The Virtual History Tour

ahh, classic polygons

If you didn’t know, in Frisco, Texas there is a museum dedicated to the history of all videogames titled appropriately the National Videogame Museum. It’s been well known for many years and alongside many other museums during this pandemic has really struggled.

Thank goodness then for one of the tour guides, Chris Baracani, who has fully recreated the museum in a Doom WAD file (basically classic Doom’s version of a map file) which is also going to be displayed in the actual museum for people to check out. The entire map is a 1:1 scale replica of the full experience and I feel this is just a wonderful idea. I am all for preserving video game history and so not only having a museum dedicated to it but also having a virtual representation of said museum is just a genius idea. It perfectly represents why video games are so special and it lets people like myself who could probably never visit the museum in real life actually see what it has on offer. You can check out the map by downloading it for free as long as you have access to Doom by checking out for it on ModDB.

That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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