John Romero

American video game designer

Alfonso John Romero (born October 28, 1967) is a famous figure in the computer gaming industry. He is best known as a co-founder of id Software and lead designer of their groundbreaking first-person shooter games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake.

John Romero (2012)


  • It has to be well timed. It needs to have the right components that maybe contain emerging technologies or something like, say, when Doom came out -- the Network play -- there weren't many games like that. There was a really great 3D world that a lot of people hadn't seen. It was light-years ahead of Wolfenstein. It was shareware, so it had Internet distribution. We used the Internet to get it all over the place. So it used a lot of stuff that was just becoming popular at that time. id just capitalized on it.
  • Doom 2 is just such a bigger, badder, better version of Doom


  • Design is Law
  • John Romero's About to Make You His Bitch.
  • Suck it Down.
    • Quotes from the ads for Daikatana three years before it came out. Written by advertiser Mike Wilson. Source: Gamespy

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