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Doom for Charity!

Posted by mike - May 7th, 2009


Not too long ago, my Flash port of Doom was nominated for the FHM's 2009 Web Game Awards. With the help of you awesome NG users, it managed to win the contest, including a £3000 cash prize!

It's cool that the game won, but I wasn't crazy about taking the cash prize. The folks at id Software are the ones who created this incredible game -- all I did was recompile it into Flash. That's nothing compared to creating original and great Flash games like Robokill and Portal!

So I've decided to donate the prize to a good cause. I've donated half of the winnings to the Canary Foundation. The Canary Foundation is dedicated to finding simple tests for detecting cancer early, when it's most treatable. You can read a good article on The Canary Foundation over at Wired.

I've donated the other half of the winnings to the Free Software Foundation. id Software has always been a supporter of free software and is kind enough to publicly release the source code to its old games. This lets hackers like me tinker and learn! It seems only fitting to give back to the free software movement. :)

To go along with this blog post, I was planning to update Flash Doom with some bugfixes. Well, I got a little carried away -- because I added support for Heretic and Hexen by Raven Software! Instead of flooding the Portal with conversions, I've packaged them all into the Doom Triple Pack! I did add mouse control, but Flash isn't very good at it, so unfortunately you have to click and drag. All three games have medals to collect. Enjoy!

Doom for Charity!


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That's splendid. I find it funny how such a violent game ends up saving lives.

Incredible! Good on ya!

OH YEAH BABY!
THIRD COMMENT XD!

COULD YOU DO CASTLE WOLVENSTEIN NEXT!?!?

please :]

YES DOOM

That's really cool man. I have a lot of respect both you for donating the money, and the foundations you donated to. Both are noble in their own right. Keep up the good work.

Awesome has never been so AWESOME! I can believe it those are some of my childhood 1stPSs Ur the man dude! MAN!

thanks.

Also thaats cool of u to donate ur money like u did. :)

The medals are broken. :)

just amazing...
congrats for winner
you have a good heart for giving the prize away... =D, to 2 very good causes
and medals... thanx you so much.. =D

Congrats on winning Mike, you should have given the money to 3D Realms though!

Way to go man

Beat the game on doom is still broken. :)

sorry, should be working now!

What a stud. I dunno if I could just let go of 3k like that especially since it wasn't in American dollars! Very admirable, sir.

Going through the red door in the chapel at the end of Hexen just brings you to the title screen. If that's the end of the demo then there's no medal rewarded. (I only tried on cleric) Not trying to be a pest, just letting you know the bugs. :)

Awesome news! Yay for violence.
How the hell do you have over 4000 medal points?
oo that's right, you're a programmer. You can do whatever the heck you like.
All play and no work make NG a fun place.

You are an alright guy, Mike. I don't care what they say about you.

Awesome very good work my man do you think you will have full versions or are they too big?

Newgrounds Anti-Christ.

Dude, for your next project, do Descent 1!! One of my fave games ever, and I think it's open source now.

You're an inspiration to us all!... wait ,what am I saying?! You threw away 3000 pounds? ARE YOU INSANE?!?
But really, you SO deserved that win. Flash Doom is awesome, even more so now that you incorporated Hexen and the other one... whatever.

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