What was the first FPS game with strafing?



  • What was the first FPS game that introduced strafing?

    As far as I remember it was there in Duke Nukem 3D and Quake, which were my first encounter with PC games.



  • I did some research, and my guess will be:

    https://www.gog.com/forum/catacombs_pack/catacomb_3d_controls , a first-person shooter with a dark fantasy setting released in November 1991:

    I could try using the keymapper for W and S for cursor up and down, and A and D for the strafe modifier plus left and right cursor, so that they are strafe left and right.

    Also from https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/o5chs/what_game_was_the_first_to_introduce_strafing_to/ , another user kinda confirms to be Catacomb 3D.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_Buster_(arcade_game) , a arcade videogame released in August 1992:

    Gun Buster control scheme consists of a joystick for movement and strafing and a light gun for aiming and turning.

    https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/project-first-person-shooter-history.18842661/page-2 , a 1992 first person shooter:

    It controls with the arrows, with left and right turning rather than strafing. Strafing requires you to hold alt, and fire is ctrl.




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