The Info List - John Carmack

John D. Carmack (born August 20, 1970) is an American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman. He co-founded id Software. Carmack was the lead programmer of the id video games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein
3D, Doom, Quake, Rage and their sequels. Carmack is best known for his innovations in 3D graphics, such as his Carmack's Reverse algorithm for shadow volumes. In August 2013, Carmack took the position of CTO at Oculus VR.[2]


1 Biography

1.1 Early life 1.2 Career

2 Armadillo Aerospace 3 Open source
Open source
software 4 Personal life and philosophy 5 Recognition 6 Games 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Carmack, son of local television news reporter Stan Carmack, grew up in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area
Kansas City Metropolitan Area
where he became interested in computers at an early age. He attended Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas
Prairie Village, Kansas
and Raytown South High School
Raytown South High School
in nearby Raytown, Missouri. Carmack was introduced to video games with the 1978 shoot 'em up title Space Invaders
Space Invaders
in the arcades during a summer vacation as a child. The 1980 maze chase arcade game Pac-Man
also left a strong impression on him. He cited Shigeru Miyamoto
Shigeru Miyamoto
as the game developer he most admired.[3] As reported in David Kushner's Masters of Doom, when Carmack was 14, he broke into a school to help a group of children steal Apple II computers. To gain entry to the building, Carmack concocted a sticky substance of thermite mixed with Vaseline
that melted through the windows. However, an overweight accomplice struggled to get through the hole, and opened the window, setting off a silent alarm and alerting police. Carmack was arrested, and sent for psychiatric evaluation (the report mentions 'no empathy for other human beings' and describes Carmack as 'a brain on legs'). Carmack was then sentenced to a year in a juvenile home.[4][5] He attended the University of Missouri–Kansas City
University of Missouri–Kansas City
for two semesters before withdrawing to work as a freelance programmer. Career[edit] Softdisk, a computer company in Shreveport, Louisiana, hired Carmack to work on Softdisk
G-S (an Apple IIGS publication), introducing him to John Romero
John Romero
and other future key members of id Software such as Adrian Carmack (not related). Later, this team would be placed by Softdisk
in charge of a new, but short-lived, bi-monthly game subscription product called Gamer's Edge for the IBM PC (DOS) platform. In 1990, while still at Softdisk, Carmack, Romero, and others created the first of the Commander Keen
Commander Keen
games, a series that was published by Apogee Software, under the shareware distribution model, from 1991 onwards. Afterwards, Carmack left Softdisk
to co-found id Software. Carmack has pioneered or popularized the use of many techniques in computer graphics, including "adaptive tile refresh" for Commander Keen, raycasting for Hovertank 3-D, Catacomb 3-D, and Wolfenstein
3-D, binary space partitioning which Doom became the first game to use, surface caching which he invented for Quake, Carmack's Reverse (formally known as z-fail stencil shadows) which he devised for Doom 3, and MegaTexture
technology, first used in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

Carmack joined Oculus VR
Oculus VR
in 2013 to help develop its Oculus Rift
Oculus Rift
VR headset.

Carmack's engines have also been licensed for use in other influential first-person shooters such as Half-Life, Call of Duty
Call of Duty
and Medal of Honor. In 2007, when Carmack was on vacation with his wife, he ended up playing some games on his cellphone, and decided he was going to make a "good" mobile game.[6][7] Main article: ZeniMax v. Oculus On August 7, 2013, Carmack joined Oculus VR
Oculus VR
as their CTO. On November 22, 2013, he resigned from id Software to work full-time at Oculus VR.[1][8] Carmack's reason for leaving was because id's parent company ZeniMax Media
ZeniMax Media
didn't want to support Oculus Rift.[9] Carmack's role at both companies later became central to a ZeniMax lawsuit against Oculus parent company Facebook, claiming that Oculus stole ZeniMax's virtual reality intellectual property.[10] The trial jury absolved Carmack of liability, though Oculus and other corporate officers were held liable for trademark, copyright, and contract violations.[11] In February 2017 Carmack sued ZeniMax, claiming the company had refused to pay him the remaining $22.5 million owed him from their purchase of id Software.[12] Armadillo Aerospace[edit] Main article: Armadillo Aerospace

