by Dan Pinchbeck
Publisher: University of Michigan Press 2013
Number of pages: 200
In December 1993, gaming changed forever. id Software's seminal shooter DOOM was released and it shook the foundations of the medium. This is a book about what is considered the most important first-person game ever made; about the blueprint that has defined one of the most successful genres of digital gaming.
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