October 30, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson
The legendary 3D graphics and game programmer John Carmack at id Software, who played an integral part in developing groundbreaking action titles such as Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake, hinted on his Twitter account last night that there will be an Android port of id Software’s upcoming RAGE.
It’s a first-person-shooter that uses the company’s new id Tech 5 engine, and the game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world in the near future after the impact of an asteroid left our planet in turmoil.
With great 3D games by Gameloft, the upcoming PlayStation Phone from Sony Ericsson, Polarbit titles such as Reckless Racing and Raging Thunder 2, the imminent release of Gingerbread that will improve the overall gaming experience, and not least vastly popular pastimes like Angry Birds – Android gamers definitely have a lot of reasons to be happy.
Carmack made a demo of the game running on iOS at QuakeCon a few months ago, as seen in the video below. If Rage eventually will come to Android as well, equally impressive graphics is surely to be expected. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. For those interested in the history of id Software, with John Carmack and John Romero in focus, I recommend the book Masters of Doom – it’s a great read.