Quake 2 Turns 15 Years Old

Quake 2 released on PC 15 years ago, and to celebrate this anniversary, id Software’s Tim Willits shared some facts about the game:

  • Only three artists made all the 2D and 3D art for the entire game.
  • One of the original suggested names for QUAKE II was WOR, but the game’s fast-paced, tactile feel felt closer to a QUAKE game than a new franchise.
  • ‘The Edge’ (Tim’s favorite deathmatch level in QUAKE II or any other game), has over 50 trick jumps possible in the map. Tim only designed two of them, and the rest were discovered by the QUAKE II community.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our History of iD graphical timeline to see how the developer has helped shape the FPS genre since 1990.

Do you still remember your first Quake 2 experience?

via Beth blog

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2 Comments on Quake 2 Turns 15 Years Old


On December 9, 2012 at 7:40 am

Oh the memories of rocket jumping off someones head.

Russell Nordstrom

On December 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I miss that game. WOD was the best… Remake this game in HD, or bring back the old school.. and bring back Weapons of Destruction!