When it launched in 1993, Doom was the pinnacle of PC gaming and a forefather of the first-person shooter genre. These days, modern technology can make short work of the once cutting-edge game. That is why it is now possible to play Doom on just about every tech device. You can now also include Windows Notepad in the list of obscure places Doom now runs.

Developer Sam Chiet has been able to create a fully operational version of id Software’s classic in Notepad. Interestingly, this is a completely unmodified port of the game that runs in Microsoft’s native text editor for Windows.

To highlight the success, Chiet published a video on Twitter and YouTube. He is also pledging to release the Notepad port of Doom publicly in the near future.

“It’ll take some work to polish NotepadDoom into something releasable, but it’ll almost certainly happen over the next couple days,” he said in another tweet.


Doom has shown up in strange places over the years, such as on a McDonald’s digital ordering kiosk, within the game itself (Doom in Doom), a pregnancy monitor, an ATM, and more.

Known as one of the most influential games of all time, the original Doom introduced the world to 3D graphics, third-dimension spatiality, networked multiplayer gameplay, and support for player-created modifications.

It influenced following franchises as games such as id Software’s own Quake, Goldeneye for consoles, and modern FPS games like Call of Duty and Halo. Doom has sold over 10 million units worldwide and has spawned a franchise including toys, board games, and movies.

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