Welcome to the bird app: soapbox, boxing ring, and uh… gaming console?
After Pokémon Red, a new game has arrived on the shores of Twitter: ’90s first-person shooter Doom.
Created by programmer Georgi Gerganov, @Tweet2Doom lets Twitter folks run the old-school video game simply by tweeting commands to the bot. They’re then translated to the bot, and it will send the user a video that shows the game’s progress. Players can speed through Doom’s levels by sending in more valid commands, which are all detailed in the bot’s pinned tweet.
ROOT node for Doom Shareware 1.9
Read the instructions in the images below.
— Tweet2Doom (@tweet2doom) October 2, 2021
To boot up a new game, users should reply to Tweet2Doom with “/play x,,e,,e,,e,,50-,50-u,15-f.”
Some players have successfully passed through whole levels. And if they do score right, they get a congratulatory tweet from Tweet2Doom itself.
— Tweet2Doom (@tweet2doom) October 6, 2021
If you’re up for a game, just head to Tweet2Doom’s profile with your Doom skills and a Twitter account. But if you’re on the hunt for more old-school games—that are unfortunately not on the bird app yet—here’s a free archive full of ’em. Get going, kids.
Screenshot from Doom