Noclip's first Profiles video charts id Software co-founder John Romero's career, life in Ireland

Romero reveals why he left id and discusses the games he has made over his prolific career.


As announced last week, videogame documentarian Noclip has released its first Profiles piece centered on id Software co-founder and Doom co-creator John Romero.

Nearly 45 minutes long, the video documents Romero's activities in Ireland and recounts the many contributions he has made during his career in the industry.

Noclip's previous documentaries were grounded in the development of Rocket League and id Software's Doom reboot. Profiles is a miniseries that takes "a closer look at the lives of the people who play and make games," per a description by Noclips founder and games journalist Danny O'Dwyer.

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