Mini DooM: Thunder thoroughly stolen

Mini DooM is out!
And it's someone elses! 

So recently I found out about this cute game called Mini DooM by Calavera Studio, which remakes the original game as an action platformer.

It is a pretty good game with a great art style, and the team is working in a "sequel" of sorts including elements from both DooM II as well as all the other DooM games (DooM 3, DOOM 4), which is looking pretty good from the screenshots they have published.

What really gets to me about this game, is not that they've used the same title I was planning on using on mine, it was hardly a groundbreaking idea, but that many ideas they have implemented match ideas I had myself, which underlines the adage that ideas are worthless unless you implement them.

So, with a jolt of jealousy I've gotten back on track to develop my own game, although I'll have to rename it now... Truth be told, I had already been considering renaming it to pixelDooM, a name that can be seen in previous posts, so I might go with that for now, until some other project takes that name and I'm forced to rename it to doomdeeDooM or something.

Also, it was rather interesting that I found out about Mini DooM originally... Through the news section of DOOM 4 on Steam, which seems to indicate that ZeniMax/Bethesda/Id Software are somewhat flexible regarding fan games. We'll see.


Anonymous said...

Ei!... a lizard with hat here...

If you are interested in some Doom Fan games (just for getting ideas for futher projects... nah! for fun! ;p) take note of the following examples

Doom Wars (a RTS game): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khLAd5xnr08

Doom Fall of Mars (a Diablo game): http://www.moddb.com/games/doom-fall-of-mars/images/21#imagebox

Micro Doom ("Hotline Miami" Doom): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXK7BZu04d4

Doom 2D: (scroll side Doom):

Doom Craft: (Minecraft Doom) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrPdi6IsGoA

Pogostick (Doom 2.5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9FoB8k1rvM&t=192s


Nk0 said...

Thanks, I knew some of those but not all. In any case, the design for my fangame won't change much (besides tweaks to make it more fun to play), just the title!

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