Doom Guy: Life in First Person is a brand new ebook about John Romero and unique first-person shooters

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If you want first-person shooters, then you definately owe lots to John Romero. His workforce at id Software is credited with creating the style with the unique Doom in 1993. He’s additionally releasing a ebook that chronicles his life as a game developer.

Announced on Twitter, Doom Guy: Life in First Person is an autobiography from John Romero about his profession. He sums it up as “a positive story of gratitude for life in games.” The ebook is presently up for pre-order on Amazon, with a Kindle model for $20.21 USD / £15.86 and a hardcover version for $27 USD / £20. Though it was simply introduced by Romero, it gained’t launch till subsequent yr on January 10, 2023.

Romero definitely has sufficient tales to fill a ebook. His work at id Software consists of not simply Doom, but additionally Heretic, Hexen, and Quake. Prior to that, he labored on the Might & Magic and Commander Keen collection. Post-Doom credit embody quite a lot of video games from Daikatana to contributing to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Commander. His most up-to-date game, technique RPG Empire of Sin, launched in 2020.

Romero by no means forgot about Doom although. He really created a brand new Doom 2 stage simply this previous March, with all proceeds going to aid in Ukraine. That’s accessible for €5.00 (roughly $5.53 USD) on his web site.