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Doom Mods

Lately im trying to get myself into game developing, so i’m just looking around for some sources about graphics and storytelling.

So doing this kind of researches, its easy thing to find some weird Doom pics on almost all the images boards search results.

Now here some of the best Doom mods i could find on the web:

 

 

Grezzo 1 and 2

This italian team made a really dank Doom, better if one knows italian trash to get all references, it’s also politically uncorrect and jokes with some clerical and christian elements.

 

 

http://www.giochipenosi.it/giochipenosi.php

 

 

 

Hokuto no Doom 19XX

Hokuto no Doom: 19XX Edition is special a cut of Hokuto no Doom, a standalone Doom mod developed by Benoit Spacher (aka iceman57) based on Hokuto no Ken, the seminal anime and manga written by Buronson and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara.

 

https://www.moddb.com/mods/hokuto-no-doom-19xx-edition

 

 

Hunter’s Moon

Hunter’s Moon is a mod for The Ultimate Doom, Doom 2,Final Doom and FreeDoom that works under GZDoom and Zandronum Source Ports. The purpose of the mod is provide the player-versus-environment experience the original Quake III Arena never had, unlike its predecessors. It tries to bring all the glory of Quake III Arena frenzy into a different level of action by fusing minor characteristics from all other Quake installments with all of Doom installments as well.

 

https://www.moddb.com/mods/hunters-moon

 

 

Brutal Doom

In development since 2010, the 18th Cacoward winner and Moddb 2012 MOTY Editors Choice of Creativity Award Brütal Doom takes Doom into a whole new level. It makes the game much more violent than before. There’s much more blood, plus it adds unique gibs, death animations, dismemberments, headshots, executions, fire and explosion particles, flares, and much more.

 

https://www.moddb.com/mods/brutal-doom

 

 

Aliens: The Ultimate Doom

This GZDoom mod totally converts Doom, Doom II, and Final Doom into a full-fledged Aliens game. You must face Weyland-Yutani androids, predators, and xenomorphs a celestial battle for survival. **This game is currently in its BETA stage, thus it is not fully complete. If you would like to send feed back during it developement, please post it here: Forum.zdoom.org

 

 

https://www.moddb.com/mods/aliens-the-ultimate-doom/articles

 

 

Call of Doom

— MORE Realistic. MORE Tactical. MORE Aggressive. — Fight the DOOM with Call of Duty weapons. “CALL OF DOOM:BLACK WARFARE” is under construction.

 

https://www.moddb.com/mods/call-of-doom-cod-style-advanced-weapons-mod

 

 

Doom Remake 4

Have you ever dreamed about seeing DOOM in HD or with modern feel? Well today you are lucky, Doom Remake 4 is basically a compilation of mods that make it look more polished and aesthetic. It brings you: High Resolution Textures with PBR materials, 3D models of every object and enemy, New HUD (modified DoomVisor), Brutal mods with plenty of blood and gibs.ù

 

https://www.moddb.com/mods/lowpoly-doom-lite-10

 

 

Doom: The Golden Souls 2

Doom : The Golden Souls 2 is the sequel of the groundbreaking mario styled hub-based mod, this time you’ll travel through levels with a world map, unlocking new paths by reaching secret exits or by collecting big coins. You must retrieve 7 Golden Souls stolen by the Cyberdemon’s minions in order to save the world… once again! Features a huge world map with tons of colorful and action-packed levels

 

https://www.moddb.com/mods/doom-the-golden-souls-2/articles

 

 

Commander Doom

An all-out war broke out in hell, and you, COMMANDER DOOM are right in the middle of it! Will you and your demonic hellspawn send the diabolic bastards into oblivion? Commander Doom is a first-person action real-time strategy shooter for Doom 3. You start at your own base and you can activate control point by getting near them, while no enemy is near to them. The more control points you hold, the more money you earn. You can buy reinforcements/weapons/base extensions/medkits to help you stand up against the ongoing attacks from your hellish competitors!

 

https://www.moddb.com/mods/commander-doom/images/center-heat#imagebox

 

 

Escape from enemy mountain

Set in a hellish outpost known as Enemy Mountain which you must escape from.

 

https://www.moddb.com/mods/escape-from-enemy-mountain

 

Vaporwave Subgenres and Little Story

What is Vaporwave?

Vaporwave is a musical genre and art that emerged in the early 2010’s on the internet. It is characterized by a nostalgic or surrealist fascination. It takes influences from 80s and 90s commercials and pop music culture, combining it with music which is often sampled, pitched, layered or altered into its own style.

Apparently Daniel Lopatin started and inspired the movement with this video:

Then he later released Ecco Jam:

under the name of Chuck Person, he definetly begun to inspire differents artists such as:

James Ferraro:

Ramona Xavier aka Macintosh plus :

Floral shoppe its probably the album, wich mostly rappresent the vaporwave genre.

So shortly after the Floral Shoppe success, several artist beguns to create their vaporwave albums, trying to mantain the main style and also copying the aesthetic and improving it, adding some others graphics retro elements as they influenced the music. Initially albums were distribuited on cassette tapes, but this didnt stop people to rip’em all and upload on the internet.

Expecially on Bandcamp, as the genre grown popularity, people also used to uploads low effort remixed music with basic chop and screw style, claim their works were vaporwave music, so slowly it becames a meme, something to laugh on.

There were posts in monotype style, “aesthetic” was written everywhere, the genre was loosing the real meaning, and suddendly someone begun to claim vaporwave was dead, sentence wich became a meme itself.

Luckily the vapor community splinted into cells mixing with other music styles, creating different subgenres and today’s artist still explore and experiment into vaporwave style, sometimes adding more meanings to the music and the movement.

Blank Banshee (vaporwave + trap):

The style (mostly the graphic side of vaporwave) was also included and mixed with different medias such as, animations movies or games, all merged into new digital artworks.

A typical example its the Simpsonwave:

Sources:

youtube.com/watch?v=8oBbJg_PqbU&t=1762s

medium.com/@joriam/vaporwave-art-born-of-the-internet-59cac21e1bb4

reddit.com/r/Vaporwave/comments/2i53dt/vaporwave_subgenres_guide_from_mu/

The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter, is one of my preferred movie title in my childhood, glad everytime to see it again.

It’s so retrowave nowadays with all that CGI graphics, suggested to get inspired.

[wiki] The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle. The film tells the story of Alex Rogan (Lance Guest), an average teenager recruited by an alien defense force to fight in an interstellar war. It also features Robert PrestonDan O’HerlihyCatherine Mary StewartNorman Snow, and Kay E. Kuter.

The Last Starfighter, along with Disney‘s Tron, has the distinction of being one of cinema’s earliest films to use extensive computer-generated imagery (CGI) to depict its many starships, environments and battle scenes. It is one of the first films to use CGI to represent “real-life” objects instead of digital graphics.

Here the full movie

“Silent Hill” and “Kindergarten Cop” evidences

“Silent Hill” and the movie “Kindergarten Cop” shares the same plots and ambientation.

You may have already seen this pic somewhere else, or know the story behind.

But this is still bouncing around the web and i like to create a little article about this one.

Back in 2017 reddit user Pixelmasterz uploaded a series of pics side by side, of “Silent Hill” (1999) and “Kindergarten cop” (1990).

As you can see, its almost clear that the developer hardly based the game on the movie and digging a little bit more, one can find the plots on the game were based on the movie as well.

Silent Hill was developed in Japan and Konami needed a reference to make an american school, so they used the movie.

Totally interesting if one is looking for starting points about games developing or just for create new cool creepy pastas.