Thursday, 25 March 2010

Masters Of Doom book

I have recently picked David Kushner's Masters Of Doom book up, an inside story of John Carmack and John Romero, the co-creators of the Doom and Quake games and founders of id Software and it is a rivetting read! The "Two Johns" created an empire, ruled a multi-billion-dollar industry and provoked a national/international controversy several times. Borne out of extensive research and many interviews, the book reads like fiction but is an accurate description of the emergence of 3D first-person shooter gaming.

Masters Of Doom is well worth picking up for aspiring game designers and programmers or even for people wanting detailed descriptions of events surrounding games like Commander Keen, the Doom and Quake series and also Wolfenstein 3D.

1 comment:

Abodean Skye said...

Hmm, I might try to pick that up, I used to make WADs for Doom 1 and 2 and I was just playing it the other day.

Romero is one of my all time heroes.