Title: That Damn Cake
Filename: levels/doom2/d-f/damncake.zip
Size: 259 KB
Date: 12/20/11
Author: Janizdreg
E-mail: janizdreg@gmail.com
Description: Doom has turned 18, but an evil armada of balloons is trying to cut the maturing success story short and have possessed Doomguy himself. Now it's up to you to light the holy purifying birthday candles of salvation and take out the balloon witches before we lose our hero to the dark side permanently.
Credits: - Espi for inspiration and the classic cake WAD - Cyb for the original lighter sprites - Mor'ladim for lighter hand GFX - Ray "Shitbag" for the balloon SFX and GFX - AgentSpork's girlie for the titlescreen cake - Eriance & Raven Software for the flame SFX - EarthQuake for testing and feedback
Base: Espi's 10cake.wad
Build time: Doomsday + a few hours of tweaking
Editor(s) used: Doom Builder 2, Paint.NET, SLADE, WhackEd2
Bugs: The ouch face often produces rendering errors. :(
Rating: (16 votes)
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An impressive technical and visual feat. I played on zdoom (even though i wasn't supposed to) and it ran more or less ok. Its really eerie yet retro. As a mapper, it had me scratching my head as to how this was done with nothing more than DeHackED. Very nice! 5/5 -FoH x
I can't understand this map. I stuck in the wall.x
Great idea, but sometimes your movement freezes by what at first seems the balloons atacking you but then it happened without a ballon. I finished it with invulterability. 3/5 - Optimusx
It's quite hard. I would have liked it much more if there was health (maybe you could eat some cake or something). But otherwise I liked it, 4stars.x
This is dated December 2011. Just like in my dream, bright red normal-sized biting killer balloons stream from the Doomguy's head whilst you run around trying to light all the candles on a cake. And then a big balloon attacks you with fire. I hate it when that happens. You're just getting to sleep and, bang, a big balloon attacks you with fire. The level is very hard - no health - and not much fun to play, although I'm glad that I saw it.x
Interesting idea, not a huge lot of fun in practice. 1.5/5 - ZZx
It's too hard when you don't have any health items...well, nice idea, but too bad it just HARD. I just feel it's boring and then use "kill monsters" and see those stupid evil balloons go BOOM! Lovin' it. But after that, it just a failed design...and ruined the cool idea. :( 2/5x

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