The Bullet-Riddled History of ID Software (Infographic)

Editor’s Note: We originally created this graphic for QuakeCon 2011. We were looking it over in preparation for this year’s QuakeCon, and it turns out it’s still accurate! As such, we thought you might enjoy checking it out one more time. Enjoy!

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ID Software is often credited with creating the FPS genre, and although that’s not entirely true, ID did popularize the genre and forge the basic archetype upon which modern FPS games are constructed. In honor of the developers who continue to shape the face of FPS gaming, we at GameFront decided to celebrate this year’s QuakeCon with this infographic: the History of ID Software.

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11 Comments on The Bullet-Riddled History of ID Software (Infographic)


On August 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Big sale today on ID software on steam.


On August 4, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Did my comment get deleted or am I going mad? anyways just incase my submit never did work.

Steams doing a id software sale right now for today only I think.

aug 4th


On August 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Firefox is screwing with me sorry for the extra posts.

Ron Whitaker

On August 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I see both of your comments there, Luther. Not sure what happened there.

Mark Burnham

On August 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm

@Luther why did you have to tell me about the Steam sale…I’m about to become very poor in money, and rich in classic id games.


On August 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm

what about all their other games hey like hexen , heretic ect ect ect

Garyn Dakari

On August 5, 2011 at 12:14 am

Ah, possibly my favorite part of Gamefront: The Awesome infographic pictures!


On August 6, 2011 at 11:15 am

wtf doom 4 in 2013??!


On August 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm

its gamefront they always lie, misprint or forget things

Ron Whitaker

On August 2, 2013 at 7:54 am

@sandyom: Or maybe we were sarcastically speculating a couple of years back that it could come out this year? Nah, must be a misprint or a lie. We don’t have a sense of humor around here.