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Carmack to do regular iPhone games

Carmack to do regular iPhone games

Carmack has again pledged to support the iPhone as a gaming platform, announcing plans for more Doom games.

Speaking at QuakeCon, id boss John Carmack has said that he's hoping to put out a new iPhone game every other month soon, expanding on existing id Software franchises and bolstering current games with new features.

Already Carmack has got some of id's most well-known franchises established on the platform, including Wolfenstein 3D Classic, Wolfenstein RPG and a new Doom game. Going forward he wants to bring more and more id Software titles to the App Store.

Planned titles apparently include Doom Classic, complete with WiFi multiplayer, and an iPhone version of Quake 2. Carmack even reckons that a port of Doom 3 is within his reach.

Speaking to Kotaku, Carmack also mentioned bringing new features to existing id Software games on the iPhone - how does support for user-created levels in Wolfenstein 3D Classic sound?

Carmack also made mention of a new title he's thinking about that will be based on upcoming apocalyptic shooter, Rage. Planned as a racing game, the iPhone version will tie in to events in the full game somehow.

What do you think of the iPhone as a gaming platform? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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pizan 14th August 2009, 15:12 Quote
So is he going to spend 4 days a month on the iphone?
Denis_iii 14th August 2009, 15:27 Quote
hmmm 440quid for iphone 3gs or go nintedo ds lite.......i'm torn
Lepermessiah 14th August 2009, 16:15 Quote
In toehr news Carmack took a dump today and saw some corn.
perplekks45 14th August 2009, 19:11 Quote
He's always on the forefront of the gaming industry. Good to see he's not slowing down. ;)
D3s3rt_F0x 14th August 2009, 20:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by perplekks45
He's always on the forefront of the gaming industry. Good to see he's not slowing down. ;)

He works for iD though, they aint made a decent games for years.
perplekks45 14th August 2009, 20:27 Quote
I'd like to disagree... but each to his own.
Star*Dagger 14th August 2009, 22:05 Quote
Carmack = .. this far away from Godhood!!
p3n 15th August 2009, 02:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Denis_iii
hmmm 440quid for iphone 3gs or go nintedo ds lite.......i'm torn

ipod touch would be your comparison irrational hater of Apple...
Darkedge 15th August 2009, 19:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by p3n
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Originally Posted by Denis_iii
hmmm 440quid for iphone 3gs or go nintedo ds lite.......i'm torn

ipod touch would be your comparison irrational hater of Apple...

Irrational? with the heavy tie in to itunes and the store I'd say you have good reason to avoid any iproduct - not to mention the fact that Steve Jobs is such a loathsome person it seems at heart http://valleywag.gawker.com/5041467/steve-jobss-car-parked-in-a-handicap-spot (he does that all the time and of course he's too important to stick to laws like having a licence plate...(or to flush the toilet as he hasn't got time!)
perplekks45 15th August 2009, 21:30 Quote
iTunes ain't great but it's nowhere near as bad as you make it sound. Sure people would rather copy/paste their stuff on their iPods but iTunes is a pretty handy all-in-one tool for music and apps.
After all it's Apple FFS! You wouldn't expect anything other than an all-in-one approach, would you?
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