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Enjoy a '93 video tour of id Software while Doom was being made

February 14, 2019 | By Alex Wawro

February 14, 2019 | By Alex Wawro
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Today someone on Reddit noticed John Romero's Vimeo channel hosts footage recorded by Dan Linton (owner of the Software Creations BBS) during a visit to id Software in 1993, while the studio was makingDoom.

The roughly 31-minute clip appears to have been online for about a decade, but if you haven't yet seen it it's well worth a watch to get a sense of what id Software (and game development in general) was like in the '90s.

The latter half of the clip also has lots of footage of pre-release Doom being played with placeholder sound effects, replete with commentary and guidance from a vintage '93 Romero.

For more recent perspective from Romero, check out his 2016 reflections on the programming principles he learned at id Software.



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