32in24-8: DWANGO2008 is the eighth edition of the 32in24 series of PWADs, and the last before the series changed to an annual format of holding one session per year. It features 32 deathmatch levels all created entirely on 31 December, 2008, plus one extra map submitted four days late. In total, 36 maps were submitted to the project, with the 3 weakest maps being dropped from the final release.
Every level in the WAD is a remake of a map from either Doom or Doom II, redesigning them to be more suitable for deathmatch rather than single player, and featuring the same music used in the original level. This is a reference to the DWANGO WADs, which often included maps lifted from the IWADs, and this reference is highlighted in the WAD's eventual subtitle. The WAD was uploaded to the /idgames archive on 5 January, 2009, and was accepted, despite breaking one of the archive's rules disallowing modified IWAD maps.
An attempt at a potential eighth 32in24 (named "The Great Outdoors") was launched by Shaikoten some months before, on September 1, 2008. This project was not actually intended to be a 32in24, but aimed to create a set of ZDoom-format (rather than Boom) deathmatch maps in 24 hours, and featured a resource WAD named 32in24-8-tex. The project attracted some attention, but ultimately only gathered a single submission, from TheMionicDonut.
- 32in24-8 at Doomworld/idgames
- Doomworld forums thread
- The Great Outdoors thread, the failed 32in24-style project.