I’m literally just after finishing watching this video, which my friend Sean (of Spoofscript.com) showed me. The vid is a good half hour, but it’s definitely worth a watch if you’re interested in id Software and Doom. The above link is actually the blog entry, so if you want to watch the video, it’s here: http://vimeo.com/4022128.
One of the things that made me smile and also impressed me was Bobby Prince explaining one of the songs from the “lost episode” of the Commander Keen series; Keen Dreams. I won’t be looking at that particular song in the same way again, and it has subsequently made me appriciate MIDI music more. I’m not going to ruin the surprise, but suffice to say, once you listen to Bobby’s explanation while the song is playing, it makes a whole lot of sense… provided you didn’t know that already, that is.
Either way, it’s a fascinating look at id Software in their pre-Doom days and also in general.
Edit: Apologies for the big mess of everything… WP is being retarded and isn’t making proper separations
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