John Romero News


How Quake went from a medieval adventure to one of the most frenetic shooters of all time

By David Craddock, Jun 24, 2016 3:45pm PDT

Quake ascended to Doom's throne as THE preeminent fast-paced shooter, but it wasn't always meant to pick up where 'Doomguy' left off.


"Been liking your stuff, not just here on Shack, but your published work as well. Hope you can ..."

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BLACKROOM Kickstarter canceled to get a demo ready

By John Keefer, Apr 29, 2016 8:00am PDT

Less than a week after launch, the old-school FPS from John Romero and Adrian Carmack is put on hold.


"I guarantee they anticipated breaking a million within 24 hours and were butthurt when that ..."

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John Romero releases his second new Doom level in 23 years

By David Craddock, Apr 26, 2016 2:20pm PDT

Romero dubs new level a 'warm-up' for Blackroom


"Why did this article get an ugh?? I am going to get to the bottom of this. "

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Romero on BLACKROOM: It's time for the old-school FPS to emerge again

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2016 8:00am PDT

John Romero opens up on his new project with Adrian Carmack, one that will be a "labor of love" for them


"I think Toxikk is a bit more Unreal Tournament than it is Quake or Tribes...so if someone didn't ..."

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BLACKROOM is the new PC FPS from Romero and Carmack and it looks familiar

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2016 8:00am PDT

This old-school shooter is in the vein of Dark Forces, Duke Nukem and of course, DOOM, and it's a Kickstarter.


"Kickstarter page didn't say if they have other funding or not. $700k doesn't seem like enough ..."

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Will John Romero be working with Adrian Carmack again? Possibly

By John Keefer, Apr 20, 2016 2:49pm PDT

A new video hints at the likelihood that the two will be teaming up on Romero's new PC project.


"Lets gets a no frills FPS game with levels designed by legends.. but please no AAAAA budgets ..."

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What is HOXAR Inc.? Apparently, John Romero knows

By John Keefer, Apr 15, 2016 2:50pm PDT

A source tells us Romero Games is building a new game revolving around this company.


"I'm not judging him on the last thing he did. I'm judging on his succession of things after his ..."

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Romero hints at MMO-style shooter as next game

By John Keefer, Apr 06, 2012 4:15pm PDT

John Romero knows the hazards of hyping things too much. So when he does mention a new project, don't expect too much info.


"People are simplistic and cynical because it's the easiest way to go through life. I had my ..."

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Ghost Recon: Commander coming to Facebook

By Steve Watts, Apr 04, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is getting a Facebook tie-in game called Ghost Recon: Commander, coming from John Romero and Brenda Brathwaite's company, Loot Drop.


Romero hints at old-school FPS plans

By Steve Watts, Mar 13, 2012 10:30am PDT

John Romero has hinted at plans for an "old-school" FPS, but denied a cheeky suggestion that it's Daikatana 2.


"The difference is John Carmack writes the most efficient 3D engines of all time. John Romero ..."

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John Romero on Daikatana "Bitch" Advertisement

By Brian Leahy, May 19, 2010 6:00pm PDT

In an interview with Gamesauce magazine (via IndustryGamers), legendary developer John Romero laments over the famed Daikatana advertisement in...


"See, what you did right there is say it better and more briefly than I could. I was also ..."

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Romero vs. Wilson: Romero Simmers Down, Sort Of

By Chris Remo, Jan 21, 2008 11:41am PST

In the explosive, acidic war of words between notorious game designer John Romero and former business partner and current Gamecock head Mike...


"I was wondering where soap operas were getting their material with the writers' strike in full ..."

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Romero vs. Gamecock's Wilson: Holy Shit

By Chris Remo, Jan 18, 2008 9:12pm PST

(Update: Check out part two of this story, Romero's call for peace.) An old feud between notorious former id Software designer John Romero and...


"It was pretty damn shitty but I've honestly played much worse games. Some that have reviewed ..."

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David Jaffe Wants a Single Console Future

By Aaron Linde, Jan 11, 2008 9:16am PST

Outspoken God of War and Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe (pictured left) is the latest industry figure to show support of a single console model...


"I find it much more likely that PC's will get affordable and small enough to basically replace ..."

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American McGee Presents American McGee's Grimm Interview

By Chris Faylor, Jun 11, 2007 10:00pm PDT

The good-humored game designer talks on number of subjects, including the appeal of twisted fairy tales, episodic gaming, the Wii, and Sid Meier.


"Honestly If the games he made didnt have the style he brings, they would be forgotten in a ..."

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