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GDC: Carmack scoops Lifetime Achievement award

id legend honoured for contribution to games and tech

id Software's John Carmack will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC in March for his contributions to the art and science of games. He made the tech behind Doom and Quake don't you know...

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the career and achievements of developers who have made an indelible impact on the craft of game development. Carmack has more than two decades of groundbreaking technical contributions under his belt with titles like Doom and Quake.

Former award recipients include Sid Meier, Shigeru Miyamoto and Will Wright, who will be presenting the award to Carmack at the ceremony on March 11. Warren Spector will be hosting the Game Developers Choice Awards.

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"It's no exaggeration to say that John Carmack and id Software have had a monumental influence on all modern 3D games, but especially the first-person shooter genre," says Meggan Scavio, Event Director of GDC. "John is one of the key figures in the history of video games, and we're delighted to be giving him the Lifetime Achievement award this year."

Well done Mr Carmack. We have a lot to thank you for.

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