NOVA: The Birth


NOVA: The Birth
Title screen
Authors Various
Port Limit-removing
Year 2014
Link Doomworld/idgames

NOVA: The Birth is a limit-removing megawad released in 2014. It was made by members of the Doomworld community who were new or inexperienced with mapping at the time.

The project was founded in late 2011 by Michael Kilderry (kildeth), who himself was new to mapping. Kilderry led the project through most of its development, although late in development Darryl Steffen (dobu gabu maru) stepped in as a second leader. Dobu would later replace Kilderry as the sole leader of NOVA II: New Dawn.

The project was uploaded to the idgames archive on 22 February, 2014. Reception of the WAD was generally very positive.


Built-in demos[edit]

This WAD features three built-in demos. All require Doom II v1.9 to view them. The demo levels are:

Demo Level Skill Tics Length
DEMO1 MAP10: Hell's Furnace 4 3339 1:35.40
DEMO2 MAP16: Teleportarium 4 3275 1:33.57
DEMO3 MAP28: The Seventh Circle 4 5618 2:40.51


Current records[edit]

The DSDA episode records for NOVA: The Birth are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed episode, MAP01-MAP10 17:48 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2015-11-15 Plays back with Reject Overflow Emulation enabled
UV max episode, MAP01-MAP10 36:29 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2015-11-14
NoMo episode, MAP01-MAP10 05:32 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2021-09-26

The data was last verified in its entirety on July 28, 2022.

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