Founding History of id Software

Founded by John Carmack, John Romero, Tom Hall, and Adrian Carmack.

Started design and development work in October 1990.

Launched commercially in December 1990.

Incorporated as id Software Inc. in June 1991.

Accepted acquisition offer from ZeniMax Media in June 2009.

Headquartered in Dallas, USA.

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Year 1 of id Software

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Version 1 of Commander Keen (Game)

DEC 1990

Stats of id Software (Pre-Sale)

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Full Year 1 of id Software

Y1 of id Software.pdf

OCT 1990 to SEP 1991

Extras of id Software

DEC 1990 Super Mario Brothers 3 Demo

1991 JUN Articles of Incorporation.pdf

JUN 1991 Articles of Incorporation

APR 2016 The Early Days of id Software