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Wednesday, August 14, 2002
 
The History of id
6:00 AM | Galen Wiley | Comment on this story

Fans of popular PC games developer id Software may be interested to know that IEEE Spectrum Online has posted a feature article titled "The Wizardry of Id". This article tells readers the history of one of the most popular gaming developers out there, and how it changed the gaming scene forever. While the article mainly focuses on id's earlier accomplishments (e.g. Wolfenstein 3D), it also tells readers how some of their more recent titles have pushed technology to the limits.

Here is an excerpt from the full article:

In late 1991, Id set about using the new technique to put walls of gray bricks covered in green slime in its next game, Catacombs 3D. While running through a maze, the player shot fireballs at enemy figures using another novelty—a hand drawn in the lower center of the screen. It was as if the player were looking down on his or her own hand, reaching into the computer screen. By including the hand in Catacombs 3D, Id Software was making a subtle, but strong, psychological point to its audience: you are not just playing the game—you're part of it.
You can find out more about id's history inside the full article.

The Wizardry of Id
id Software


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