The Freedoom project aims to create a complete free content game based on the Doom engine.

Combined with the engine, Freedoom is also compatible with game modifications (“mods”) made for the original Doom games, made by Doom fans and artists over the decades.

For more information, see the What is Freedoom? page.

Project News

2017-02-22: Freedoom 0.11.1 released

We’ve had quite a good reception for 0.11 and are thankful to everyone sending feedback, both praise and criticism, we use it all for improving Freedoom further! This point release repairs a few deficiencies found in the 0.11 release, and adds new resources.

  • 1% armor bonus pickups are recolored from red to green. They were too easily confused for health pickups.

  • New TNT: Evilution-compatible textures.

  • New pain bringer and pain lord sprites, replacing old concept art-derived ones.

  • A few map errors are fixed, including misaligned textures, leftover Boom specials, and it should no longer be possible to get stuck between a rock and a tree in Phase 1 C1M1.

  • Brand new Phase 1 C3M1, replacing an old Doom-inspired level.

  • Widescreen statusbar for ZDoom was removed. This created incompatibility with some mods, and mod compatibility is prefered over visual enhancements.

  • Fixed intermission text after using the secret exit in Phase 2 MAP31, where obituary texts were incorrectly displayed instead.

  • More new music tracks, providing better vanilla compatibility.

2017-02-16: Freedoom 0.11 released

Another year, and one of Freedoom's biggest updates has arrived! One of the major developments we’ve had is the elimination of Boom as the target engine for game support. While we are aiming for an eventual compatibility with Vanilla Doom, Freedoom should presently run on any limit-removing engine, which is nearly all of them.

  • Lots of new music.

  • New levels, including C1M1 kicking off Phase 1.

  • Aquatex: over 200 new textures for mappers to use.

  • New intermission screens.

  • Some new weapon sprites: new pistol, new pickups.

  • New medkit and armor pickup sprites.

  • New project logo. 😀

2015-12-15: Freedoom 0.10 released

Another large update to Freedoom, representing many changes to the game, giving a better feel for being an independent game and fleshing out neglected areas of the project. We’re not done yet, but close!

  • Brand new status bar.

  • New sprites for the serpent and orb monster.

  • New HUD graphics for the single- and double-barrel shotguns, missile launcher, and SKAG.

  • New pain sounds for many monsters and the player.

  • New maps in Phase 1 and Phase 2.