Fastest Shovels


Fastest Shovels is a monthly speedmapping event founded by the Shovelware Society, a group of self-proclaimed vanilla enthusiasts, led by Walter Confalonieri (daimon). The project focuses on creating WADs under special constraints established by the group, and, above all, creating levels by making use of ancestral editing tools from the 90s or early 2000s. The released PWADs aim to capture the general style and charm of old-school maps commonly found in shovelware compilations, such as D!ZONE, Demon Gate, Maximum Doom, etc.

The first session took place during November 2022, coordinated through the Shovelware Society Discord. The final compilation was uploaded to the /idgames archive on November 21, 2022. The levels were created using tools such as DEU, WadAuthor, and DeePsea.

Fastest Shovels is a wordplay on the speed limit of the projects, and the term "shovelware".

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