invented the concept of shareware: giving out partial copies of
games in order to entice people into buying the full version.
apogee released games such as Shadow Warrior
crack dot com::
new gaming company formed by Dave Taylor, former id
employee. crack dot com released abuse, a 2d action scroller,
and is now working on golgotha
epic is currently working on the upcoming
unreal. past epic games include:
fire fight, jazz jackrabbit, pinball, and one must fall.
some members of team evolve worked on the popular
distributor founded by mike wilson in dec 97. reportedly, g.o.d.
will distribute games for terminal reality, epic megagames,
ritual entertainment, 3d realms, and poptop software
company that is now named ritual entertainment
gaming giant that created quakeshaking games such as commander keen,
wolfenstein 3d, doom,
and of course quake.
id software was founded by:
Tom Hall, and
some important people have left id (sorta) recently: Dave Taylor,
Michael Abrash, and
Sandy Petersen. id is now working
on quake2, and the next-generation
3d engine currently codenamed trinity.
more id info at QNG...
newly founded game company based in texas. the founders include
John Romero and Tom Hall.
Ion storm is now working on games based on the quake engine such as
daikatana and anachronox. Ion storm is
also working on Doppelganger, which will not use the quake engine
formed early in 1998. nihilistic's start-up staff is made up
mostly of former Lucas Arts designers.
company best known for creating the first commercial
currently working on Malice, another commercial TC
creators of Shadowcaster, CyClones, Heretic, Hexen, Necrodome,
rebel boat rocker::
new startup game company featuring talents such as 3d programmer
Billy Zelsnack. currently working on a 3d racer called inertia
featuring realistic physics and lighting
(b8/12/96) formerly known as hipnotic entertainment,
ritual is a new gaming company formed by some members of
3drealms. ritual is currently
working on a 3d shooter named SiN
Rogue entertainment created DOE,
and Strife (based on the doom engine)
Valve software is a new 3d gaming company that is licensing
the quake engine for its new game:
half-life. Valve will
get the benefit of quake's multiplayer and graphics technology
while adding on some enhancements and a total change in levels,
monsters, weapons, and gameplay. On 5/27/97, Valve announced
half-life to the internet
xatrix is working on the first official Quake II mission pack:
gaming company that created duke nukem 3d,
and is currently working on prey.
curiously, for the upcoming duke nukem forever game, 3d realms
will be using the quake engine. several members of 3d realms
left to join hipnotic interactive: levelord,
Mark Dochtermann etc.