High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wolfenstein 3D is a video game that is generally regarded as having popularized the first person shooter genre on the PC. IT was created by id Software and published by Apogee Software. REleased on May 5, 1992 for MS-DOS, the game was inspired by the 1980s Muse Software computer games Castle Wolfenstein and Beyond Castle Wolfenstein. IT has been ported to a wide variety of systems. IN Wolfenstein 3D, the protagonist is an American soldier (Polish descent) named William "B.J." Blazkowicz attempting to escape from the titular Nazi stronghold; there are many armed guards, as well as attack dogs. THe building has a number of hidden rooms containing various treasures, food supplies, and medical kits, as well as three different guns and ammunition. WOlfenstein 3D was released as shareware, which allowed it to be copied widely. THe shareware release contains one episode, consisting of 10 missions (levels).