MAP20: Code (Ancient Aliens)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP20. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP20.

MAP20: Code is the twentieth map of Ancient Aliens. It was designed by Brayden Hart (AD_79) and uses the music track "20 GOTO 10," composed by Stuart Rynn (stewboy). The par time is 5:30.

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Map of Code
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. When going along the blue key path, by pressing on the purple door the floor lowers. Underneath this door is a mancubus (on Hurt Me Plenty or higher) or some demons (on lower skill levels). You will notice that inside this compartment one of the Incan faces is purple. Use this to hear a lift lowering nearby. Take it up to a teleporter which takes you to a backpack. (sector 426)
  2. The room just before the exit room has a pentagram switch. Defeat the enemies that appear in this trap and then press four switches to open up the exit. There is a switch in the exit room that lowers a lift back to the main area, use it to return to the hub. Look south to spot boxes of rockets which are now available. (sector 313)


Demo files[edit]

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Routes and tricks[edit]

Current records[edit]

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

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 1:20.43 Napsalm 2021-08-28 Cross-listed from Pacifist
NM speed
UV max 4:25.20 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2023-02-25
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson 18:38.77 Brainfreezzzzz 2023-01-21
UV pacifist 1:20.43 Napsalm 2021-08-28
NoMo 0:42.71 Inuk 2022-12-24
NoMo 100S 1:04.26 Inuk 2023-07-04

The data was last verified in its entirety on July 10, 2023.


Map data[edit]

Things 558
Vertices 8767*
Linedefs 10301
Sidedefs 17662
Sectors 1335
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 8767.


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

Technical information[edit]

Inspiration and development[edit]


  • In the comment section under the playthrough of this map on decino's YouTube channel, skillsaw shared the following information about this level:
"The third episode of AA had basically no direction, other than it would combine the space theme and the ancient ruin theme. I always found it pretty cool that some mappers (like AD), chose to make something that would fit in the the [sic] established style of Ancient Aliens, but other mappers decided to do their own thing completely. In this case, AD is really good at matching the style.

Some of my favorite little bits: the Archvile [sic] holograms with the barrels are really clever (maybe AD will expand this idea into an entire map at some point? I'm not sure if there's enough design space there, but it might be cool). Also love the flying scrolling lines of Alien [sic] glyphs representing the "Code" of the title. With those, I think AD might have been channeling the Synthwave [sic] inspirations of Ancient Aliens rather than the, uh, flying saucer and conspiracy inspiration, which is cool."
―Paul DeBruyne (skillsaw) [1]

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External links[edit]


  1. Paul DeBruyne (skillsaw) (3 July 2023). "Comment on Ancient Aliens - MAP20: Code (Ultra-Violence 100%)." YouTube. Retrieved 27 July 2023.