Wed, Oct 20, 2010 | 08:08 BST
Romero linked to dubious Facebook app company
John Romero hasn’t had the best decade-or-so. At one time the biggest name in games development, the Doom designer exited then all-conquering id Software to head up his own uber project. Sadly, that project was Daikatana, an overblown, overhyped and ultimately mediocre FPS whose development went down in games lore as one of the biggest fiascos of all time.
After a battering from a once-adoring public, Romero slid out of the spotlight to focus on less high flying projects. Among them, Venturebeat reports, is a Facebook game Romero is working on as a consultancy basis for a company called LOLapps, which happened to launch today.
LOLapps made the news the past couple of days after a Wall Street Journal’s investigation into privacy breaching Facebook apps came to light exposing serious breaches of privacy and illicit information sharing practices from the top app makers on the service. The social network removed only one company’s games from the service – LOLapps’. The company’s games have been reinstated to the service after working with Facebook to remove offending elements.