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From hell: a look at John Carmack’s incredible and influential games

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Nov
2013

After helping found the company more than 20 years ago, where he helped craft experiences like Doom and Quake, Carmack has officially shifted his focus full time to virtual reality firm Oculus VR, where hell serve as a chief technical officer. The move is perhaps not that surprising: Carmack has always had a fascination with building new technologies, making the Oculus Rift headset an ideal project. Johns work on id Tech 5 and the technology for the current development work at id is complete, and his departure will not affect any current projects, id studio director Tim Willits told Polygon, referring to the game engine that will be used to power the in-development Doom 4. When John Romero, another id co-founder, saw the prank, he realized the potential of the engine — and the team would eventually use it to build the Commander Keen series.

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