Carmack during the 2005 X PRIZE Cup in Las Cruces and Alamogordo, New Mexico

Around 2000, Carmack became interested in rocketry, a hobby of his youth. Reviewing how much money he was spending on customizing Ferraris,[citation needed] Carmack realized he could do significant work in rocketry and aerospace. He began by giving financial support to a few local amateur groups before starting Armadillo Aerospace. Carmack funded the company out of his own pocket, for “something north of a million dollars a year.”[13] The company made steady progress toward their goals of suborbital space flight and eventual orbital vehicles. In October 2008, Armadillo Aerospace
Armadillo Aerospace
competed in a NASA contest known as the Lunar Lander Challenge, winning first place in the Level 1 competition along with $350,000. In September 2009, they completed Level 2 and were awarded $500,000.[14][15][16] The company went into "hibernation mode" in 2013.[13] Open source
Open source
software[edit] Carmack is a well-known advocate of open source software, and has repeatedly voiced his opposition to software patents, which he equates to "mugging someone".[17] He has also contributed to open source projects, such as starting the initial port of the X Window System
X Window System
to Mac OS X Server
Mac OS X Server
and working to improve the OpenGL drivers for Linux through the Utah GLX
Utah GLX
project. Carmack released the source code for Wolfenstein 3D
Wolfenstein 3D
in 1995 and the Doom source code in 1997. When the source code to Quake was leaked and circulated among the Quake community underground in 1996, a programmer unaffiliated with id Software used it to port Quake to Linux, and subsequently sent the patches to Carmack. Instead of pursuing legal action, id Software, at Carmack's behest, used the patches as the foundation for a company-sanctioned Linux
port.[citation needed] id Software has since publicly released the source code to Quake, Quake 2, Quake 3 and lastly Doom 3
Doom 3
(including, later, the BFG Edition), all under the GNU General Public License
GNU General Public License
(GPL). The Doom source code was also re-released under the GPL in 1999. The id Tech 4 engine, more commonly known as the " Doom 3
Doom 3
engine", has also been released as open source under the GPL.[18] The source code for Hovertank 3D
Hovertank 3D
and Catacomb 3D
Catacomb 3D
(as well as Carmack's earlier Catacomb) was released in June 2014 by Flat Rock Software
Flat Rock Software
with Carmack's blessing.[19][20] On the other hand, Carmack has several times over the years voiced a skeptical opinion about Linux
as a gaming platform;[21] for instance in 2013 he argued for emulation "as proper technical direction for gaming on linux"[22] and in 2014 he voiced the opinion that Linux might be the biggest problem for the success of the Steam Machine.[23] Carmack contributes to charities and gaming communities. Some of the recipients of Carmack's charitable contributions include his former high school, promoters of open source software, opponents of software patents, and game enthusiasts. In 1997, he gave away one of his Ferraris (a 328 model) as a prize to Dennis Fong, the winner of the Quake tournament "Red Annihilation".[24] Personal life and philosophy[edit] Carmack was so successful at id that by mid-1994 he had purchased two Ferrari
Testarossas.[25] He met his wife Katherine Anna Kang at the 1997 QuakeCon
when she visited id's offices. As a bet, Kang challenged Carmack to sponsor the first All Female Quake Tournament if she was able to produce a significant number of participants. Carmack and Kang married on January 1, 2000 and planned a ceremony in Hawaii. Steve Jobs requested that they postpone the ceremony so Carmack could attend the MacWorld Expo on January 5, 2000. Both declined and made a video instead. They had a son in 2004. Carmack has a blog last updated in 2006 (previously a .plan), an active Twitter
account, and also occasionally posts comments to Slashdot. As a game developer, he differs from many of his contemporaries by avoiding commitment to a final release date for any game he is developing. Instead, when asked for a release date on a new title, Carmack will usually reply that the game will be released "when it's done."[26] Employees at Apogee, in their past years the publishers of games by id Software, adopted this business practice as well.[27] Other game developers, such as Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment
and Valve, have made similar statements.[28] Carmack supported the 2012 presidential campaign of Republican Ron Paul.[29] Carmack is a libertarian[30] and a fan of Thomas Sowell.[31] Carmack is an atheist.[32][33] He loves pizza. During his time at id Software, a medium pepperoni pizza would arrive for Carmack from Domino's Pizza
almost every day, carried by the same delivery person for more than 15 years. Carmack had been such a regular customer that they still charge him 1995 prices.[34] On occasion he has commended the efforts of similarly focused programmers — first Ken Silverman, who wrote the Build engine for 3D Realms, and later with Tim Sweeney of Epic Games, who writes the Unreal Engine.[35] Recognition[edit]

