Thanks to the readily-available source code, you’ve played Brutal Doom, OMDO, and even experienced the joy of Doom with loot boxes. Now, get ready to play Doom in ASCII code! Yep, it’s another one of those odd Doom mods.
Indie developer Dario Zubovoic has taken the id classic and created 1337doom, which is Doom rendered entirely in ASCII code. What that means is that all of the graphics in the game are all comprised of letters, numbers, and symbols. Think of what Keanu Reeves saw in The Matrix, and you’ll get the idea. And yes, in case you’re wondering, there’s a monochrome mode.
Of course, if you really want a challenge, you can up the difficulty. But instead of increasing the strength of the denizens of Hell, it simply makes the ASCII characters larger, making it difficult to discern just what exactly you’re looking at. Throw in the redone soundtrack by Sydney-based band Turtle Skull, and 1337doom is surprisingly fun.
Well, it’s Doom, after all.