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Online Game Pioneers at Work by Morgan Ramsay

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CHAPTER 10

John Romero

Cofounder, Id Software

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For 36 years, John Romero has been one of the video game industry’s most accomplished developers. Credited on more than 100 titles, Romero has built nine studios, such as Id Software, where with John Carmack, Adrian Carmack, and Tom Hall, he pioneered the first-person shooter across Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Heretic, Hexen, and Quake.

By 1996, Romero had left Id Software to start Ion Storm with Hall, as well as Todd Porter and Jerry O’Flaherty. Although the Dallas office was best known for the bold advertising of Daikatana and the critically acclaimed Anachronox, the Austin branch fared better under Warren ...

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