If a gadget has a processor in it, then there’s an honest likelihood somebody’s tried to hack it to run Doom. A Nintendo Recreation & Watch? Naturally. A MacBook Professional Contact Bar? Sure. Calculators? Why not. Now, because of YouTube channel Games Made of Cardboard, we will lastly add “cardboard containers” to that illustrious checklist.
Okay, so technically Invoice Thorpe hasn’t achieved the inconceivable and efficiently obtained basic first-person shooter Doom II to run on an precise cardboard field. However his 10-minute lengthy video is the subsequent neatest thing. It recreates lots of the sport’s finest moments utilizing cardboard units, characters, and weapons. It’s an enormous venture that the video’s description says took 9 months of labor to finish.
The fashions are one factor, however maybe what’s most spectacular is the video’s particular results. Enemies often bleed actual liquid onto their cardboard environment, or burst into actual flames and burn to a crisp. At one level one enemy will get its little head blown off, revealing just a little cardboard cranium inside. Unique Doom II programmer John Romero even makes a cameo look.
Sadly, it appears Thorpe plans for his Doom II cardboard recreation to be his final. In a video released last September, the YouTuber mentioned he hopes to exit on a excessive after placing a lot work into the venture. Fortunately you will discover a big again catalogue of different basic video games recreated in cardboard on his channel, alongside a bunch of making-of movies about his Doom II recreation.