For those of you unaware, there’s an ongoing challenge in the computing and gaming community to get Doom to run on less and less sophisticated hardware, pushing the limits of what was ever thought possible. In the near future, someone will hack an abacus to run the game. But until then, we have this ‘playable’ version of Doom that modder foone managed to pack into a pregnancy test stick. It’s positive!
The game isn’t running on the pregnancy test’s actual hardware (foone says its hardware wasn’t reprogrammable) or original LCD screen (which could only display four pregnancy-related symbols), but rather a new microcontroller and a 128-by-32-pixel monochrome display. Of course, saying you can actually play Doom on the device is being pretty lenient with the wordplay because the entire video, I thought I was watching the moon landing.
Yesterday I had a lot of retweets and reddit posts and such for playing Doom on a pregnancy test.
But as I explained then, it wasn't really PLAYING on a pregnancy test, it was just a video being played back, not an interactive game.
Well, now it is. It's Pregnancy Test Doom! pic.twitter.com/Nrjyq07EVv
— foone (@Foone) September 7, 2020
Obviously, if you pack Doom into a stick pregnancy test and don’t take the opportunity to convince your wife or girlfriend that you’re pregnant and expecting a horde of demons, congratulations, you’ve clearly missed the point of this whole mod.