John Romero Plays Doom

John Romero, the co-founder of id Software and one of the designers of classic first-person shooter, Doom, recently sat down with Double Fine Productions to play the game and be interviewed for their Devs Play Youtube series.

He discusses how id went about creating each of the levels, and level design in general. The above is the first video of ten; all you have to do is watch (or click) to the end to bring up the next installment.

This Let’s Play is a significant time investment on viewers’ part, but it does give some great insight into the classic FPS, game design, and John Romero. Enjoy!

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  1. Guest
    January 23, 2015 at 11:45 am


  2. ConnorORT
    January 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I’ve never played Doom 1 or 2 outside of the BFG Edition on Xbox 360. The lighting in this mod looks absolutely amazing!

  3. Game Guy
    Game Guy
    January 23, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    The great barber plague of the north strikes again

  4. DynastyStar
    January 23, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Stopped reading at “Double Fine Productions” XD

  5. Dimi Gronnings
    Dimi Gronnings
    January 23, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Ya, I was disappointed, too. I still watched, but grudgingly.

  6. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    January 24, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    He should play Brutal Doom. I’d like to see what he thinks of the new version.

  7. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    January 24, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Well, Double Fine’s head sunk their studio, ruined his own reputation, and bilked his fans out of millions for a game he still hasn’t fully delivered… gotta sponge off the credibility of other people now.

  8. Dragonzeanse
    January 25, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Now John Romero looks like a cross between J.J. Abrams and Jude Law.