8. Conclusion

Very complex programming is involved in creating a game. It requires skill and talent. Although Doom's engine has been surpassed by many better ones (most created, however, by id Software themselves) it still has historical significance because without it, the others could not have come about. With technological advancements taking place everyday, we are sure to see some stunning games in the future - which again will stand out not just for their entertainment value, but for the hard work and genius that goes into programming them.