The man who’s in large part responsible for the Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake game franchises will be given a lifetime achievement award. This is due to be granted to John Carmack as part of the 2010 Game Developers Choice Awards.
Carmack cofounded id software in 1991, and although that might not sound like too long ago, it means he’s been making significant contributions to the gaming industry since before many current gamers were born.
Indeed, depending on what standards you judge games by, he was more or less there at the beginning of PC gaming. And there’s no question that his work has influenced many other people.
So here’s a little more information about what’s in store for Carmack: according to a press release, “Former Game Developers Choice Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include Sid Meier, Shigeru Miyamoto, Will Wright – who will be presenting the award to Carmack at the ceremony on March 11, 2010 during Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco . . .”