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.

Doom Engine

Doom Engine

Updated 6 months 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 2 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 1 year 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 11 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...

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

Updated 1 week 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 4 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 week 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 1 month 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 3 months 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 8 months 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

Updated 4 weeks 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 22 hours 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 4 weeks 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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ice_trey Mar 19 2011, 8:14am says:

"Im a much better programmer than John Carmack!" - Bill Gates,
the term LMAO comes to mind, so does ROFL, LOL, Llama and STFU N00b ^^

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gamerx3 Oct 11 2011, 11:09am replied:

To your mind, maybe. I dislike Microsoft myself, but there's a pretty big difference between designing an operating system and making a game. It's like comparing someone who proved the Riemann Hypothesis and someone who discovered the Higgs boson. More likely than not, it's just him feeling superior because he wrote something more essential and practical than a game.

That being said, I find some irony in that idea, since I only really find use for Windows as a gaming platform -- Linux is far better for actually getting any work done.

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downlode Feb 2 2014, 9:52pm replied:

Don't forget Captain Billy bought his first iteration of DOS, and he always had a talent of hiring the brightest and best. It's probably been a quite a few years since he was up late debugging a few thousand lines of code. The man is a brilliant marketer and strategist, and I am impressed with the charitable work he's been doing.

*Just noticed the date on previous posts, argh.

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Ishusteedus Jan 22 2012, 9:55am replied:

You'd have a super good point if Bill Gates ever wrote an operating system. Instead, he bought something that might or might not have even fit the definition and "improved" it (i.e., got a sweet deal with IBM to include it on their breakout computer). What came of it was possibly the most primitive computer operating system of its time that did very little but often broke anyway. After that, he "designed operating systems" about as much as Bob Dudley "works on oil drills".

On the other hand, John Carmack wrote a game from scratch so awesome that it affected everything since for better or for worse. And he did it with all the crappy limitations built in to that operating system Bill Gates "designed".

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RangerC Feb 2 2011, 7:25am says:

epic company, these guys rock

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KEVLAR60442 Feb 1 2011, 10:19pm says:

Happy 20th anneversary to the kings!

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Mendozacheers Dec 19 2010, 7:39pm says:

The father of the FPS, I salute you!

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