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Check out Doom running on an Apple Watch

In the world of video games, there is Doom, and there is everything else. The first-person shooter was something of a revolution in PC computing when it came out in 1993, and it has, since then, become what The Verge calls a “benchmark for cultural validation.”

tech Updated: Oct 03, 2015 12:23 IST
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An Apple Watch in the new rose gold color is displayed during an Apple media event in San Francisco.
An Apple Watch in the new rose gold color is displayed during an Apple media event in San Francisco.(REUTERS)

In the world of video games, there is Doom, and there is everything else. The first-person shooter was something of a revolution in PC computing when it came out in 1993, and it has, since then, become what The Verge calls a “benchmark for cultural validation.”

Doom has been hacked in so many ways since then — people have put it on calculators and even printers — that it seems like there’s practically no device that can’t run it. And now, it even runs on an Apple Watch.

As a part of a 10-hour hackathon, Facebook developers Lior Tubi and Mehdi Mulani ported the game to Apple’s smartwatch running its latest operating system, WatchOS 2, and, surprise surprise, it runs just fine on that screen that’s less than 2 inches in size

The developers also put it on Apple’s brand new Apple TV, where it is slightly more playable.