I used to be not a type of lucky sufficient to personal a Commodore Amiga again within the day. The closest I acquired was my brothers Commodore 64. So, for me the Commodore Amiga is sort of a brand new platform filled with some fascinating video games. A few of these video games I acknowledge from console ports. On this case although, I’m effectively acquainted with the First-Particular person Shooter (FPS) style. Doom being the height of the style for me. Appears the Commodore Amiga was not all that effectively suited to FPS video games. That’s the reason this information is so fascinating.
Why First-Particular person Shooters are distinctive
For essentially the most half, this style is the closest now we have come to “you’re the character”. Most video games have a disconnect with the gamer that have to be overcome. Might be viewing angle, may very well be general artwork type, and many others.
First-Particular person Shooters typically solely have a gun graphic on the backside with the sport world in entrance of you. This lets you extra simply really feel like you might be within the recreation itself. This helped push the style into the mainstream throughout a interval that laptop gaming was on the decline.
Okay so demoscener KK/Altair @KK_DMA simply proven that he has made his personal #Doom like recreation working on Amiga 500 in his spare (treasured) time. How cool is that!😍@ID_AA_Carmack @idSoftwareTiago @idSoftware @DOOM pic.twitter.com/07FLoN1zuZ
— Michal Staniszewski (@bonzajplc) August 31, 2019
Why this Doom like is thrilling
Apparently, the Commodore Amiga was not likely suited to these kinds of video games. That amazes me contemplating what has been completed on the Amiga over time, each commercially and inside the unbiased homebrew neighborhood.
Whereas graphically I’m at a loss to debate a lot contemplating the supply materials. What few factors I can see present the sport is near what Doom was when first launched.
That’s proper, you aren’t getting ZDoom or one thing with excessive decision textures right here.
The body price is slightly tough as effectively now and again – largely in turning. That would simply be attributed to this being a piece in progress of kinds. I’m not certain if this shall be accomplished or not, may very well be that is all we get.
It reveals the Commodore Amiga may do it if programmers have been to get all the way down to the silicon. Take a look at the Twitter thread for it.
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