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id Software: 20 Years Old Today!

id Software: 20 Years Old Today!

When John Carmack, Adrian Carmack and I officially started our first day at the lakehouse on Cross Lake in Shreveport, Louisiana, we had absolutely no idea that our company would last twenty years. After three months, Tom Hall officially joined us in May 1991. He wanted his transition from Softdisk to go smoothly, so he stayed to train his [...]

30 Great Gaming Geeks

30 Great Gaming Geeks

How great is it to be ranked #5 on a list of the top 30 "gaming geeks"? Pretty great, if you ask me! Ahead of me are Steve Jackson, Shigeru Miyamoto, Reiner Knizia and Will Wright. That's a pretty awesome group of people. There's a down arrow on me, and an up arrow on Will Wright, suggesting that I used to be ranked higher than #5. Wow. Thanks, [...]

Happy Birthday, id Software

Happy Birthday, id Software

It's id Software's 19th birthday today. It makes me wonder: how many people working at id right now actually know that? Next year will be two decades of Keen, Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake. How many game companies still standing can boast 20 years? Not many. And most companies that live past 20 years are so far removed from their origins that [...]

GameTales: Cray YMP

GameTales: Cray YMP

At id, we were always looking for a better way to develop our games. In the beginning we developed games for DOS machines on DOS machines. In 1991, John Carmack investigated the NeXTSTEP operating system, and decided that cross-development on a superior platform would result in a better game and a better development experience. We all converted [...]

A Visit to id Software, 1993

A Visit to id Software from john romero on Vimeo. Joe Siegler IM'd me a couple weeks ago and said he found a VHS tape that had some DOOM footage on it before its release and if I didn't want it he was gonna throw it out. I said, "Send it to me immediately." So now I finally got it, ripped it to digital and then used iMovie to present it [...]

Doom History 1994

Doom History 1994

Back in january 1994, one month after DOOM was released, Game Developer magazine ran an article, one which i've never seen before. Well, they republished the article today on gamasutra.com and it was great reading over it and going back in time. Something i thought would be most exciting is this screenshot here (scanned from the magazine page; i [...]

Happy Birthday, Games!

Happy Birthday, Games!

Some of you may have noticed i've been a little lax in my birthday announcements this month. There's just so many of them i figure i'll do one for all of 'em unless i get feedback to the contrary. Also, i want to save up the really juicy stuff for the revamp of this site that will present everything in story form. Check out Tom Hall's site as he [...]

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