Doom-Themed CAPTCHA Makes Proving you’re Not a Robot a Lot More Fun

CAPTCHAS have become commonplace across the Internet, with attacks on websites and spamming comments, dissemination of online poll results, and protests against hate speech such as mass-buying tickets for scalpers. CAPTCHAS stands for “Fully Automated Public Touring Tests Except for Computer and Human” and CAPTCHAS does exactly what they said on the tin, asking the user to complete a simple task to prove that they are not robots. However, this technology is often annoying for users. One study found that the average time for an image CAPTCHA solution averaged 9.8 seconds and for audio CAPTCHAS 28.4 seconds, a seemingly small amount, but still frustrating for people who will spend doing something other than trying to determine which objects are in these squares.

Spanish web developer Miquel Campus has created an answer to make Orteza CAPTCHAs less tedious – a doom-themed minigame. In this game, you must shoot four enemies before time runs out, while Doom’s soundtrack to the song at Dooms Gate is playing to set the mood. The whole thing was thought out and made in one weekend. This isn’t the first Captcha Orteza, an earlier creation forced you to do 10 squats before shopping on Amazon. Another browser extension created by the developer uses your webcam and lets you like posts with a smile or deletes fetal emails.

“It was funny to see the reaction of the people because everyone hated CAPTCHAs and they had fun with doom CAPTCHA,” CAPTCHA said in an interview with PCMag. While this CAPTCHA is simply a themed minigame more than the original whole game, Doom is notorious for being able to run obviously ridiculous hardware, including subject subscriptions. Some of the best things to be able to run the game include a digital camera, a printer, an ATM, a thermostat and a pregnancy test.While this CAPTCHA is a fun alternative to others, it’s not particularly secure, with one GitHub denying that “don’t take it too seriously, it’s a small project for fun, do you know how to code so easy? It’s a security breach. “My CAPTCHA about Doom only validates from the user-side (client). No server has a backend to validate the user’s request,” PCMag Orteza explained in detail.