Doom (or DOOM as a brand) is the game that started it all. It was first released on December 10, 1993, when a shareware copy was uploaded to an FTP server at the University of Wisconsin.
The development of Doom began in 1992, with John Carmack writing the new game engine while the rest of id Software was finishing Spear of Destiny (the sequel to Wolfenstein 3D). When the full design phase began in late 1992, the main thematic influences were the movies Aliens and Evil Dead II, and the Dungeons & Dragons campaign the developers had been playing, where the forces of hell invaded the material world...
Did you know that many sound effects used in the original Doom games were acquired from Sound Ideas' General series sound effects library, which is why they can be heard in various movies and television shows?
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Welcome to the Doom Wiki
The wiki about the Doom series that anyone can edit
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About the Doom Wiki
Welcome to the Doom Wiki, a project to document everything related to id Software's classic games Doom and Doom II, as well as games based on the Doom engine. So far we have created 19,751 articles.
This is a wiki, so anyone can create or edit a page. New contributors should read our policies and guidelines first. For the basics on editing, you can refer to "how to edit a page" on Wikipedia. If you need help, or want to discuss general aspects of this wiki, visit Central Processing.
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