Tag Archives: john romero
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 | 23:07 GMT
Former id Software star John Romero has set NeoGAF abuzz by allegedly tagging himself at Square Enix’ Californian offices with the words “now let’s get a deal done”. There are a couple of theories as to what the mysterious message could mean; Romero’s social gaming company, Loot Drop, could be a good fit for Square Enix’s mobile gaming push, but the publisher also owns the rights to Eidos-published properties from Romero’s former studio, Ion Storm. Although Thief and Deus Ex have lived on, a couple of others have been overlooked: the notorious Daikatana and Anachronox. Speculate at will.
Sun, Oct 28, 2012 | 22:31 GMT
They’re both industry legends, they’ve both worked on some of gaming’s most treasured franchises, and now they both have the same surname: Brenda Brathwaite and John Romero got hitched this weekend in a quiet ceremony at Disneyland. The pair have worked together for years, co-founded Loot Drop together, and were engaged earlier this year. Congratulations to both Romeros!
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 | 10:19 BST
Sun, Mar 11, 2012 | 22:32 GMT
The man behind some of the genre’s most celebrated names will go back to shooters one day.
Thu, Mar 08, 2012 | 21:21 GMT
During GDC, a team of game designers sat down for a chat to discuss the games which inspired such luminaries as Will Wright, Cliff Bleszinski, Sid Meier, and John Romero.
Fri, Mar 02, 2012 | 08:10 GMT
Nearly 30 years ago, Jordan Mechner – the man who went on to create Prince of Persia – received a fan letter in response to his earlier work, one-on-one fighter Karateka. The author praised Mechner’s graphics (particularly the scrolling background), and mentioned that he was a budding programmer who wanted to grow up to create games.
The young letter writer was John Romero, who did indeed grow up and create games, helping to popularise the FPS genre while he was at it.
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 | 05:40 GMT
GDC organisers have announced three new sessions, including a star-studded panel with some heavyweight names.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 | 02:10 BST
While a lot of folks feel they’ve been kicked in the neck over this PSN business and have seen loads of reports on the situation, other stuff happened in the world of games as well. Below, you will find that other stuff.
Wed, Feb 23, 2011 | 21:55 GMT
Facebook sensation Ravenwood Fair has hit the ten million monthly users milestone, and will celebrate with a major expansion.
Sat, Jan 22, 2011 | 15:56 GMT
Ex-id and Ion Storm co-founder John Romero is no longer at Slipgate Ironworks, a company he helped form in 2005, and is reportedly working with business partner Tom Hall on a social network game called Loot Drop.
Fri, Jan 21, 2011 | 10:40 GMT
ThinkServices has announced details of a post-moterm series of developer panels for this year’s GDC.
Wed, Oct 20, 2010 | 08:08 BST
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.
Tue, May 18, 2010 | 04:54 BST
Remember when John Romero tried to make you his bitch?
Yeah. He’s really sorry about that.
Thu, Apr 01, 2010 | 17:33 BST
John Romero has guest-edited in the latest issue of Retro Gamer magazine, and in it he talks about co-founding id Software and how Darksiders was how he imagined Quake would have been.
Sat, Oct 17, 2009 | 05:38 BST
Ex-id/Ion Storm man John Romero’s latest project, a development studio called Slipgate Ironworks, has seen a bit of restructuring recently. First, the bad news: layoffs. And lots of them.
According to a few former Slipgate employees who spoke with Kotaku, some 50 staff members have received pink slips over the past week.
The not-so-bad news, though? The show’s not over. Slipgate owner Gazillion confirmed that Romero and co.’s MMO is still in development, albeit in a new form.
“As part of our focus on reaching the widest possible audiences with breakthrough MMO entertainment, we decided to change the format of our project at Slipgate Ironworks to better achieve this aim,” said a statement from Gazillion.
“The game we’ll launch will build on the efforts to date with a smaller core team and the other Slipgate staff are already in discussions around the many open positions across our slate of projects.”
More through the link.
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 | 07:10 BST
John Romero’s changed his mind about the fact Zenimax is buying id. He’s positive about it now.
“i just did an interview for Avault Podcast coming out friday. i am positive about the Zenimax deal. my initial reaction was harsh. sorry,” he tweeted last night.
The ex-id developer initially branded the shock deal as “disgusting” on his Twitter account.
Just goes to show.
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 | 20:34 BST
Ex-id, ex-ION Storm “legend” John Romero clearly isn’t a fan of Zenimax buying id Software.
On hearing the news, Romero tweeted, “ZENIMAX??????? Disgusting.”
Good gravy. There was more. Big John went on to claim that “Fallout 3 bought DOOM.”
Romero’s making iPhone games at the moment.