Bridgeburner56 (often just Bridgeburner) is a New Zealander Doom level designer. At the Cacowards in 2020 he received the 'Creator of the Year' title. He is also known for being the lead developer of the work in progress GZDoom-based game The Age of Hell.

His debut solo effort The Slaughter Spectrum was selected as a runner-up during the 2019 Cacowards ceremony, while he himself was also named one of the most promising newcomers of that year. In 2020, his map Bastion of Chaos received one of the 2020 Cacowards.

Bridgeburner56's level design is known for its distinct combination of slaughtermap tropes, prominent use of advance GZDoom features and sector detail inspired by graphic/logo design and tattoo art. This level design style has been noted to have been influential.[1]

He regularly streams on Twitch. He has also led many community projects on his Discord The Hellforge, which includes the Hellforge Speedmapping Sessions and the Mapwich series. At the time of this writing, he is also a moderator on the Doomworld forums.

Body of work[edit]



  • Hellforge Speed Mapping Sessions


  • Hellforge Speed Mapping Sessions



External links[edit]


  1. Not Jabba (10 December 2019). "Roots: The evolution of Doom level design." Doomworld.