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News video games 19 October 2021, 12:03

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Doom Playable on... Twitter; Meet Tweet2Doom

You can run Doom on anything. Even on a social network that looks nothing like an FPS gaming platform.

A popular online claim is that there is no machine on which you can not run the first Doom. Over the years, gamers have tested this claim on various, sometimes absurd devices. But what if you ignore the word "machine" and try to run one of the first FPS games on... a social network? This seemingly absurd question was answered by Georgi Gerganovwho made it possible to play Doom on... Twitter.

Tweet2Doom works - as one would expect - based on commands entered in the comments. In response, the bot generates a 10-second video of the game in accordance with the commands we gave it. We don't have to start the game from the beginning; just reply to any Tweet2Doom video to start the game from a given moment. You can find the instructions in the tweet posted above.

In practice, this means that we can play in turns with a friend (just like in Twitch Plays sessions). There were also some users who found the project interesting in terms of the so-called speedruns. The bot is also posting randomly generated compilations from played sessions. However, so far no one has played through the entire game - the longest series of tweets consists of almost 6 minutes of gameplay (or 11973 frames of animation; via Georgi Gerganov).

The account is already followed by more than 6 thousand users, which shows a lot of interest in the project. The only question that remains is what next platform will become the home for the original Doom?

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).


Doom (1993)

Doom (1993)