Noclip's Documentary About How DOOM (2016) Came to Be Starts Today

Take me to hell.


Before the DOOM that came out this year to rave reviews was conceived, there was a very different project in development. Noclip, the crowdfunded documentary group, went behind the scenes at id Software to get the scoop behind the development of DOOM and info on the canceled DOOM 4 that would have taken place on Earth.

The documentary, DOOM Resurrected, offers a new look at DOOM's development from angles we've never seen before. There's also never-before-seen footage from the canceled DOOM 4 which paint a picture of a much different game than the one we got. With a much different locale and design aesthetic, I'm glad that it got scrapped and we received DOOM (2016). However, it's still a very intriguing look at a part of Doom history we've only seen one early development trailer of until this point.

You can catch the first episode of DOOM Resurrected, "To Hell and Back," today at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET at Noclip's YouTube channel. The following two episodes, "Designing a First Impression," and "Guns, Guitars, & Chess on Mars," premiere tomorrow and Wednesday at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET.

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    December 12, 2016 7:05 AM

    Jason Faulkner posted a new article, Noclip's Documentary About How DOOM (2016) Came to Be Starts Today

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      December 12, 2016 9:19 AM


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      December 12, 2016 10:47 AM

      Came to be starts

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      December 12, 2016 11:30 AM

      It's awesome that there is a straight up nu-Shacknews article screenshot in this thing. Felt very authentic.

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      December 12, 2016 12:44 PM

      Almost bought nuDoom last week (PS4) but just couldn't pull the trigger even with a $39.99 CDN price tag.

      The demo was ok, really fluid and fast, great framerate, but it just felt like a much faster but more linear and satantic FarCry 4. I know that sounds weird, but it had the same type of in-body cutscenes, kill animations, climbing stuff animations, etc. (And I absolutely love FarCry).

      But I couldn't get "into" it. I replayed the original Doom / Final Doom games earlier this year, and also replayed Doom 3 and part of its expansion pack.

      I hear it's going to be PC GOTY. GOTY for all game mediums though? Hmmmm...

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        December 12, 2016 12:50 PM

        Honestly the opening levels really didn't grab me either. But man, it gets so fucking good the further you get into the game. And it's nothing like any Far Cry game I've ever played, but I didn't play 4 so I don't know.

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        December 12, 2016 12:54 PM

        they needed to release either The Foundry or Argent Facility as the demo.

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          December 12, 2016 1:36 PM

          My brother for some reason can't beat the first level on easy D:

          I tell him it's not a hard game, all he really needs to do it keep moving. "I forget to move and then I die."

          Anyway, he was in town a few weeks ago and I loaded up... Kadingir Sanctum. I figure I can show him how awesome it gets a little later on, and maybe encourage him to devote more than 2 hours to the game.

          There's an arena near the start that has Hell Knights, Mancubuses, Revenants, etc., none of which he'd seen before. Just non-stop running / shooting / jumping / double-jumping / mantling / chainsawing when I run low on ammo in that little arena. It makes a pretty good demo of what the game has in store for you.

          I think I just convinced him that that first level is his peak.

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        December 12, 2016 1:04 PM

        I can't even think how you're comparing it to FarCry 4, both games are completely different and DooM nails the action a lot better. Every person i came across so far was blown away by how badass DooM is.

        And get it on PC not PS4.

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          December 12, 2016 1:45 PM

          I can see the special kill animations and the climbing stuff being similar but that's where it stops and those things are in a lot of shooters other than farcry. Battlefield has similar climbing animations for instance.

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            December 12, 2016 2:14 PM

            You're probably right, I only had Far Cry to base it on (haven't played Battlefield or Titanfall or Overwatch etc)

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              December 12, 2016 2:16 PM

              Fair enough. The moment to moment feel of DooM is pretty different though and I thin I'd agree with others that it only gets better as you progress. I just went back and started working on finishing it again this weekend and man some of the later shit is amazin.

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        December 12, 2016 1:19 PM

        The demo isnt all that interesting or good and probably doesn't do it justice. It also magnifies the weakest aspect of the games design (closed box spawn in enemy encounters instead of proper enemy placement like in the original doom/quake) without highlighting any of the strengths of the game.

        Its a really good game you should absolutely play, one of the best fps games in a while, and a great AAA arcade fps we haven't seen in decades but probably not GOTY if you look at all the shit coming out this year.

        Look at stuff like blood and wine, last guardian, dark souls, uncharted, dishonored and other games ignoring the many other small scale games ala witness/inside and what not.

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        December 12, 2016 1:22 PM

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        December 12, 2016 1:48 PM

        Sweet fancy moses, just buy the damn game. It's seriously the most fun I've had in a game in years. I can't remember the last time I played a game where I was smiling and giggling to myself like I did with Doom.

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        December 12, 2016 8:32 PM

        Is Far Cry 4 filled with brutal fluid action set to pounding metal music? The cutscenes and animations aren't even in the conversation for why I love DOOM fwiw, though the kill animations are an essential part of the gameplay. They are also brutal and fluid.

        It's my PC GOTY by a mile. I'd definitely suggest you get it for PC rather than PS4, but if you do all your FPS gaming on PS4 then I guess that's where you've gotta play it!

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      December 12, 2016 1:32 PM

      That was really good.

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      December 12, 2016 2:12 PM

      This was cool!

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      December 12, 2016 2:33 PM

      whoever made the music for that cancelled Doom 4 clip is a big fan of Tool's Lateralus

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        December 12, 2016 2:43 PM

        Holy shit you're totally right, it's like Great Value brand Lateralus. Wtf?

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        December 12, 2016 3:32 PM

        I feel like I read somewhere once that the guy who made that music (actually the menu music for Doom 3) was connected to the band in some way.

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          December 12, 2016 4:10 PM

          looks like this was discussed 12 years ago, hah.

          Tweaker effectively ripped off the opening guitar riffs and general pace and rhythm of Tool's "Lateralus" for a portion of the song. The first word that came into my head when I heard the sample was Lateralus. They're almost identical. Whether Tool were involved or not we don't know. In fact, anyone familiar with Tool were convinced that they were the ones who wrote the song, until of course the full song was released under the name of Chris Vrenna's band Tweaker (ex NIN drummer).

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            December 12, 2016 6:13 PM

            Ah yeah that sounds familiar now. He did a good job writing a Tool clone for sure.

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              December 12, 2016 6:14 PM


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              December 12, 2016 7:23 PM

              that's the joke. 95% of the music from the original Doom and Doom2 are ripoff midi arrangements of metal and rock songs from that era. They did the same thing with the main menu music in Doom3 because that was really the only "musical" song in the game.

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      December 12, 2016 2:43 PM

      spotted a glaring typo in the introduction text of Kevin Cloud. Apparently he worked on Wolvenstien.

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      December 12, 2016 4:14 PM

      They show a Shacknews story written by Nick Breckon in the video at 9:16 about the id project Darkness

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      December 12, 2016 7:24 PM

      Their Rocket League documentary was a great watch!

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      December 12, 2016 8:39 PM

      That was great. How long does it typically take them to come out with the next episode?

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        December 12, 2016 8:49 PM

        there's part 2 tomorrow and the last one on Tuesday I believe.

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