It’s been ages since John Romero created a level for the shooter Doom. As of today, the 21-year drought has ended.
Dubbed E1M8B, according to the Read Me file the level is for single-player, co-op and deathmatch. It’s a boss level replacement for ElMD.
Here’s the description:
“After exiting the Computer Station you knew the worst was up ahead. You still hadn’t reached the place where the demons were coming from. The steel door shuts behind you as you realize you’re there; you’re at the Phobos Anomaly. Cracks from hell are all over the place as seepage from the portal invades the entire installation.
“Now it’s time to find the portal and stop the demons from coming through. You know UAC had hundreds of scientists working at a high-tech lab somewhere in this area, and the portal must be connected to it somehow. Time to lock and load.”
Romero developed the new level within two-weeks during his spare time.
The next entry in the DOOM franchise fro idSoftware, which Romero co-founded in 1991, is in development and currently without a release date.