Now Hiring: id Software Hiring for New Office in Frankfurt


As part of our continued global expansion, ZeniMax Media has opened (and is actively hiring for) a new technology development studio in Frankfurt – home to our German publishing operations. This team, an extension of id Software, will focus their efforts on idTech for DOOM and other titles under development at ZeniMax-owned studios.

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QuakeCon 2015: DOOM Beta (& Alpha) Update


Attendees at QuakeCon 2015 may be the first to go hands on with pre-alpha DOOM multiplayer, but we still have big plans for fans that pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The New Order.

In the coming months, we’ll be selecting Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players from the Wolfenstein: TNO Beta pool to participate in the DOOM Multiplayer Alpha. To make sure you’re eligible, make sure you redeem your DOOM Beta code at If you purchased the game digitally through Steam, PSN, or Xbox Live, you’re already set — you have a digital entitlement that will ready you for the Alpha when it starts.

As a reminder, everyone that pre-ordered Wolfenstein: the New Order is eligible to participate in the multiplayer beta planned for next year before DOOM’s Spring 2016 release.

Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 Nominations for Fallout 4, DOOM, Fallout Shelter


This afternoon ‘Best of E3′ nominations from the Game Critics Awards’ panel were announced and we received 7 (!!!) total nominations between Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter, and DOOM. Congratulations to the dev teams from Bethesda Game Studios and id for all their hard work!

Here’s breakdown:

Fallout 4

  • Best of Show
  • Best Console Game
  • Best PC Game
  • Best RPG


  • Best PC Game
  • Best Action Game

Fallout Shelter

  • Best Handheld Game

Winners for this year’s Best of E3 Awards will be announced on Tuesdsay, July 7th!

#BE3 Showcase – On Demand

The #BE3 Showcase featured worldwide gameplay premiers of DOOM, Fallout 4 and plenty of other surprises, including the now available Fallout Shelter and just announced games such as The Elder Scrolls: Legends and Dishonored 2.

Watch now to also get the new details on The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, BATTLECRY, and Dishonored; Definitive Edition!

Want to skip ahead to one game in particular? We’ve edited the segments for DOOM, Dishonored 2, and Fallout 4.

Watch the DOOM #BE3 Showcase Trailer

Pinky, the Double-Barrel Shotgun, incredibly fast multiplayer, SnapMap, , and id Tech 666! The new DOOM from id Software arrives Spring 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

To celebrate the game’s worldwide DOOM reveal! Watch our newly released trailer!

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Inaugural Video Game Hall of Fame Honors DOOM


This past week, the World Video Game Hall of Fame announced its inaugural class of games. Congratulations to id Software on DOOM’s induction!

It’s an amazing honor to see DOOM inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.  It’s a great testament to the impact DOOM has had, not only on our industry, but on us as a team. This honor reminds of us of our great heritage. And, at this year’s E3 we look forward to showing the world DOOM’s future.

This inaugural class is a special one, to be sure. Joining DOOM are Pac-Man, Pong, Super Mario Bros., and World of Warcraft.

BYOC Attendees — Get ready for QuakeCon 20

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It’s crazy to think, but we’re only 148 days away from QuakeCon – and this year’s a big one. We’ll be celebrating the event’s 20th anniversary, which means 1) we’re all getting old and 2) we’re planning to make this the biggest and most exciting QuakeCon ever!

For everyone planning to spend 4 days in the BYOC, the information below is important:

Attendees wishing to participate in the QuakeCon 2015 BYOC must pre-purchase one of the ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat’ packages through our online registration site to guarantee a seat. As all seats will be accounted for prior to the show, we won’t have seats available on-site or on a first-come-first serve basis. Once the packages sell out, we’ll be giving people the opportunity to win a limited number of BYOC seats via social media giveaways, contests, and via our event partners leading up to the show.

Make sense? If you were at QuakeCon 2014, it should. Our pre-registration should be familiar, with one exception: This year we’re doing five tiers instead of four, and we’re kicking it off on March 4th with our new, super, duper, uber ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat with UAC Command Center VIP Seating Package’ — a very-limited package (only 32 available) that will include VIP BYOC seating in the Network Operations Center (NOC)!

To find out how you can snag a spot in the NOC, as well as full details on what each package includes, be sure to check out the info below. As the dates creep up in the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing reminders here on the blog, as well as on our official Facebook and Twitter account.

Oh yeah, and see those “Your Design Here” shirts below? Learn how you can design the 20th Anniversary QuakeCon shirt in this blog post.

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Don’t Forget: Mythbusters Tackles DOOM Tonight!

When you’ve got CyberDemons and Hell Knight’s to frag — who you gonna call? MYTHBUSTERS!

Starting tonight at 9/8 c on Discovery, MythBusters’ Adam and Jamie will take on a real-world version of DOOM. To tide you over until the premiere of this week’s episode, check out a deleted scene in the embed as well. You can also visit the show’s official page to get a look at Tim Willits involvement in the episode.

Fore more on MythBusters, visit

Tune In: Mythbusters Meets DOOM Next Weekend

For now over a decade, Discovery’s popular show MythBusters has helped put an end to longstanding myths relating to popular culture, news stories, and everyday life. For next week’s January 31st episode, they’re taking their expertise to video games.

In this special episode dedicated to the hobby near and dear to our hearts, we’re excited that id Software’s own Tim Willits will be helping Adam and Jamie dig into an often-discussed topic of FPS games: Is it really possible for someone to carry all those health packs, guns, and even a chainsaw? Using the DOOM universe and DOOM 3 BFG Edition for reference, Tim helps the team recreate a DOOM level in real life.

Catch the episode on Discovery on Saturday, January 31st at 9/8c. For more details, visit the show’s page on

Measuring Levels of Awesome

What’s an oscilloscope? I had to visit Wikipedia to get more information (spoiler: it allows one to read changes in an electrical signals). What’s important to this blog post? One Pekka Väänänen has demonstrated that the device is also capable of playing Quake.

Watch the video above to see E1M1 from the original QUAKE in action, and learn more about how Väänänen made it happen in his recent blog post.