5-10-2012Play legendary shooter ‘Wolfenstein 3D’ in your browser
Twenty years after revolutionizing gaming, the iconic Wolfenstein 3D is back. And it won't cost you a dime to enjoy it.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first first-person shooter, id Software and its parent company Bethesda Softworks have released a free-to-play web version of the game that runs right out of your web browser. For folks who prefer their gaming on the go, the developer will also offer Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum free to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners for a limited time.
Developed by design legends John Carmack, John Romero and Tom Hall back in 1992, Wolfenstein 3D was originally released as a free shareware game. The game told the harrowing, over-the-top tale of American soldier "B.J." Blazkowicz, who was trapped in a Nazi castle and forced to fight his way out. Along the way, he had to overpower SS guards, Doberman Pincers and, ultimately, Adolf Hitler packing a robotic suit and four chainguns. Yeah, it's pretty awesome.
It's also immensely important. With it's run-and-gun, first-person gameplay, the game laid the groundwork for all shooters that followed it, from id's own followups Doom and Quake to today's blockbusters like Halo and Call of Duty.