MAP01: Scary (The Darkening)


The Darkening maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP01. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP01.

MAP01: Scary is the first map of The Darkening. It was designed by Jan Van der Veken and uses the music track "Inner Turmoil" by David Shaw (Tolwyn) from MAP03: Downtown (STRAIN).

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Map of Scary
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Use the pentagram switch to the east at the start to lower a wall nearby containing a chainsaw. (sector 66)
  2. On the ledge with imps and shotgun shells, carefully walk along the wall leading southeast until you go through the fake wall where you will find a soul sphere. (sector 61)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 0:30.57 El Juancho 2022-05-28
NM speed 1:25.43 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2002-05-12
UV max 0:49.89 mhrz 2022-05-28
NM 100S 2:57.14 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2001-08-26
UV -fast 0:56.80 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2022-07-08
UV -respawn
UV Tyson 1:11.14 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-11-16
UV pacifist 1:19.34 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2002-05-12
NoMo 0:23.80 kvothesixstring 2023-10-18

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 4, 2023.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 4)
  2. facing north. (thing 5)
  3. facing west. (thing 6)
  4. facing north-east. (thing 7)
  5. facing south. (thing 49)


Map data[edit]

Things 97
Vertices 566*
Linedefs 606
Sidedefs 859
Sectors 127
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 493.


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

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