John Carmack

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John D. Carmack II (born August 20, 1970) is an American computer programmer, video game developer and engineer. He co-founded the video game company id Software and was the lead programmer of its 1990s games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, and their sequels. Carmack made innovations in 3D computer graphics, such as his Carmack's Reverse algorithm for shadow volumes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Carmack has received more than 2,165,051 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). John Carmack is the 26th most popular game designer (up from 360th in 2019), the 7,978th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,307th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Game Designer.

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Among game designers, John Carmack ranks 26 out of 46Before him are Tetsuya Nomura, Peter Molyneux, Yu Suzuki, Masahiro Sakurai, Hidetaka Miyazaki, and Eiji Aonuma. After him are John Romero, David Cage, Yoshinori Kitase, Roberta Williams, Ron Gilbert, and Yuji Naka.

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Among people born in 1970, John Carmack ranks 212Before him are Joacim Cans, Savannah, Brad Mehldau, Hao Haidong, Mayumi Omatsu, and Erick Thohir. After him are Jon Seda, Andrea Parker, Kaoru Kadohara, Óscar Córdoba, Joe Lo Truglio, and José Francisco Molina.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Carmack ranks 7,978 out of 15,968Before him are Tim Kaine (1958), Diana Lynn (1926), Dorian Harewood (1950), Tom Florie (1897), Minta Durfee (1889), and George J. Mitchell (1933). After him are Rick Warren (1954), Tom Harrell (1946), Judd Apatow (1967), Rob Morrow (1962), Johnny Unitas (1933), and Edward Lindberg (1886).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In United States

Among game designers born in United States, John Carmack ranks 7Before him are Gabe Newell (1962), Jeff Kinney (1971), Steve Jackson (1953), Lizzie Magie (1866), Gary Gygax (1938), and Will Wright (1960). After him are John Romero (1967), Roberta Williams (1953), Ron Gilbert (1964), Dave Arneson (1947), Mark Cerny (1964), and Ed Boon (1964).

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