id Software’s David “Zoid” Kirsch, who created the original Quake CTF mod andwas responsible for id’s Linux ports, updated his.plan last night to announcehe will be leaving id at the end of the month:
In September of 1996, I made a small modification to the popular id Softwaregame Quake and called it ThreeWave Capture the Flag. That simplemodification grew into the last three and a half years of working withid Software and the Quake community. The job that id Software gave meover 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 athaving been able to work on a series of some of the most amazing games evercreated. 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 myselflooking for new challenges. I have decided that in order to pursue them,I must leave my association with id Software. Having done so, I planon exploring new opportunities.
My contract with id terminates at the end of this month (Feb). Myzoid@idsoftware.com address will probably stop forwarding to my permanentaddress shortly after that. My permanent address firstname.lastname@example.org people that wish to reach me.
I would like to thank id Software (and especially John Carmack) for givingme such great opportunities, and allowing me to work with all the talentedpeople 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 newprojects.
So long and thanks for all the captures.