Date Award Description

000000001996-01-01-00001996 Named among the most influential people in computer gaming of the year and of all time #1 and #2 in GameSpots lists.[36][37]

000000001997-01-01-00001997 Named among the most influential people of all time #7 in Computer
Gaming World list, for game design.[38]

000000001999-01-01-00001999 Named among the 50 most influential people in technology #10 in Time's list.[39]

000000002001-03-01-0000March 2001 Award for community contribution for the Quake 3 engine Used in 12 games. Bestowed at 2001 Game Developer's Conference
Game Developer's Conference
Award Ceremony.

000000002001-03-22-0000March 22, 2001 Inducted into Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame The fourth person to be inducted, an honor bestowed upon those who have made revolutionary and innovative achievements in the video and computer game industry.

000000002002-01-01-00002002 Named to the MIT Technology Review
Technology Review
TR100 Included as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35.[40]

000000002003-01-01-00002003 One subject of book Masters of Doom Masters of Doom
Masters of Doom
is a chronicle of id Software and its founders.

000000002005-01-01-00002005 Name in film The film Doom featured a character named Dr. Carmack, in recognition of Carmack who co-created the original game.

000000002006-03-01-0000March 2006 Added to the Walk of Game Walk of Game
Walk of Game
is an event that recognizes the developers and games with the most impact on the industry.[41]

000000002007-01-01-0000January 2007 Awarded 2 Emmy Awards Carmack and id Software were awarded with two Emmy Awards. The first was Science, Engineering & Technology for Broadcast Television, which includes broadcast, cable and satellite distribution. The second was for Science, Engineering and Technology for Broadband and Personal Television, encompassing interactive television, gaming technology, and for the first time, the Internet, cell phones, private networks, and personal media players. id Software is the very first independent game developer to be awarded an Emmy since the Academy began honoring technology innovation in 1948.[42]

000000002007-09-01-0000September 2007 Television appearance Appeared on Discovery Channel Canada Daily Planet featuring his rocket designs along with the Armadillo Aerospace
Armadillo Aerospace

000000002008-01-01-00002008 Honored Carmack was honored at the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards
Emmy Awards
for Quake's pioneering role of user modifiability.[43] He is the only game programmer ever honored twice by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, having been given an Emmy Award in 2007 for his creation of the 3D technology that underlies modern shooter video games.[44] Along with Don Daglow
Don Daglow
of Stormfront Studios and Mike Morhaime
Mike Morhaime
of Blizzard Entertainment, Carmack is one of only three game developers to accept awards at both the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards
Emmy Awards
and at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Interactive Achievement Awards.[citation needed]

000000002008-10-01-0000October 2008 Won X-Prize Carmack's Armadillo Aerospace
Armadillo Aerospace
won the $350,000 Level One X-Prize Lunar Lander Challenge.[45]

000000002010-03-11-0000March 11, 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award Was awarded the Game Developers Conference
Game Developers Conference
Lifetime Achievement award for his work.[46]

000000002016-03-07-0000March 7, 2016 BAFTA Fellowship Award Honoured with the Academy's highest honour, the Fellowship for "work that has consistently been at the cutting edge of games and his technical expertise helping the future arrive that little bit faster".[47]

