‘Wolfenstein 3D’ now available online!

The productivity at work is expected to drop as Bethesda Software is releasing ‘Wolfenstein 3D’ as an online in-browser game. ‘Wolfenstein 3D’ is being released as a free web browser game to mark the 20th anniversary of the game’s release.

The game is considered among the earliest first-person shooter games and has also earned credit for making the genre popular on PC. It was developed by John Carmack at id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It was originally released as a free shareware but later was sold as a paid PC game on many consoles. The game was inspired by the 1980’s MUSE Software computer games ‘Castle Wolfenstein’ and ‘Beyond Castle Wolfenstein’. The game released on the browser is a full version of ‘Wolfenstein 3D’. In the game you play an American soldier of Polish descent in the World War 2 era trying to escape from the Nazi stronghold of Castle Wolfenstein. After the initial escape episode the player carries five other episodes which are also organized against the Nazi operations. The game play requires you to navigate a 3D maze while fighting and fending of Nazi soldiers, attack dogs and mutant monsters. The buildings traversed contain health supplies in the form of food and medical kits and also there are various hidden treasures and rooms. There are four weapons available to the player for defense. Overall this game is action packed and exciting at every turn which makes it so hugely popular among the gamers.

Wolfenstein 3D was only the start for the game’s developer John Carmack and designer John Romero, the duo later developed the hugely popular FPS (First Person Shooter) game ‘DOOM’ in 1993 which was downloaded by 10 million people in the first two years itself. A cherry on the cake comes with the announcement on Wednesday by Bethesda Software which announced that it would be dropping the price of the iOS version of the game to commemorate the anniversary of ‘Wolfenstein 3D’. For a limited amount of time the avid fans of the game will be able to enjoy the classic game free on their iphone, ipod touch and ipad and relive the fond memories of playing the game when it came out 20 years ago.

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