I think only a few of you know the name John Carmack, but without his work on the Quake engine, and the co-foundation of id Software, WoP would not exist. Additionally he worked on the Doom and Wolfenstein 3D engines and he soon will set the cat among the pigeons with Rage.
For exactly that he will get the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco. The award will be given to him on March 11th, 2010.
Meggan Scavio, the Event Director of the Game Developers Conference said: “It is no exaggeration to say that John Carmack and id Software have had a monumental influence on all modern 3D games, but especially the first-person shooter genre. John is one of the key figures in the history of video games, and we are delighted to be giving him the Lifetime Achievement award this year.”
- John Carmack at GDC 2010 (CC BY 2.0): Official GDC