No one likes CAPTCHAs. We all understand that they're a necessary evil, to stop evil robots from infiltrating our favourite Metroid fanfic forums and writing nonsense about Samus Aran and Mother Brain kissing, but do they have to be so terribly boring? It's all, "click here to prove you're human" and "please select all squares containing pigeons having an existential crisis", and if anyone finds those fun, then they're almost definitely a robot anyway.
Anyway, those boring days are behind us, because DOOM CAPTCHAs are here. Not officially, mind you — these are the brainchild of Vivir En Remoto, AKA Miquel Camps Orteza, a web developer from Spain. He's also made his CV in Zelda, created this rather gorgeous Breath of the Wild parallax image, and a version of Super Mario Bros. that you can play with your hands. Not the normal way, with controllers, but your actual hands. Try it!
Miquel's latest project is the DOOM CAPTCHA, which — much like one of those ads for tower defense mobile games — requires you to kill enemies in order to proceed. Everyone knows that bots are bad at shooting, so it's foolproof, right?
Well, it's not actually foolproof. As Miquel himself says on the website, "Don't take this too seriously, this is a little project for fun, if do you know how to code it's pretty easy to break the security of this."
The project was highlighted on Product Hunt, and after one businessman asked whether the DOOM cheat code IDDQD would bypass the CAPTCHA, Miquel decided to add it as a feature. If you install the desktop version, you can type in IDDQD to skip the entire thing. (Fun fact: most CAPTCHAs do not include a "skip" button, because it's not great for security.)
If you want, you can grab the code for yourself, which will give you the power to change how many enemies you have to shoot in order to pass the test. At that point, though, you might as well just boot up DOOM.
You can give the DOOM CAPTCHA a try on Miquel's website, but say goodbye to your productivity. Don't say we didn't warn you.
And then Samus Aran from Metroid took out her ponytail and Mother Brain said "wow you are pretty with your hair down!!!" and Samus blushed so hard that her whole face turned red and Mother Brian said "oh no are you dying of asphyxiation? I know that's a thing for people in space sometimes" and then Samus kissed Mother Brain on the brain-cheek and
Get out of here, robot! Shoo!
Haha this is awesome!
The captcha should be to finish the first level ( E1M1) !
@Zuljaras I would never get to sign in if that were the case
@Zuljaras Hopefully just of the first chapter! I can’t beat the first level of Thy Flesh Consumed 😂
Only E1M1 ofc!
...why does the super mario link have a "start webcam" button??
I'm more interested in this steamy fanfic about Mother Brian.
@GamingBread I didn't open it but it seems you control Mario by making hand gestures on your webcam.
@OorWullie Alright, I guess i'll try it...
@Zuljaras Imagine an E4M2 Captcha.
I hope whoever invented captcha rots in hell for all eternity.
@Giygas_95 Plutonia MAP11 Captcha
@The-Nate Oh god, the revenant maze.
How about a Typing of the Dead captcha? That would work xD
I present to you, the most HUMAN-WRITTEN fanfiction ever. Not a SINGLE bit of this was written by AI.
Samus tells Mother Brain "Stop, we can't be doing this. You know that if Sonic ever found out he'd be distressed"
After rescuing Roger, Samus and Fox call for help on the Mother Brain's ship. Mother Brain tells them "The Sonic could have escaped, and I still have enough energy to take on another planet!"
The Mother Brain's ship threatens Samus.
With Samus on the verge of defeat, Mother Brain uses the Unity Orb to make Sonic fall into a chasm. Mother Brain then flies to the red pyramid in Space Cemetery.
Plane Room 1
I'll leave the final battle to your imagination...
Was there a Roy Andersson reference in that?
Anyway, it needs to have IDSPISPOPD as a cheat code.
That was the best one.
The weird thing is that the walls and floor are from the old Windows 95 3D screensaver 🤔
Hahaha pretty cool!
The music keeps playing if you don't complete it lol, totally worth it!
@Giygas_95 Those weren't Revenants, those were Arch-Viles
@KateGray I read the first paragraph and I thought, "This is Kate, isn't it?"
Scrolled up...bingo. You've got your own distinctive voice. Don't know how hard you're pushing against editorial style and controls, but don't change.
It's nice to have news that clearly has a personality behind it.
@The-Nate Ah, you're right. I get the names confused sometimes.
Just type IDBEHOLDV. I believe in you.
@Onion Samus and "Mother Brian" huh? That is some weird fanfic right there 🤯😆
Mother Brian? Brian never told me he was a mother.
(Psst... I posted chapter 1 up above)
Was that your own writing @KateGray? The Metroid fan fiction I mean, not the article.
@Prizm riiight, now I recognize it, thanks for that. I was about to post about the walls clearly not being from doom but my first thought was wolf3D.
@TheJGG it was definitely a bot, I don't know what you mean
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