Everything changed with Quake

Many games are claimed to be “revolutionary”. Quake was one of the few that truly was.

Gavin Annand
Jul 10 · 11 min read

On June 22, 1996, id Software released Quake. While the industry in 1996 was only a fraction of the size of today’s indie sector alone, it seemed the hype for Quake had seeped into every corner, and rightly so. In a PC gaming era when the first-person shooter was king…