Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Carmack going mobile with Doom RPG

Filed under
Gaming
Sci/Tech

On his blog, the id cofounder and programming guru reveals he is working on a turn-based role-player with Jamdat.

Following the release of Doom 3, many speculated what project its creator John Carmack would take on next. However, few would have guessed that project would be...a mobile phone game? As unlikely as that may sound, apparently a mobile game is what the cash-flush cofounder of id Software and the would-be astronaut is currently working on.

In his latest blog entry, Carmack talks about how a chance occurrence caused him to become interested in making mobile games. "A little while ago I misplaced the old phone I usually take to [Carmack's rocket company] Armadillo [Aerospace], and my wife picked up a more modern one for me. It had a nice color screen and a bunch of bad java game demos on it. The bad java games did it... So, for the past month or so I have been spending about a day a week on cell phone development."

After explaining his motivation, Carmack then outlined the mobile platform's limitations. "You aren't going to be able to make an immersive experience on a 2-inch screen, no matter what the graphics look like," he said "Moody and atmospheric are pretty much out. Stylish and fun is about the best you can do."

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Mozilla involves the community in its “open-source” rebrand

Mozilla is bending the terms of the rebrand with a “branding without walls” open-source initiative. Read more

RPi 3 add-on loads up on sensors, wireless radios

Matrix Labs’s FPGA-driven “Matrix Creator” IoT daughter board for the Raspberry Pi 3 is loaded with sensors, 802.15.4 radios, and a mic array. The disc-shaped Matrix Creator add-on for the Raspberry Pi is based on AdMobilize’s successfully Kickstartered Matrix home automation and surveillance hub. AdMobilize spun off Matrix Labs, which has now built this cheaper, board-level version of the product. Read more

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12 Snaps Creator with New Parts Ecosystem, More

Today, June 29, 2016, Canonical has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the highly anticipated Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Read more

AMDGPU-PRO Driver 16.30 Officially Released with Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Today, June 29, 2016, AMD released the final version of the AMDGPU-Pro 16.30 graphics driver for GNU/Linux operating systems, bringing support for new technologies like the Vulkan API. Read more