Doom Launches InstaDoom Mod To Take In-Game Selfies
Most of us from the 80’s and 90’s have been addicted to one of the first first-person shooter games, Doom, and have grown around with a fond attachment to it. Now the 1993 cult shooter game is being flavored with a new taste of modernism – by combining the game with Instagram.
This modification (or mod) is called InstaDoom, and has been unveiled in Doomworld, the platform for all news and updates regarding the monumental game.
So how does this mod work with the game? InstaDoom allows players to apply any of the available 37 filters of Instagram to the Doom display, changing the colors and hues of the graphics while playing.
The game description on Doomworld slightly taunts the success of Instagram by saying, “there have been various attempts over the years to ‘improve’ the Doom palette. While these attempts had various goals, and succeeded to various degrees, one question remains: did the authors get paid billions of dollars for recoloring pictures? No? Then their attempts were objectively inferior to one group of people who did.”
However, the mod is not just restricted to simple color changing of the graphics. The game developers have obviously been working hard to keep up with the trends of the world, and have integrated a more unique and creative feature: taking selfies with your in-game character. Yes. The selfie mania has reached out to even gaming, and there is probably no going back.
With the InstaDoom mod, gamers can actually use selfie sticks to take in-game snapshots with their character. Players can take pictures of their accomplishments and boast of it on Instagram, making it a win-win situation for all.
But the selfie stick works in a different manner, compared to the usual method. While conventional selfies require taking a picture of the object and whatever is behind it, InstaDoom superimposes the character you are taking a picture of on top of the current state of the screen. The character even strikes different poses as the picture is being taken, setting competition against your bathroom-mirror selfies.
Doom sounds very outdated by its name and release date, and has been overshadowed by numerous other heavy-duty games like Call Of Duty and Defense Of The Ancients. Still, Doom was the first stepping stone in the gaming arena for all generations to come.
Another factor for its popularity is the size, where while other games take humongous amounts of memory, Doom was just a 2 MB file. Moreover it spread quickly across the world as it was uploaded through a FTP website running on the network of University of Washington.