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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 [...]

Apple-NeXT Merger Birthday!

Apple-NeXT Merger Birthday!

It's been 10 years since Apple merged with NeXT and then later brought us the awesome OS X. I still remember seeing OS X in action for the first time and how the Finder displayed directories in NeXTSTEP format and the rotating CD for the new Wait cursor.....YES! I was totally convinced at that point that some version of Mach was at the core of OS [...]

Happy Birthday, Keen 4-6!

Happy Birthday, Keen 4-6!

It's been 14 long years since our second Keen trilogy but these ended up being the best Keens of all. Unfortunately, we had a publishing deal that forced us to release one of the three Keens at retail thus breaking up the sacred trilogy of games which resulted in lower sales of this second trilogy. The retail game was called Aliens Ate My Baby [...]

Happy Birthday, Keen!

Happy Birthday, Keen!

Today is the 15th birthday of the first trilogy of the classic Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons! Our team was super small when we created these three games: John Carmack, Tom Hall and myself. Adrian Carmack came in near the end to do some art touch-up but the majority of the art was Tom Hall's. It took us three months of working at [...]

Happy KEENsday!

Happy KEENsday!

It's the 14th birthday of the original Commander Keen 1-3 trilogy - on the 14th! And it's the 13th birthday of the second Keen duo of 4-5 on the 15th. Check out some of the Keen sites on the Net to reaquaint yourself with the little fella. Cerebral Cortex 314 Commander Spleen's Land of Commander Keen Crazy Flash Movie with Keen sprites [...]

Thanksgiving Fun Attack

Thanksgiving Fun Attack

November: Things That Have Happened This Month... ...over the years! Well, back in 1992 id Software finally moved from an apartment to a real office space in Mesquite (the Black Cube). In 1996, I started Ion Storm with Tom Hall and our first office space was in the Quadrangle building near downtown Dallas. Interestingly, we've never released a [...]

Random Pic

I don't have much time to update with news right now, but I just came across a massive amount of ancient id Software pictures by Tom Hall and will start putting them up one by one. This first one will make a lot of DOOMers out there happy.... click on the picture at the top-left to see what's up!

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