John Carmack

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John Carmack
John Carmack
Carmack at the 2010 GDC
Biographical data
other namesJohn D. Carmack II
date of birthAugust 20, 1970
External links
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John Carmack is a game programmer, and the co-founder of id Software, a pioneer of the video game industry with titles such as Doom and Quake. Id Software was later purchased by ZeniMax Media, and he remained the studio head until November 2013[1]

He is also the CTO of Oculus Rift, a project to bring VR headsets to the masses, later leaving Id to focus on this full time.[2]

John Carmack has in the past been linked to a proposed Fallout game for the iPhone, which never progressed past the proof of concept stage.

Employment historyEdit

19902013id SoftwareStudio Head
2013currentOculus RiftChief Technology Officer


Other workEdit

YearTitleCredited as/for


  1. id Software cofounder John Carmack leaves company - Ars Technica
  2. id Software cofounder John Carmack leaves company - Ars Technica

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