Macworld reports on a "secret" project that id software has been working on for the iPhone: Doom Resurrection.
The previously unannounced project is due for release in about a month and represents a completely new game. Macworld describes it as a "first-person shooter designed exclusively for the iPhone and iPod touch". The game does borrow assets that were originally developed for Doom 3 so may look familiar to long timer gamers. Carmack has been very open about his interest in the iPhone platform and seems to have made special efforts adapt his games to the iPhone.
“We built a completely new play style for this game,” said Carmack. “We have no worries that we’re going to do something utterly not fun.”
According to Escalation Studios who has partnered with id on this effort, they settled on a control system that combines accelerator-based movement and aiming with tap-based firing. The game itself is said to have a parallel storyline to the original. Carmack also seems excited for the new capabilities provided in the iPhone 3G S, and the iPhone in general:
“In general, I am super-excited for the iPhone as a platform for Id to be involved in,” said Carmack. He said that he hopes to bring the entire “classic” Id Software game line — Doom, Quake, even Quake 3 — to the iPhone and iPod touch, along with updated versions of Id Software’s mobile titles, Orcs & Elves and Doom RPG.