id Software was officially founded February 1, 1991 with the release of Commander Keen.

In 1992 Wolfenstein 3-D was released - a game that revolutionized the PC gaming industry.

id Software later produced the Doom and Quake series - games held in very high regard amongst the industry, gamers and modders alike.

id Software is also well known for their game engines. Their upcoming game, Rage, is built on the new 'id Tech 5, id have a history of open sourcing their old engines for developers to use.

Engines
Doom Engine

Doom Engine

Updated 6 days ago Released Dec 10, 1993 with a gpl licence

The Doom engine is the game engine that powers the id Software games Doom and Doom II, as well as Raven Software's titles Heretic and Hexen, then finally...

id Tech 2

id Tech 2

Updated 2 years ago Released Dec 5, 1997 with a gpl licence

Formerly the "QUAKE 2 Engine", with pioneering innovation in 3D environments, a few of id Tech 2's most notable features were out-of-the-box support for...

id Tech 3

id Tech 3

Updated 5 months ago Released Dec 3, 1999 with a gpl licence

Previously called the "QUAKE 3 Engine" and one of the most successful licensed engines in history, id Tech 3 was the engine used to create games such...

id Tech 4

id Tech 4

Updated 6 months ago Released Aug 2, 2003 with a commercial licence

Previously referred to as the 'Doom 3 Engine', Tech 4 is id Software's current licensing platform. Powering games such as Doom 3, Quake 4 and Enemy Territory...

id Tech 5

id Tech 5

Updated 1 year ago TBD with a proprietary licence

Tech 5 is a next-generation engine from id Software. Used on their most recent title 'Rage' it has also been announced that it will be the technology...

Quake Engine

Quake Engine

Updated 1 month ago Released Jun 22, 1996 with a gpl licence

The Quake engine is the game engine that was written to power 1996's Quake, written by id Software. It featured true 3D realtime rendering and is now...

Wolf3D Engine

Wolf3D Engine

Updated 5 months ago Released Jul 16, 1992 with a commercial licence

The Wolf3D Engine is a raycaster engine developed by John Carmack for the hit FPS game Wolfenstein 3-D. It features smooth scrolling with textured walls...

Games
Commander Keen

Commander Keen Commander Keen

Updated 2 years ago Released Dec 7, 1990 Single Player Platformer

Commander Keen was one of the first ID Software's games. It was a side-scrolling platformer set in a kid, happy theme. The game was released as a shareware...

Doom

Doom Doom

Updated 1 day ago Released Dec 9, 1993 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

The demons came and the marines died. Except one. Your are the last defence against these hell-spawned hordes. Prepare for the most intense mutant-laden...

Doom 2 RPG

Doom 2 RPG Doom 2 RPG

Updated 3 years ago Released Feb 7, 2010 Single Player Role Playing

The sequel to the 2005 mobile hit Doom RPG. In this game you can choose between 3 characters including the marine then you battle the monsters with different...

Doom II

Doom II Doom II

Updated 1 day ago Released Oct 2, 1994 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Let the Obsession begin. Again. This time, the entire forces of the netherworld have overrun Earth. To save her, you must descend into the stygian depths...

Doom III

Doom III Doom III

Updated 6 days ago Released Jul 31, 2004 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the Union Aerospace Corporation's Mars Research Facility, leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one...

Doom III: Resurrection of Evil

Doom III: Resurrection of Evil Doom III: Resurrection of Evil

Updated 6 days ago Released Apr 3, 2005 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Two years after the incident on Mars, research has resumed, led by Dr. Elizabeth McNeil. Once more, strange occurrences haunt the facility. A search team...

Hovertank 3D

Hovertank 3D Hovertank 3D

Updated 1 month ago Released Mar 31, 1991 Single Player First Person Shooter

The first 3D PC game ever! Hovertank 3D debuted the amazing technology that was used to usher in the First Person Shooter genre with Wonfenstein 3D. You...

Quake

Quake Quake

Updated 1 month ago Released Jun 18, 1996 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Rage through 32 single player levels and 6 deathmatch levels of sheer terror and fully immersive sound and lighting. Arm yourself against the cannibalistic...

Quake 2

Quake 2 Quake 2

Updated 6 months ago Released Dec 6, 1997 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Quake 2 is another classic from id software.While not modded quite as much as it's predecessor or Q3A, it is still a blast to play and the mod's on offer...

Quake III Arena

Quake III Arena Quake III Arena

Updated 1 year ago Released Dec 2, 1999 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Welcome to the Arena, where high-ranking warriors are transformed into spineless mush. Abandoning every ounce of common sense and any trace of doubt...

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szemi
szemi Jun 19 2014, 5:08am says:

Best game maker company ever.

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DPgames
DPgames May 10 2014, 6:34pm says:

One of my fav devs ever. all your games are great

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tArchon
tArchon Apr 12 2014, 7:51am says:

Warning: the Devil ' i s ' R e a l ! ; , *

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nerdenfromsweden
nerdenfromsweden Feb 3 2014, 7:26am says:

realy love IDs but Valve is mutch better

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden Nov 24 2013, 1:34am says:

It's sad to see John Carmack go.. but atleast he's working on the Occulus Rift so it ain't all bad.
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downlode
downlode Feb 2 2014, 9:46pm replied:

The man is heavily into his rocket propulsion development, he operates on a different level than regular mortals. Anybody can get that Occulus Rift thing going, it's him. Personally, I can't see myself strapping something like that to my head. My 28" flat screen suits me.

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Dzev
Dzev Nov 11 2013, 6:09pm says:

Why the newer ID/Raven Software games didn't got so much community love and support as Doom and Quake 1-2? Just there so many amazing things for the old titles... and almost nothing for RTCW, Q4, Doom 3. (but yes, really... Wolfenstein 2009 and RAGE are utter crap)

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BubbaThePonySlayer
BubbaThePonySlayer Sep 16 2013, 3:47pm says:

The indefatigable,Id.We all love you.

+1 vote     reply to comment
DJFingas
DJFingas Apr 8 2012, 2:06pm says:

i love you guys hovertank rocks!

+3 votes     reply to comment
AymericTheNightmare
AymericTheNightmare Feb 9 2012, 4:27am says:

With Valve, they're the best creators of FPS 4ever.

+6 votes     reply to comment
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