This book manages, for the most part, to keep clear of the breathless techno-hagiography style that characterizes many books with similar subjects. He tells the story of Carmack, Romero, and id--which includes far more than Doom and its successors--in novel style, and he's done a good job of keeping the action flowing and the characters' motivations clear. Some of the quoted passages of dialog sound like idealized reconstructions that probably never came from the lips of real people, but this is an entertaining and informative book, of interest to anyone who's let rip with a nail gun. --David Wall
Topics covered: The biographies of John Carmack and John Romero, and of their company, id Software. The development and marketing of all major id games (including Wolfenstein, Doom, Doom II, and Quake) get lavish attention. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Anyone who was part of the DOOM phenomenon will find this book fascinating. I swear I developed PTSD from playing this game. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Wolf the Quarrelsome
I've only read the first 11 chapters so far and I love it!! It is very well written and absolutely engaging. I don't read non-technical books at all. Read morePublished 24 days ago by TheOutlander
I wasn't a huge fan of this book, but it was cool if you wanted to learn more about the Makers of Doom. This book was required for a class I had in school.Published 1 month ago by Morgan
This book is very useful for video game developers trying to start their business like myself. Even if I feel like the story of the two Johns in this book is not told to the end... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Salim Larochelle
I love this book! It's really entertaining to read for many types of people, especially gamers and people who like biographies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chandler Judd
Really enjoyed this one. Well written, compelling content, was sad when I finished it.Published 2 months ago by Michael N