Joe Siegler IM’d me a couple weeks ago and said he found a VHS tape that had some DOOM footage on it before its release and if I didn’t want it he was gonna throw it out.
I said, “Send it to me immediately.”
So now I finally got it, ripped it to digital and then used iMovie to present it to anyone with an interest in DOOM history. Here’s what I wrote up about the video:
In 1993, Dan Linton, owner of a hugely successful BBS called Software Creations, visited Texas and made his way to id Software. This is the footage he recorded one night in November 1993. Shown are several of id’s employees at the time: Jay Wilbur, Shawn Green, John Romero, Dave Taylor, Sandy Petersen and Adrian Carmack. Bobby Prince was visiting to finish the music and create the sound effects. This video has 21 minutes of me playing DOOM before the sound effects were put in as well as some early deathmatching with Shawn Green.