Published on January 21st, 2011 | by Bryant Kazmerzak, Contributor
Romero is at it Again!
When I was a high school sophomore, I was fortunate enough to go to a school that had an epicly geeky librarian, whom, ironically, was also a football, basketball, and soccer coach.
We had a lot of books to choose from, including the standard fare that most libraries have, but I was able to find a book about the early years of id Software called Masters Of Doom by David Kushner.
The book centered more around the two heads of early id, namely John Romero and John Carmack. The two Johns were different in almost every way according to the book, with Carmack being antisocial and Romero always the center of attention, but they got along famously when they first met at Sofdisk in 1989.
Romero is famous (Or infamous, depending on who you ask) for the fiasco involving the game he was developing and hyping up called Daikatana, which ended up bombing ridiculously after claiming that it’d make gamers “John Romero’s Bitches”.
Recently, Romero has formed his eighth development team called Loot Drop, who today has signed a development contract with another team called RockYou.
As a gamer, I can only hope that the next game Romero makes isn’t as bad as Daikatana, and is as good, if not better than the old Wolfenstein and Doom games he is oh-so-famous for co-creating along with John Carmack, Adrian Carmack, and American McGee.
As a journalist, I can go either way – I love reporting on epic failures in the gaming industry, as well as huge successes (I’m making a note here…), so in the end I will be quite happy from the GAMINGtruth side of the fence.
But in the end, who can stay mad at this sexy beast?
I can’t wait to see what the dude cooks up next.
Stay tuned for more news as it happens, folks!
P.S.: A BIG thank you to John Romero himself for correcting a couple errors of mine via Facebook!
By the way, even I was shocked when I saw how many games Romero has made, some of which I knew nothing about. You can see the full list of games he is credited for, as well as links to his Wiki page and more here.
Spread the truth!