id Engine Evolution

Just watched this video highlighting the evolution of id Software games through the years — from Commander Keen to RAGE. More than anything, the video reminded me of how blown away I was by Wolfenstein. Buried in storage somewhere, there’s a a Wolfenstein “movie” I made when I was 13 — combining gameplay footage and live-action nonsense in my backyard (from an FPS viewpoint, of course).

Watch the video above and feel free to share your favorite id memories in the comments section.

Reader Comments

  1. great video.

    Quake 1 is still one of the best first-person shooters ever: creative, unique level design (that is still hard to rival), crazy combat, great score – all around a top-notch production. i used to give it a play through every couple of years, just to get back to some roots.