Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
May 26, 2019
arrowPress Releases








If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Id To Release  Doom 3  Source Code

Id To Release Doom 3 Source Code

August 4, 2011 | By Frank Cifaldi




At his QuakeCon keynote on Thursday, Id Software co-founder and lead programmer John Carmack revealed that the company intends on releasing the source code for 2004's Doom 3.

According to a VG247 report on his talk (which is just concluding at press time), Carmack said that he received permission from parent company Zenimax to release his code, which the company plans to do after its next game, Rage, is released in October.

Carmack then challenged other developers to release their source code for study as well, saying it helps the developer community.

The well-known developer has often said in the past that he planned on releasing the code, but this is the first time that he has declared an approximate timeframe.

Note that Doom 3's famous shadow renderer is based on technology patented by Creative Labs. According to an alleged 2009 email conversation with Carmack, anyone using the renderer would "potentially be infringing" on that patent.

QuakeCon, a gathering of PC gamers often described as the world's largest LAN party that is named after Id Software's Quake, is taking place in Dallas, Texas today through Sunday.


Related Jobs

Gear Inc.
Gear Inc. — Hanoi, Vietnam
[05.25.19]

Technical Director
Dream Harvest
Dream Harvest — Brighton, England, United Kingdom
[05.25.19]

Technical Game Designer
Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios — Emeryville, California, United States
[05.24.19]

Animation Tools Software Engineer
Disbelief
Disbelief — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[05.24.19]

Senior Programmer, Chicago









Loading Comments

loader image