John Carmack and John Romero, co-founders of legendary id Software, celebrated the 30th anniversary of DOOM in a retrospective livestream.
The 30th anniversary stream was hosted by David Craddock, most know for his First Person Shooter documentary. Clearly he’s got some investment in the genre and knows a thing or two about DOOM.
Carmack and Romero shared their collective and individual perspectives on what it was like to create one of the best 90s games ever made.
Celebrating A Legacy
The DOOM 30th anniversary livestream was an hour and twenty minutes long and covered both co-founders’ thoughts on the wildly successful franchise.
The well deserved congratulatory mood didn’t stop the two from being a bit self-critical as well, with Carmack mentioning that the game could have been a bit “flashier”.
But of course, the focus of the discussion was on the many aspects of the game itself and its successful release to be happy about.
Romero summarizes it perfectly when he says: “I’m like, this is going to be the coolest f[…]ing game the planet has ever seen, I can’t wait to play that.”
Carmack adds: “I’m very proud of the things that we built back then and that they have this legacy that’s lasted to this day.”
Fans of video game history, game development, and DOOM would surely enjoy this dialogue between longtime colleagues, friends, and creators of one of the most iconic games.
You can watch the entire “To Hell And Back” DOOM 30th Anniversary Twitch stream here.
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Anthony has been a video game lover ever since he can remember. He became a fulltime nomad in 2018, living throughout most of Asia. He focused his passion in retro gaming and began creating a game for the Game Boy Color while living in Nara, Japan during the 2020 pandemic. He is now in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he spends most of his time gaming, going on long walks and meeting as many stray dogs as possible.