id Software celebrates 19th birthday

Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 08:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Quake-maker id Software celebrated its 19th birthday yesterday.

The studio was founded in 1991 by John Carmack, John Romero, Tom Hall and Adrian Carmack [no relation to John - JC].

Last year was a pretty big one for id.

It was taken over by ZeniMax, Bethesda’s parent group, for an undisclosed sum, although it was revealed $105 million was borrowed to conduct the deal.

The developer is currently workking on Rage for PS3, 360, and PC for a release this year, as well as DOOM 4.

The latter still hasn’t been shown, but should make this year’s Quakecon, given what id’s CEO Todd Hollenshead told Nathan at last year’s event.

Happy birthday, chaps.

Thanks, BN.



  1. Blerk

    Happy birthday, id! If only you could still wow me like the first time I saw Wolfenstein and Doom… make it so!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. endgame

    happy b-day id. i’m so proud of u. :D wolfenstein and doom were ok but what i really enjoyed were the quake series. quake 1 at least was the first “3d” shooter that i played on the pc and it just.. idk. it brings back good memories. i ty for that. cheers.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I really didn’t get on with Quake at all. In any of its iterations.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Bulk Slash

    I’ve enjoyed just about every game id have made, even Doom 3, which I thought was rather misunderstood and underrated. The only id game I have never played is Quake 2 because my PC at the time wasn’t up to running it. I really should buy it on Steam and try it…

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mington

    quake 2 changed my life, i played through that game ALOT

    i even bought quake 4 (naff) on my xbox360 because it came with a bonus disk of quake 2, i bought it second hand and it came without the bonus disk RRRRAAAAAAGGGGEEEEEEE!!!!

    why the fuck can’t they just release this as a download

    stupid id, happy birthday

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gheritt White

    Happy birthday, ID! Can’t wait for RAGE, first game by ID I’ve looked forward to since Spear of Destiny (although I absolutely adored Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Heretic 2, they were both developed by Raven).

    #6 5 years ago
  7. ShiroGamer

    oh how lovely
    good times indeed
    oh and id tech 4

    #7 5 years ago
  8. fdelfino

    Happy birthday id!

    Now give us a release date for RAGE, for fuck’s sake!!!!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. rainer

    Dam time flies, 19 years is a long time for any studio to survive, congrats to id and happy birthday.

    #9 5 years ago

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