After Hours

Id Software through the years

Id Software is most closely associated with Doom and Quake (and its forthcoming game RAGE), but the company cut its teeth in the early 1990s with the "Commander Keen" series of 2D platformer games, in which a young boy must defend the universe against the Vorticons and other aliens bent on wholesale destruction.

In ZDNet's Gamification blog, see Peter Cohen's report: Id’s Carmack: Phone game hardware to overtake consoles in two years

By David Grober

David Grober has worked a variety of editorial roles in the technology media since 1982, when he joined the copy desk at IDG's Computer Business News. He served as managing editor for PC Week (now eWeek) and, later, Digital News. David made the leap ...