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.

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id Tech 6

id Tech 6

Proprietary licence

id Tech 6 or "idtech666" is an upcoming OpenGL/Vulkan based game engine under preliminary development by id Software, which will tentatively follow id...

Quake Engine

Quake Engine

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...

ZDoom

ZDoom

Public Domain licence

ZDoom 2.7.1 (Requires a DOOM, DOOM 2, HERETIC, HEXEN, or STRIFE IWAD) ZDoom is an enhanced port of the official DOOM source code to Win32. As such, it...

Doom Engine

Doom Engine

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 3

id Tech 3

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...

Wolf3D Engine

Wolf3D Engine

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...

id Tech 4

id Tech 4

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

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...

id Tech 2

id Tech 2

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...

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DOOM IV

DOOM IV

First Person Shooter

You’ve come here for a reason. The Union Aerospace Corporation’s massive research facility on Mars is overwhelmed by fierce and powerful demons, and...

Doom II

Doom II

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

Doom

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...

Quake 2

Quake 2

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

Quake

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 III Arena

Quake III Arena

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...

Doom III

Doom III

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...

Wolfenstein 3D

Wolfenstein 3D

First Person Shooter

Wolfenstein 3D is widely known as the very first First Person Shooter that changed gaming forever. One of the most popular shareware games ever for 3...

Return To Castle Wolfenstein

Return To Castle Wolfenstein

First Person Shooter

World War II rages and nations fall. SS head Himmler has Hitler's full backing to twist science and the occult into an army capable of annihilating the...

RAGE

RAGE

First Person Shooter

id Software's Rage combines first-person shooting, vehicular action, and "open but directed" exploration in a post-apocalyptic world, to tell the story...

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AymericTheNightmare
AymericTheNightmare

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

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Krothie
Krothie

Will we be seeing any doom and quake games on Desura? Just about everyone on here wants them!

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ice_trey
ice_trey

"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
gamerx3

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
downlode

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
Ishusteedus

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
RangerC

epic company, these guys rock

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PeacefulPatriot
PeacefulPatriot

Happy 20th anneversary to the kings!

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Mendozacheers
Mendozacheers

The father of the FPS, I salute you!

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