Doomed: Demons of the Nether is a Doom FPS in Minecraft
Minecraft is full of landmarks made by fans for other games. It’s not uncommon to see players spending hundreds of hours recreating familiar towns or villages on an individual scale, and there are many official texture packs of Mojang to try creativity. Every now and then, however, something still happens that manages to blow our minds.
Condemned: Demons of the Nether is a Minecraft adventure map inspired by recent Doom games. It’s been in preparation since March 2020, and it’s out tomorrow (January 8). You get a single-player campaign with levels across Mars, UAC Facility, The Foundry, and The Nether, along with custom 3D modeled and programmed weapons and abilities, boss fights, and cutscenes. While creator Sibogy took a lot of inspiration from Doom 2016 and Eternal, however, they’re keen to point out that Doomed is really his own thing.
âIt’s not a cut and paste though; the design of the levels is quite different and will bring something new even for people who have played the other Doom games before, âsays Sibogy. âI didn’t want to do a 1: 1 copy because you might as well be playing Doom at this point. If something sounded like fun, I was looking to implement it.
Sibogy estimates he spent around 1,200 hours putting it all together over two years. The busy Minecraft builder works full time in IT, so it all had to come in his spare time. While they’ve created plenty of resource packs and other maps based on things like co-op puzzles and Call of Duty’s Zombies mode, Doomed is the biggest project Sibogy has ever undertaken. Of course, this poses challenges.
âThe limitations of Minecraft were the main challenges,â says Sibogy. âSome things weren’t really achievable to implement, such as rushing or fame. One of the biggest challenges in development was the final Sin Boss icon, which took two months on its own. Completely custom made including hitboxes, 3D models, AI / behavior and lots of animations.
Sibogy tells me that they are more or less done with the map and are eager to release it, although there is still a temptation to make a “standalone map with an endless mode with waves of demons”. However, this could prove to be difficult due to Minecraft’s “limited AI range”.
You can check out the Doom-inspired adventure map at PlanetMinecraft when it goes live, if you feel like it. There is also a lively community on Discord you can join if you want to keep up to date with what’s going on.