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John Carmack

Developer Biography

John Carmack was born on August 20th, 1970 and is a prolific figure in the video game industry. His most recognized achievements have been his co-founding of id Software, and the programming of Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake. He has invented many graphic algorithms including "surface-caching".

John Carmack is also an avid rocketry enthusiast and founded Armadillo Aerospace, which has competed for the ANSARI X Prize. After the prize was won, the company, led and largely funded by Carmack, was looking towards orbital spaceflight. Due to a lack of investment the company was put on hold in 2013.

Contributed by Mullet of Death (653) on Jun 15, 2005. [revised by : 64er (477)].