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Zoid goes to Retro

by Billy Berghammer - February 26, 2000, 3:01 pm PST
Source: Slashdot

Looks like the producer of Quake 3 is headed for Austin.

Thanks to Wes for sending this to me. I'm surprised I didn't find this myself, seeing is I am a total Quake CTF (Capture the Flag)freak. If you've ever played the original Quake Threewave CTF, and loved it, you must thank it's producer, David "Zoid" Kirsch. Well Zoid has basically been the man over at id taking care of the CTF end of things. Well Zoid is now leaving id, and going to Retro Studios!!! Hell yeah! This could be some serious good news for Retro! I hope they are putting together an adventure/or FPS of some sort! Check out Zoid's .plan update....

Name: Dave Kirsch

Description: Ports

Project:

Last Updated: 02/25/2000 23:17:23 (Central Standard Time)

Feb 25th/2000

In September of 1996, I made a small modification to the popular id Software game Quake and called it ThreeWave Capture the Flag. That simple modification grew into the last three and a half years of working with id Software and the Quake community. The job that id Software gave me over this period has been very rewarding. It has also been a lot of fun. I have enjoyed watching the community grow. I was also overwhelmed at having been able to work on a series of some of the most amazing games ever created. But, like all good things, it must come to an end.

I feel that I have learned a lot in my time with id, but I find myself looking for new challenges. I have decided that in order to pursue them, I must leave my association with id Software. Having done so, I plan on exploring new opportunities.

My contract with id terminates at the end of this month (Feb). I would like to thank id Software (and especially John Carmack) for giving me such great opportunities, and allowing me to work with all the talented people there. I am going to miss it.

In March, I will begin a new position at Retro Studios, http://www.retrostudios.com/. I look forward to joining the team there and working on some exciting new projects.

So long and thanks for all the captures.

/// Zoid.

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