John Carmack, lead programmer at id Software, is quite taken with the iPhone (and iPod Touch) as a gaming platform. “I love the iPhone,” Carmack said in an interview with VentureBeat. “It’s a real game platform, not a tiny little toy.”
Continuing with its love for Apple’s device, the game developer next week will be releasing Doom Resurrection onto the App Store for all iPhone and iPod Touch users.
Unlike the already available Wolfenstein 3D game, Doom Resurrection will not be a simple remake of the PC classic, but rather a brand new chapter in the series. And from the look of things, it’ll be the among the most visually impressive of games yet available on the App Store.
Instead of bringing back the old DOS-based game sprites, Carmack led a team of six developers at Escalation Studios to create a modern-looking Doom game that’s reminiscent of Doom 3 through the use of downsampled assets from the PC game.
Pricing has yet to be announced, but it’ll be a decent package with eight full levels and about five hours of game play. Doom Resurrection will run at 30 frames per second on the latest iPod Touch, which runs at 532 MHz), but the iPhone, iPhone 3G and first-gen iPod Touch will be a bit choppier with their 412 MHz CPU.
Check out the trailer below: