id Software was formed by John Carmack, John Romero, Tom Hall, and Adrian Carmack, and is now considered the most influential of the many game development companies in the Dallas area, known as the Dallas Gaming Mafia. Their first succesful game was Commander Keen but they landed squarely on the gaming map in 1992 with Wolfenstein 3D, a first person shooter with unheard of 3D graphics and violence. Perhaps what id is best known for however is the legendary Doom, which set the standard for most first person shooter games to come and put id Software into the pages of computing history by inventing an entire genre. It was followed up by several sequels, then the just as popular Quake series of games. Each version has progressively set the bar and influenced millions of developers. Today id is still blowing away gamers with Doom 3 and Quake 4.
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