The creator of the Deathmatch concept 19 Created 2 years ago2017-01-07 16:07:42 UTC by abbadon abbadon

Created 2 years ago2017-01-07 16:07:42 UTC by abbadon abbadon

Posted 2 years ago2017-01-07 16:07:42 UTC Post #332980
Because I am rather old, I have thought a lot about this. I have seen plenty of info about the Deathmatch games and all pointed to the first Doom (1993) to be the "creator" of this type of game genre.

But in my mind was planted images of a comic, Strontium Dog of Ezquerra with Alan Grant's script, Ezquerra was also author of the Juzge Dredd character, on "Carnage" I did read a history called "Carnage" or "Matanza" in spanish. There you can see ALL elements of modern deathmach games, bizarre characters ,special weapons, the first healthkit, the final prize, the special weapon, a limited space where you must fight on, RULES, ALL we actually know about was there... in 1987, six years before what is claimed the father of the genre.

I encourage you to read it, so you can see it with your own eyes. I don't know if there's someghing similar out there, the most similar thing I have read was on Jack Vance's 1969 novel "The Dirdir", but the story, if you read it, is more a history with the presence of Predators, even some aspects of the Dirdir aliens was exact as the 1987's Yautjas.

In justice, I think Ezquerra and Grant deserves the fatherhood of the Deathmach games.
Posted 2 years ago2017-01-07 22:21:49 UTC Post #332981
A brief search of a certain site I know suggests that while John Romero was probably the one to coin the term "deathmatch", Doom was not necessarily the first game to feature it.
Not sure why anyone would care, though.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 2 years ago2017-01-19 13:45:02 UTC Post #333105
How old are you, abbadon?

I am turning 45.
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
Posted 2 years ago2017-01-19 13:55:53 UTC Post #333106
43, I´m old, I know it... :)
Posted 2 years ago2017-01-19 20:04:48 UTC Post #333109
I bet you guys have the same strange feeling about millennials like me getting to know Half-Life (although it was released in my life-time).
I get a weird sensation when a 12 year old kid is telling me about playing San Andreas, he was born after it!

There are few games I played that were released before my date of birth.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2017-01-19 21:08:13 UTC Post #333110
I remember me playing atari's pong...
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