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id Software History: Year 1

Who are the founders of id Software?

id Software was founded by John Carmack, John Romero, Tom Hall, and Adrian Carmack.

When did the first design and development efforts start at id Software?

id Software started its first design and development efforts in October 1990.

When did id Software launch commercially?

id Software launched commercially in December 1990.

When was id Software incorporated?

id Software was incorporated in June 1991.

When was id Software acquired?

id Software was acquired by ZeniMax Media in June 2009.

Where was id Software headquartered?

id Software was headquartered in Dallas, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of id Software?


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What was the version 1 of id Software's first product like?

DEC 1990

What are some of the pre-sale stats for id Software?

1990 to 1993

1994 to 1997

1998 to 2001

2002 to 2005

2006 to 2009

What were some of the extra materials about 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