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John Carmack

Game Credits


Orcs & Elves (2006)   (Produced by)
DOOM RPG (2005)   (Produced by)


Catacomb (1990)   (Design)
Dark Designs I: Grelminar's Staff (1990)   (Design)
Dark Designs II: Closing the Gate (1990)   (Designer)
Shadow Knights (1990)   (Design)


Quake (2021)   (Programming)
DOOM³ (2019)   (Technical Director)
DOOM II (2019)   (Software Engineers)
Angry Face (2014)   (Additional Programming)
DOOM³: BFG Edition (2012)   (Technical Director)
DOOM Classic Complete (2012)   (Technical Director)
Rage (2011)   (Chief Technical Officer)
DOOM II (2010)   (Programmers)
DOOM II RPG (2010)   (Programming)
Quake Arena Arcade (2010)   (Programming)
DOOM Resurrection (2009)   (Technical Director)
Wolfenstein RPG (2008)   (Programming)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2007)   (Programming)
Orcs & Elves (2006)   (Programming by)
DOOM³ (Limited Collector's Edition) (2005)   (Technical Director)
DOOM³: Resurrection of Evil (2005)   (Technical Director)
DOOM RPG (2005)   (Programming by)
DOOM³ (2004)   (Technical Director)
Commander Keen (2001)   (Programming (id))
DOOM: Collector's Edition (2001)   (Software Engineers )
Quake III: Revolution (2001)   (Programming (id Software))
Quake III: Team Arena (2000)   (Programming)
Quake III: Arena (1999)   (Programming)
Quake: The Offering (1999)   (Programming)
Half-Life (1998)   (Engine Programmer)
Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero (1998)   (Programming)
Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning (1998)   (Programming)
DOOM 64 (1997)   (Programming)
Quake II (1997)   (Programming)
Quake Mission Pack No. 2: Dissolution of Eternity (1997)   (Programming)
Quake Mission Pack No. I: Scourge of Armagon (1997)   (Programming)
Chex Quest (1996)   (Engine Programmer)
Deathkings of the Dark Citadel (1996)   (3-d Engine)
Final DOOM (1996)   (Programmers)
Final DOOM (1996)   (Software Engineers)
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders (1996)   (3D Engine)
Quake (1996)   (Programming)
Strife (1996)   (Engine Programmer)
DOOM (1995)   (Programmers)
Hexen: Beyond Heretic (1995)   (3-d Engine)
The Ultimate DOOM (1995)   (Programmers)
Blake Stone: Planet Strike! (1994)   (Engine Programmer)
Corridor 7: Alien Invasion (1994)   (Engine Programmer)
Dark Designs IV: Passage to Oblivion (1994)   (By)
Dark Designs V: Search for Salvation (1994)   (By)
DOOM II (1994)   (Programming)
Heretic (1994)   (Engine Programmer)
Rise of the Triad: Dark War (1994)   (Engine Programmer)
Super Noah's Ark 3-D (1994)   (Engine Programmer)
Wolfenstein 3D (1994)   (Programmers)
Bio Menace (1993)   (Engine Programmer)
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold (1993)   (Engine Programmer)
Curse of the Catacombs (1993)   (Engine Programmer)
Dangerous Dave's Risky Rescue (1993)   (Engine Programmer)
Dave Goes Nutz (1993)   (Engine Programmer)
DOOM (1993)   (Programming)
ScubaVenture: The Search For Pirate's Treasure (1993)   (Engine Programmer)
ShadowCaster (1993)   (Engine Programmer)
Terror of the Catacombs (1993)   (Engine Programmer)
The Catacomb Abyss (1992)   (Engine Programmer)
Cyberchess (1992)   (Engine Programmer)
Spear of Destiny (1992)   (Software Engineers)
Sylvan Idyll (1992)   (Program by)
Wolfenstein 3D (1992)   (Programming)
Catacomb 3-D (1991)   (Programming)
Catacomb II (1991)   (Programming)
Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle (1991)   (Programming)
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine (1991)   (Programming)
Commander Keen: Aliens Ate My Babysitter! (1991)   (Programming)
Commander Keen: "Goodbye, Galaxy!" (1991)   (Software Engineers)
Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons (1991)   (Programming)
Commander Keen: Keen Dreams (1991)   (Programming)
Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion (1991)   (Programmers)
Dark Designs III: Retribution! (1991)   (By)
Hovertank One (1991)   (Programming)
Paragon (1991)   (Engine Programmer)
Rescue Rover (1991)   (Programmer)
Rescue Rover 2 (1991)   (Programming)
Slordax: The Unknown Enemy (1991)   (Programming)
Xenopods (1991)   (Engine Programmer)
Catacomb (1990)   (Program)
Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars (1990)   (Programming)
Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes (1990)   (Programming)
Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die! (1990)   (Programmer)
Dark Designs II: Closing the Gate (1990)   (Programmer)
Shadowforge (1990)   (By)
Shadow Knights (1990)   (Programming)
Wraith (1990)   (By)


Orcs & Elves (2006)   (Original Story by)


Super Noah's Ark 3-D (1994)   (Sound Driver (uncredited))
Wolfenstein 3D (1994)   (Sound Driver)


Coaster Combat (2020)   (Special Thanks)
Vader Immortal: Episode I (2019)   (Special Thanks)
Vader Immortal: Episode II (2019)   (Special Thanks)
Vader Immortal: Episode III (2019)   (Special Thanks)
Coaster Combat (2018)   (Special Thanks)
Strafe (2017)   (Special Thanks)
Nocturne in Yellow (2015)   (The forefathers of everything, and creators of Doom)
Serious Sam Classics: Revolution (2014)   (Special Thanks)
Rise of the Triad (2013)   (Special Thanks to)
Serious Sam II (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Hexen II (2002)   (Thanks to Id software)
Serious Sam: The First Encounter (2001)   (Special Thanks)
Throne of Darkness (2001)   (Martin)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption (2000)   (Special thanks)
Kingpin: Life of Crime (1999)   (Special Thanks)
Quake II (1999)   (Special Thanks)
Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero (1998)   (Special thanks to)
Final DOOM (1996)   (Very special thanks to)
Quake (1996)   (Thanks)
Descent (1995)   (Special Thanks To)
DOOM (1995)   (Very special thanks to)
Rise of the Triad: Dark War (1994)   (Special Thanks)
Rise of the Triad: The HUNT Begins (1994)   (Special Thanks)
Night Raid (1992)   (Special Thanks To)
Wolfenstein 3D (1992)   (Thanks also go out to Id Software, especially)
Paganitzu (1991)   (Special Thanks To)


Wolfenstein 3D (1995)   (id Software is)
Wolfenstein 3D (1992)   (id Software is)

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.

Last updated: Nov 07, 2016

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