Happy 30th Anniversary id Software

In a tweet id Software notes that today is the 30th anniversary of the developer's formation in Shreveport, LA. Here's word:
Today, id Software celebrates 30 years of making games. A lot has changed in three decades, but what hasn't changed is our deep passion for bringing together the brightest and most creative people in our industry to create fun, memorable and engaging first-person shooters. We are driven by our vision for what's ahead, but grateful for all that has come before.

Thank you to our founders, for the unbridled imagination and technical vision you branded this studio within its earliest years. Thank you to current and past team members, publishers, partners and collaborators for all that you've contributed to our path. Thank you to our friends and colleagues in the Zenimax and Bethesda family - we couldn't ask for better. Most importantly, thank you to our amazing community of players around the world - you have made this past 30 years possible.

We couldn't be prouder of our id team and we all look forward with tremendous excitement and ambition to what we have ahead. Thank you for being part of our journey.

-id Software
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RedEye9 wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 23:25:
My father raved about his secretary

Yeah I bet he did. Leer

This comment was edited on Feb 3, 2021, 09:48.
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emgarf wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 16:18:
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 02:28:
How many people who were originally at id at the time they made Doom, Doom2 or Quake are still there today?

iD "Mom" Donna Jackson is still there iirc.
Yep, appears she's still there
her LinkedIn profile
id Mom
id Software
Jan 1994 - Present
27 years 2 months


I don't care how good management is, if you don't have a good office manager you're pretty well hosed.

My father raved about his secretary (I don't know the proper term for it now, maybe office manager or administrative assistant)
But if he had to be out of town or on a week's vacation with us, he'd get back and it was like he'd never been gone.
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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Feb 2, 2021, 17:05
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emgarf wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 16:18:
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 02:28:
How many people who were originally at id at the time they made Doom, Doom2 or Quake are still there today?
iD "Mom" Donna Jackson is still there iirc.
I sure hope she has gotten rich from working there and only continues to do so because she wants to.
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Feb 2, 2021, 16:33
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NKD wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 00:21:
PHJF wrote on Feb 1, 2021, 20:34:
In before somebody says iD or ID...

Happy Birthday Idaho Software!
That's too many states away.
id is headquartered in Richardson which is a suberb of the capital of Texas, Dallas.

On a serious note how did id Software get its name.

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Found it: the group identified itself as "Ideas from the Deep" in the early days of Softdisk but that, in the end, the name 'id' came from the phrase "in demand".
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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emgarf
 
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 emgarf
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 02:28:
How many people who were originally at id at the time they made Doom, Doom2 or Quake are still there today?

iD "Mom" Donna Jackson is still there iirc.
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Re: Happy 30th Anniversary id Software
Feb 2, 2021, 04:19
Jivaro
 
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Feb 2, 2021, 04:19
 Jivaro
 
I have liked the latest Doom and Wolfenstein releases, which has renewed my faith in them. I am sure they are soooo relieved..lol

Anyway, if any id employees see this, Happy 30th Anniversary. Your company has played a huge role in my hobby over the years.
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Feb 2, 2021, 03:36
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 El Pit
 
Happy birthday, id Software. Now, how about a new non-platformer-shooter? Like a new Quake game that is actually a Quake game and not a Donkey Kong crossover? Kthxbye.
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VaranDragon wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 02:28:
How many people who were originally at id at the time they made Doom, Doom2 or Quake are still there today?

From the founding, I don't think any.
From the time range you allowed for, Kevin Cloud and a few others.
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How many people who were originally at id at the time they made Doom, Doom2 or Quake are still there today?
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PHJF wrote on Feb 1, 2021, 20:34:
In before somebody says iD or ID...

Happy Birthday Idaho Software!
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What a long strange trip it's been. Congrats on another spin around the Sun.

~Finis~

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Happy Birthday iD Software!
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In before somebody says iD or ID...
Steam + PSN: PHJF
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