ROCKET JUMP: QUAKE AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF FIRST-PERSON SHOOTERS

David L. Craddock

 

In 1992, Wolfenstein 3D ushered gamers into the ultra-fast, ultra-bloody third world of first-person gaming. One year later, Doom opened a portal to hell that flooded university and office networks with rocket launchers and cyberdemons. Then came Quake, a CD-ROM packed with slick 3D graphics and online-ready gameplay that shook the games industry to its core. For some of the designers at id Software, Quake marked the end of an era. Others were just getting warmed up. Rocket Jump: Quake and the Golden Age of First-Person Shooters explores the making of id Software’s seminal trilogy, uncovers the internal culture that simultaneously shaped and fractured id Software, and reveals the indelible mark Quake left on game designers, computing technology, and popular culture.

  • Follow id Software designers John Carmack, John Romero, American McGee, Jennell Jaquays, Tim Willits, and more as Quake evolves from a medieval fantasy to the granddaddy of competitive shooters

  • Learn about the making of other influential first-person shooters (FPS) games including Duke Nukem 3D, Star Wars: Dark Forces, and Team Fortress

  • Sit in on the private meetings that decided the fate of legendary game designers

 

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ENGLISH ISBN: 9781070183602 Year: 2019 Pages: 395



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