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DOOM: How soon is "fairly soon?"

03-25-2009, 07:34 AM
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DOOM: How soon is "fairly soon?"

Any guesstimates on when Doom will hit the App Store?
I'd rather get Doom than Wolfenstein 3D, but I don't want to wait toooo long!
03-25-2009, 08:07 AM
#2
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I would think awhile. Wolf3D has just been submitted and they are starting to make Doom in the spare time. Just depends how often id gets around to the side projects

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03-25-2009, 08:18 AM
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Hate to burst your bubble, but Wolf 3D is in the App Store now. Just downloaded it last night. It was submitted last Tuesday.
03-25-2009, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Scary View Post
Hate to burst your bubble, but Wolf 3D is in the App Store now. Just downloaded it last night. It was submitted last Tuesday.
Yeah I just downloaded it too I'm just saying it'll still be awhile as these are just side projects for them

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03-25-2009, 08:53 AM
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Side projects? I think they are just as eager as any other company to get their games to the iPhone. It's unbeleivable the amount of hype the iPhone has. Mobile Gaming sites are always all over it and have a new game announcement(s) (planned and released) every day.I'm sure iD wants a slice of Apple pie too.
03-25-2009, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by HardcoreEricXXX View Post
Side projects? I think they are just as eager as any other company to get their games to the iPhone. It's unbeleivable the amount of hype the iPhone has. Mobile Gaming sites are always all over it and have a new game announcement(s) (planned and released) every day.I'm sure iD wants a slice of Apple pie too.
I just keep digging a bigger hole don't I Well with the 4.99 price tag on Wolf3D I can see that iD wants in on the iPhone but there mobile/portable stuff has always been a fun side gig hasn't it? I read his interview for Orcs and Elves and he just made the basic layout of the engine in a hotel room by himself for a day or so. So sure Doom could be all set to be done today but it's just when he gives himself time to do it.

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03-25-2009, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by HardcoreEricXXX View Post
Side projects? I think they are just as eager as any other company to get their games to the iPhone. It's unbeleivable the amount of hype the iPhone has. Mobile Gaming sites are always all over it and have a new game announcement(s) (planned and released) every day.I'm sure iD wants a slice of Apple pie too.
I would agree and call Wolf3D and Doom on the iPhone side projects. I'm sure they don't have a huge team dedicated to these projects and are using these classic games as a way to test the waters. This is Carmack we're talking about, if and when he brings out a new IP to the iPhone, you will see the device do things you never thought possible.

Also, the message with the Wolf3D release statement said Doom would be out "soon" for the iPhone, considering the device's typical development timeframe I would guess we'll see it sometime in April.

I'd expect ID to release info on a full-bore iPhone project at E3 after they see how well these classic games take to the device.

Edit: A guy here at work said Carmack noted it took him 4, that's FOUR, days to port Wolf 3D ... Doom may be out sooner than I thought (still sometime in April though, but possibly early April).

Last edited by Crimsonpaw; 03-25-2009 at 09:12 AM. Reason: clarification
03-25-2009, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Crimsonpaw View Post
Edit: A guy here at work said Carmack noted it took him 4, that's FOUR, days to port Wolf 3D ... Doom may be out sooner than I thought (still sometime in April though, but possibly early April).
I believe that. It's just how it was with Orcs and Elves in a way. Carmack has said that going to these portable devices with hardware he use to work on way back when is actually refreshing as he now has ways around problems that had deterred him before. It just makes for a much easier making of a game on hardware, while new, is still very old to him.

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03-25-2009, 09:29 AM
#9
I think we'll hear more on Doom when they have assessed the sales curve of Wolfenstein 3D, which i guess would mean news should be forthcoming in around 3 weeks to a month? Totally speculative really but hey, it's fun!
03-25-2009, 12:51 PM
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God just wait

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