id Software


Founded in 1991
Status: active

Founders: John Carmack, John Romero, Tom Hall, Adrian Carmack
HQ: Mesquite, Texas

Acquired by ZeniMax Media (Bethesda Softworks' parent company) on 2009-06-24.

--- Trivia
Pronounced /ɪd/ (IPA), this is official, so it's nothing like I.D.

The all lowercase id is the correct and official format of the name, you may have seen it being used with varying kinds of capitalization but that's either to conform to English grammar (first letter of a sentence starts with capitalized letter) or aesthetic purposes.

It is known for Catacomb, Commander Keen, Dangerous Dave, Doom, Enemy Territory, Heretic and HeXen, Quake, Strogg, Wolfenstein

Releases per year

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19958
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19995
20002
20011
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20042
20057
20061
20073
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200911
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20114
20124
20141
20151
20163
20191
Q1/Q3
TBA 1
116 video games with valid date were considered (92%)

Gametypes frequency

Top platforms

MS-DOS 24
Windows 19
Linux 16
iOS 8
X360 5
Mac OS Classic 4
Unix 4
OS/2 4
PS3 4
BeOS 3
Mac OS X 3
Internet Only 2
Zeebo 2
Jaguar 2
Xbox One 2