The year was 1993. Mariah Carey’s Hero was on top of the charts, Jeff Goldblum became a household name thanks to Jurassic Park, and id Software geared up to release a brand-new game that would go on to help shape first-person shooters forever. On 10th December 1993, Doom was born.
As one of my first gaming experiences, Doom quickly became an after-school obsession. There was just so much for a kid to love about being immersed in the ultimate power fantasy: taking down badass demons and blowing them to bits with explosive weapons. My brother and I poured countless hours into the game. 25 years later, not much has changed.
Times change. Doom is Eternal
Doom fans all over the world have their own stories. Whether they started back at the beginning or joined the fun with Doom (2016). From modders that created their own Doom maps on custom rigs, to friends that shared Doom levels thanks to shareware. Doom has always been about the fans, the millions of players that have made the franchise what it is today.
That’s why I’m so excited to announce the Year of Doom, a year-long initiative to celebrate Doom’s 25th anniversary with all of you.
With the launch of our brand-new website on Doom.com, we’ll be sharing some of our favourite memories from the last 25 years, including a look back at the mods, maps, and memories that stand out over the last two and a half decades. We’ll highlight killer cosplay, developer interviews, and incredible fan creations.
And yes, we’ll be revealing much more about the upcoming Doom Eternal throughout the Year of Doom.
As part of the Year of Doom, we’re also launching the Doom Slayers Club, a brand-new official fan club for Doom connoisseurs. Not only does the Doom Slayers Club give Doom fans young and old a place to celebrate the franchise, there are also a bunch of fun incentives for joining the club.
We’ll be sharing more information about the rewards, activities, exclusive content, events, and more, so stay tuned.
If you’re ready to celebrate, head over to Doom.com and join the Doom Slayers Club now. When you join, you’ll receive the exclusive Zombie Doom Slayer skin, available in campaign, Invasion, and the unannounced multiplayer when Doom Eternal launches.
We can’t wait to celebrate Doom’s 25th anniversary with you, the fans, who continue to show your passion for all things Doom. It’s truly been one hell of a ride, from floppy disks to the future. Thank you for your support over the past 25 years. Here’s to 25 more!