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Old-School RPG

Old-School RPG

It's been a long time coming, but the decision has been made - Brenda Brathwaite (my fiancé) and Tom Hall (my good buddy) are teaming together to make an Old-School RPG that harkens back to the 80's and 90s great RPGs we all played and loved. They plan on making the game at our company, Loot Drop, Inc. located in San Bruno, CA. Check it out [...]

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 [...]

GameTales: id Answering Machine

GameTales: id Answering Machine

It was June 1992. We had already shipped Wolfenstein 3D, the shareware episode only at that point, and were working on finishing the rest of the 6 episodes. Bobby Prince was in the house busy making the music for those last 5 episodes. Bobby brought his entire audio rig with him which consisted of a huge sampling keyboard, speakers, and a rack [...]

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 [...]

Happy Birthday, Heretic and HDB!

Happy Birthday, Heretic and HDB!

It's birthday time again and this fine December 23rd celebrates the birth of both Heretic (1994) and Hyperspace Delivery Boy! (2001). Both of these guys were released to the world at the very edges of the day: Heretic was uploaded at 11:30pm and HDB was uploaded at 2:30am. When Heretic was released it wasn't to any web sites - they barely [...]

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 [...]

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