John Romero, the co-creator of Doom and Wolfenstein and one of the originators of the First Person Shooter, is releasing a new autobiography on July 18, aptly titled Doom Guy: Life In First Person. Preorders for the hardcover edition are available for $27.49 at Amazon, or you can pre-purchase the Kindle edition for $12.

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According to the book’s description, the autobiography covers Romero’s childhood and early years coding games on Apple II computers, through his decades-long game development career, including the stories of how games like Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein 3D came to be.

Doom Guy sounds like a great read for anyone interested in the early years of id Games, the history of first person shooters, or game development in general. It should also make a great accompaniment to the book Masters of Doom by David Kushner, which chronicles the creative partnership–and eventual schism–between John Romero and John Carmack.

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