000000002017-05-03-0000May 3, 2017 Honorary Doctorate Received a Doctor of Engineering Honoris Causa from the University of Missouri, Kansas City for "his work in cutting edge tech & comp sci".[48]

Games[edit] Titles are listed below in reverse chronological order. This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

Release date Title Developer Publisher Credited for

000000002016-05-13-0000May 13, 2016 Doom id Software Bethesda Softworks Former technical director, former engine programmer, former developer

000000002012-10-16-0000October 16, 2012 Doom 3
Doom 3
BFG Edition id Software Bethesda Softworks Technical director, engine programmer, developer

000000002011-10-04-0000October 4, 2011 Rage id Software Bethesda Softworks Technical director, engine programmer, developer

000000002007-09-28-0000September 28, 2007 Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Splash Damage Activision Programming

000000002006-05-01-0000May 1, 2006 Orcs & Elves Fountainhead Entertainment Electronic Arts Producer/programmer/writer

000000002005-10-18-0000October 18, 2005 Quake 4 Raven Software Activision, Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks
(republished 2012) Technical director

000000002005-09-13-0000September 13, 2005 Doom RPG Fountainhead Entertainment id Software Producer/programmer

000000002005-04-03-0000April 3, 2005 Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil Nerve Software Activision Technical director

000000002004-08-03-0000August 3, 2004 Doom 3 id Software Activision Technical director

000000002001-11-19-0000November 19, 2001 Return to Castle Wolfenstein id Software Activision Technical director

000000002000-12-18-0000December 18, 2000 Quake III: Team Arena id Software Activision Programming

000000001999-12-02-0000December 2, 1999 Quake III
Quake III
Arena id Software Activision Programming

000000001997-11-30-0000November 30, 1997 Quake II id Software Activision Programming

000000001997-03-31-0000March 31, 1997 Doom 64 Midway Games Midway Games Programming

000000001996-06-22-0000June 22, 1996 Quake id Software GT Interactive Programming

000000001996-05-31-0000May 31, 1996 Final Doom id Software GT Interactive Programming

000000001995-10-30-0000October 30, 1995 Hexen: Beyond Heretic Raven Software id Software 3D engine

000000001994-12-23-0000December 23, 1994 Heretic Raven Software id Software Engine programmer

000000001994-09-30-0000September 30, 1994 Doom II: Hell on Earth id Software GT Interactive Programming

000000001993-12-10-0000December 10, 1993 Doom id Software id Software Programming

000000001993-01-01-00001993 Shadowcaster Raven Software Origin Systems 3D engine

000000001992-09-18-0000September 18, 1992 Spear of Destiny id Software FormGen Software engineer

000000001992-05-05-0000May 5, 1992 Wolfenstein
3D id Software Apogee Software Programming

000000001991-01-01-00001991 Catacomb 3-D id Software Softdisk Programming

000000001991-01-01-00001991 Commander Keen
Commander Keen
in Aliens Ate My Babysitter! id Software FormGen Programming

000000001991-12-15-0000December 15, 1991 Commander Keen
Commander Keen
in Goodbye, Galaxy! id Software Apogee Software Programming

000000001991-01-01-00001991 Commander Keen
Commander Keen
in Keen Dreams id Software Softdisk Programming

000000001991-01-01-00001991 Shadow Knights id Software Softdisk Design/programming

000000001991-01-01-00001991 Rescue Rover
Rescue Rover
2 id Software Softdisk Programmer

000000001991-01-01-00001991 Rescue Rover id Software Softdisk Programmer

000000001991-01-01-00001991 Hovertank 3D id Software Softdisk Programming

000000001991-01-01-00001991 Dangerous Dave
Dangerous Dave
in the Haunted Mansion id Software Softdisk Programming

000000001991-01-01-00001991 Dark Designs III: Retribution Softdisk Softdisk Programmer/designer

