Doom Gets Played Using a Piano

The id Software classic Doom started to separate the men from the boys with who were incorporating the mouse and those still playing with just keyboard. Now, two decades later, there's yet another way to play Doom: the piano.

Set up in the Virgin Media Game Space is the Doom Piano, which is composed of a £30 old piano, and a "load of wiring."

The piano doesn't add any sort of musical element to the game (aside from making noise while playing), but rather it just maps keyboard controls to keys on the keyboard. It may not be the most efficient way to play the game, but we all have a soft spot in our hearts for one of the most influential shooters of all time.

Check out this Vine clip for a quick video.

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  • Jim_L9
    Couldn't the sound from the piano be fed into an audio processor to control the game? It just seems easier to me than wiring up a piano.
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  • iam2thecrowe
    Anonymous said:
    Couldn't the sound from the piano be fed into an audio processor to control the game? It just seems easier to me than wiring up a piano.

    maybe the piano didn't actually work. It would make for a rather dramatic composition though...
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  • rwinches
    Yeah, in the vine vid the piano plays and it's pretty annoying.
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