You Can Now Play Doom In Notepad, Obviously

Published: October 10, 2022 9:48 AM /


A Doom screenshot showing off gameplay of the 1993 classic.

Doom, particularly the first game released in 1993, is eternal. Nearly 30 years after its release, people are still finding new ways to make what was old new again, with Doom running on Notepad being one of them. Yeah, you heard me right: Doom Notepad is the 1993 classic FPS running in Notepad. There's even footage of it, too, so it isn't some screenshot meme that we all smirk at before going on with our boring non-Doom Notepad lives. 

Created by Sam Chiet, it's important to note that the footage is not sped up, the Notepad program code isn't modified, and Doom is fully playable and interactive within the app. It's also apparently going to be shared with the world soon, so we'll eventually be able to play it on our Notepad programs for a minute to see if it's real.

Chiet is also working on resurrecting Kinect for some kind of unholy ritual or something equally heretical. I don't mind admitting that part of me hopes the ritual fails.

Doom Notepad screenshot showing Doom working on Notepad.
It's hard to make out what's going on here, but, well, it's Doom running in Notepad. Credit to Sam Chiet.

In the past there's been plenty of memes of Doom running on just about anything, with one of the most impressive examples being a calculator powered by old potatoes. That's very nice and all, but Doom running on Notepad might very well top it for its sheer brilliance. After all, what else are you going to use Notepad for? Taking notes? Don't be absurd.

If this article has you wanting to check out some other cool Doom-related projects, there's Bloom, which is Blood and Doom combined into one mod. Another cool mod would be the fan-made Wolfenstein 3D sequel Wolfenstein: Blade of Agony for Doom II, which is one of the most impressive modifications for any game ever. Even if you have no interest in it, you should check it out so you can be amazed at how far the Doom II engine can go.

Want to see Doom Notepad in action? Check out the gameplay footage below!

For more information on Doom Notepad and other wacky modding projects, stay tuned to TechRaptor. 


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