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Doom (typeset as DOOM in official documents) is a 1993 first-person shooter game by id Software. As one of the earliest games of the genre, Doom had a significant influence on all subsequent first-person shooter games, including Duke Nukem 3D. Before the term "first-person shooter" was widely known, the term "Doom clone" was used to refer to all games of this genre.

Influence on Duke Nukem 3D

Doom was highly influential in the development of Duke Nukem 3D. In the 20th Anniversary Edition developer commentary, the Duke Nukem 3D developers mention Doom 11 times across 6 different levels. They explain that many of the features in Duke Nukem 3D were added to the game simply because 3D Realms felt they were in competition with id Software. If a feature existed in Doom, then the developers felt it needed to exist in Duke Nukem, and if a feature did not exist in Doom, then the developers were excited to implement it in Duke Nukem.

Doomguy, the main character from Doom, makes a cameo appearance on the level Death Row in Duke Nukem 3D and again on L.A. Rumble in Duke Nukem 64.