000000001990-12-14-0000December 14, 1990 Commander Keen
Commander Keen
in Invasion of the Vorticons id Software Apogee Software Programming

000000001990-01-01-00001990 Slordax: The Unknown Enemy Softdisk Softdisk Programming

000000001990-01-01-00001990 Catacomb II Softdisk Softdisk Developer

000000001990-01-01-00001990 Catacomb Softdisk Softdisk Programmer

000000001990-01-01-00001990 Dark Designs II: Closing the Gate Softdisk Softdisk Programmer/designer

000000001990-01-01-00001990 Dark Designs: Grelminar's Staff John Carmack Softdisk Developer

000000001990-01-01-00001990 Tennis John Carmack Softdisk Developer

000000001990-01-01-00001990 Wraith: The Devil's Demise John Carmack Nite Owl Productions Developer

000000001989-01-01-00001989 Shadowforge John Carmack Nite Owl Productions Developer


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Further reading[edit]

Kushner, David (2003). Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture, New York: Random House. ISBN 0-375-50524-5.

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(2012) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(2013) Gabe Newell
Gabe Newell
(2013) Michael Palin
Michael Palin
(2013) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2014) Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games
(2014) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2014) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2015) David Braben (2015) Jon Snow (2015) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2016) John Carmack
John Carmack
(2016) Ray Galton & Alan Simpson (2016) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2017) Joanna Lumley
Joanna Lumley
(2017) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott

v t e



Features Beacon Bluetooth Beacon Credits EdgeRank Graph Search Instant Articles Like button Live facebookcorewwwi.onion Platform Safety Check Stories Watch (List of original programs) Zero

Other products


Atlas Solutions Express Wi-Fi Free Basics Instagram

Hyperlapse List of most liked pictures

Messenger MSQRD Oculus Rift Onavo tbh WhatsApp Workplace


Camera FriendFeed Home

HTC First

M (virtual assistant) Paper Poke (app) Riff Slingshot Wirehog



Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
(28% equity) Dustin Moskovitz
Dustin Moskovitz
(7%) Eduardo Saverin
Eduardo Saverin
(5%, formerly) Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes
(1%, formerly) Andrew McCollum


Mark Zuckerberg Jim Breyer
Jim Breyer
(11%) Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel
(2%) Sheryl Sandberg Marc Andreessen Erskine Bowles Susan Desmond-Hellmann Donald E. Graham Reed Hastings

Executive officers


Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
(Chairman and CEO) Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg
(COO) David Wehner (CFO) Mike Schroepfer
Mike Schroepfer


Sean Parker
Sean Parker
(4%, formerly) Owen Van Natta Gideon Yu Adam D'Angelo Chris Kelly Bret Taylor David Ebersman

Notable employees


Chris Cox (VP of Product) Elliot Schrage
Elliot Schrage
(VP of Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy) Lars Rasmussen (Graph Search director) John Carmack
John Carmack
(CTO of Oculus VR) Hugo Barra
Hugo Barra
(VP of Oculus VR) Naomi Gleit (VP of social good) Caryn Marooney (VP of Communications)


Blake Ross
Blake Ross
(Director of Product) Ted Ullyot (VP, General Counsel, and Secretary) Matt Cohler Charlie Cheever Randi Zuckerberg Yishan Wong George Hotz Joe Lockhart Andrei Alexandrescu
Andrei Alexandrescu
(research scientist)

Open source

Apache Cassandra Apache Hive Apache Thrift Buck FQL Hack HHVM HipHop for PHP MyRocks Open Compute Project Phabricator React RocksDB Scribe Tornado (web server)

Mass media

The Facebook
Effect The Accidental Billionaires The Social Network


Activity stream Social graph Friending and following Reblogging Fan-gating Facebook
diplomacy Facebook
like button


History Timeline Acquisitions f8 conference IPO Censorship Criticism

Cambridge Analytica data scandal



AI Research Facebook
Creative Labs


Priscilla Chan (wife of Mark Zuckerberg) Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Aquila Internet relay drone Willow Village

Authority control

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