Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

Author: David Kushner
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by mxstbr   2017-10-23
If you liked this and haven't read it yet definitely check out Masters of Doom![0]

It's about the two John's (Carmack and Romero) and how they created Doom, Quake et al. and why id Software broke up eventually. Very fascinating, highly recommended book!

[0]: https://www.amazon.com/Masters-Doom-Created-Transformed-Cult...

by rubayeet   2017-09-29
Master of Doom[0] chronicles the rise of Id, how partnerships formed, how the games were designed and developed, how the founders took the company to become multimillion dollar behemoth, and the unfortunate split between them. Excellent read if you are into video games and startups.

[0] https://www.amazon.ca/Masters-Doom-Created-Transformed-Cultu...

by senko   2017-08-19
The book "Masters of Doom" (https://www.amazon.com/Masters-Doom-Created-Transformed-Cult...) covers a lot of the early days of id Software and is a great read, both from historical and motivational angle.
by MichaelTieso   2017-08-19
This is very fitting since I started reading "Masters of DOOM" book just a couple days ago. Haven't been able to put it down. Great read about the two Johns and the story of id Software.

http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Doom-Created-Transformed-Cultu...

by jere   2017-08-19
There has, is, and will continue to be. Seeing that Carmack practically invented the FPS genre over 20 years ago and he's still writing games today, I view him as a mythical figure.

http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Doom-Created-Transformed-Cultu...