Fans of the 1993 video game “Doom” have developed a running joke about getting the game to run on increasingly outlandish platforms. The game has been played on everything from a TI-81 calculator, to a motherboard BIOS, to a pregnancy test. Now, as of yesterday, we can add Microsoft Notepad to that list.
YouTuber and Twitter user Samperson (Sam Chiet) uploaded a video of him playing the first-person shooter inside of Notepad. Uploading a video of him playing the game at 60 fps inside the barebones word-processor as proof, but with great talent also comes great doubt. Chiet has since clarified that the footage of him playing “Doom” is not at all sped up. He has also not modified his Notepad program in any way. Meaning it is technically playable on the standard version all Microsoft computers come with.
Chiet also contends that this version of “Doom” is “fully playable interactive live, zero fakery.” And assures everyone “this is exactly what it looks like.” But would also like everyone to know “this is your fault.” It seems that Samperson is very skilled while being dedicated to the lols. To prove his claim even father, he reuploaded the footage from the original Twitter into a hi-res YouTube video. For “those who want to examine every pixel of this size 5 ass font” he joked on Twitter. Since the video went live it has already been re-shared by one of “Doom” creators, John Romero.
Chiet is promising to bring “Doom” on Notepad to the masses! “it’ll take some work to polish NotepadDOOM into something releasable, but it’ll almost certainly happen over the next couple days,” he promised. We wish him nothing but success in this endeavor and cannot wait to play it for ourselves!
Check out the video below: