Doom – Toronto Discussion Group Round-Up

Here are some of the relevant bits from last night’s discussion at Electric Perfume in Toronto.

Doom Mods

It’s a huge database of WAD files that you can plug into the doom engine to get started on enjoying content the Doom community has been creating since 1993.

Christine Kim’s Article on WADs as Art

Check out her piece on how artists have used the Doom engine to make things other than games.

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Doom Modding Tools

Here’s a simple tool set with a UI that can help you get into making your own Doom mods quickly. The site also has a number of helpful tutorials to get you up and running in no time.

Spec Ops: The Line

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A deconstruction of the first person shooter genre, an exploration of PTSD, and an examination of the relationship between the hero and the gun.

The Harris Mods

A link to the Harris Mods.¬†Discretion is advised with this one, it’s a link the Doom mods made by Eric Harris, most famous for his role as a school shooter in the Columbine Massacre in 1999.

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative

The joint report issued by the U.S.A. Secret Service and Department of Education following their study of 37 school shootings in the states. Includes research and data on the connections between violent media and real violence.