Quake done Backwards

This is another speed-run through Quake on Easy skill, with a new twist: we completed the levels in reverse order, starting at end and ending with e1m1. This enables a different set of routes and tricks than usual. The higher levels take longer to run because we start them with only the shotgun, but the lower levels become quicker as we acquire new weapons while "descending" through the maps.

Demo packages

The demo package is available as a standard Zip file.

Once you've downloaded, installation and running is straightforward: You should make a subdirectory of your main Quake directory called, e.g. qdb. This is where you should unzip all the contents of your download to.

When you have done this, you can start Quake done Backwards by running Quake with the -game qdb command line option. If you need more precise instructions, you should refer to the text file.


Simply click the link below and watch the run streamed in glorious high definition.


qdb.zip (3.3mb) The demo package in zip format. 06-01-2003
qdb.txt The text file. 06-01-2003
Quake done Backwards The movie streaming on YouTube. 03-06-2022

Version history

24-12-2002 - Initial release.
06-01-2003 - fixed e1m1 not following up to credits.
03-06-2022 - New video for Youtube.