This Doom mod makes the game play and feels like an “aliens” inspired shooter

Virtually from day one, Doom has seen many changes, and now a fan is working on a mod that puts a new spin on the classic.


Doom mod screenshot

Since 2016, the Loss The franchise has seen a resurgence, with the latest games bringing the lightning-fast action back to the genre. As one of the most influential FPS games of all time, it can sometimes be difficult to convey the impact of the original game on young gamers, especially considering its age. One thing that has helped the first two games stand the test of time is the modding community, and some mods aim to completely change the look of the original, like a new one.

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As spotted by PCGamesN, a modder called Dithered Output has been working for about two years on a new add-on for Loss called “Mermaid”. A trailer will be released in 2020, with a demo available on the creator’s Itch.io page. What sets this mod apart is that it changes the game so much that it almost doesn’t look like a standard Loss game. In fact, it almost looks like something fans would see in a aliens adaptation, which includes rooms filled with Xenomorph-style eggs.

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Set on Redark 1979, which the download page describes as a mythos sub-ocean habitat of Mars, the visuals are a far cry from the graphics of the original titles, though it still has the blocky aesthetic that is associated with many Loss ’90s “clones”. The trailer suggests an uninterrupted fury of sci-fi action with a kind of survival horror vibe, not a million miles from James’ classic action shooter Cameron in 1987. Overall, it looks like it’s going to be a high-octane add-on that seems to stand as a game in its own right.


Those who wish to play it will have to download the Mermaid demo, as well as a copy of either Conviction 2 Where final destiny. They should also have GZDoom which in itself has been used to create games like PT in Lossstyle graphics. As of now, there doesn’t seem to be any mention of when the final mod will release in full.

It is not surprising that the game was modified in this way. Even original co-creator John Romero is working on a Conviction 2 add-on, which shows how influential titles from the 1990s still impact the community. There could possibly come a time when people stop tinkering with this beloved FPS, but now doesn’t seem like the time.


Loss is available now.

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Source: PCGamesN, Itch.io (demo download page)


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