom includes episodes Plutonia and TNT-Evilution. In these versions the game presents a change in sound and music, as well as changes in texture and in some levels that were removed or replaced.
Doom 64, developed exclusively for the Nintendo 64 presents a nearly total change in the approach of the levels, textures and sprites, trying to take advantage of the graphical power offered by the video game console. The game continues the narrative with Doom 2.
On 3 August 2004 it was released Doom 3. is this juegos friv This game sought to continue the Doom series by rewriting the argument from scratch. Doom 3 included not only one of the most powerful 3D engines until then, but also a unique for a game of this kind atmosphere.
On 4 August 2007, Doom was released through the Steam video game digital distribution platform, along with a collection of other classic titles of id Software