Wolfenstein 3-D tournament at QuakeCon 2018

Shacknews has organized at the QuakeCon 2018 a tournament called “The Great Quakeholio Tournament”, where many players fight against each other on Doom and Quake games in different rounds, in order to win various prizes. And in round 4, they had to fight in another game: Wolfenstein 3-D! But as there is no multiplayer part in this game, they had to get the highest score possible in a set period of time, in the same levels.

Finally, the winner of the tournament was Lord_Reven, who didn’t succeed to defeat the boss of ShackNews in a final deathmatch on Quake.

Wolfenstein 3-D in VR

The indie developer Further Beyond Studios has released a recreation of the shareware version of Wolfenstein 3-D with a new engine, in order to be available for VR headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

The game can be controlled with the Oculus Touch devices, but beware of the motion sickness effect, as there is no teleport, and you move thanks to the stick of the Touch. This is a very interesting project, but also one of my worst motion sickness experience with my Oculus Rift.

Happy Birthday Wolf3D!

26 years ago, id Software released a game that would change the History of video games: Wolfenstein 3-D!

Some of the game developers like John Romero and Tom Hall, and other fans of the game, posted some tweets about it:

Happy birthday Wolfie!

Wolf3D on Polish news TV!

As found by AllGamesDelta and on reddit, a technician from a Polish news TV started to play Wolfenstein 3-D during a political debate, without knowing it was broadcasted on the screen of the TV show!

You can see the surprised look of the host when she saw that!

Brutal Wolfenstein 3-D released in version 5.0

A new release of the remake of Wolfenstein 3-D as a total conversion of Doom 2 has been posted, in version 5.0. Here is a description of the mod by its creators:

It aims to recreate a new experience of the original Wolfenstein 3D, with new gameplay mechanichs such as new enemies, new weapons, interactive environment and, of course, blood. An huge amount of blood.

Here is a video of the game in action:

Wolfenstein 3-D in Wolfenstein II

Like in Wolfenstein: The New Order, you’ll be able to play the classic game Wolfenstein 3-D via an arcade game inside Wolfenstein II. You can see the game inside the game in action in this twitch video.

As you can see, there are some changes in the nazi imagery, replaced by pictures from BJ and the resistance!

Interview of Bobby Prince

The composer of music of Wolfenstein 3-D, SoD, Doom, Duke Nukem 3-D and other early id Software and Apogee/3DRealms games recently gave an interview to the Cyber Den site.

A very interesting insight to this composing job in the 90s that Bobby regularly explains in his blog, as he’s been retired from the industry for more than once decade.

New book about the engine of Wolfenstein 3-D

Fabien Sanglard, a French software engineer working for Google, is a passionate expert of 3D engines, and usually perform some very interesting in-depth analysis of the code of various old games in his blog. He has just released his first book about the 3D engine of Wolfenstein 3-D, with the support of John Carmack. It explains the technical genius behind this software, and the hardware it had to work on (IBM 386 PC). A great technical read!