Minecraft is filled with fan-made monuments to other games. It’s not uncommon to see players spend hundreds of hours recreating familiar cities or towns to a one-to-one scale, and there are plenty of official texture packs from Mojang to tempt creativity. Every now and then, though, something still comes along that manages to blow us away.
Doomed: Demons of the Nether is a Minecraft adventure map that borrows inspiration from recent Doom games. It’s been in the works since March 2020, and it’s coming out tomorrow (January 8). You’re getting a single-player campaign with levels through Mars, the UAC Facility, The Foundry, and The Nether alongside custom 3D modelled and programmed weapons and abilities, boss fights, and cinematics. While creator Sibogy took plenty of inspiration from Doom 2016 and Eternal, though, they’re keen to stress that Doomed is very much its own thing.
“It’s not a copy-paste though; the level design is all different and will provide something new even for people who have already played the other Doom games,” Sibogy says. “I didn’t want to make a 1:1 copy because you might as well play Doom at that point. If something seemed fun I looked to implement it.”