Carmack Cometh! Legendary id Brings Wolfenstein, Doom, More to iPhone

Waaaaaay back in the early days of the iPhone, word spread that legendary creator of 3D first person shooters like Wolfenstein and Doom, John Carmack was eager to develop games for the iPhone. Well, hopefully good things come to those who wait, because Carmack has just posted news that Wolfenstein is on its way, and there's more to come.

In a monstrous blog post, Carmack explains what took so long, the pros (graphics more capable than Nintendo DS) and cons (driver overhead is far, far worse), design notes, and programming.

Must read for anyone interested in iPhone development and id games. For those who just want to play, Wolfenstein is coming, Doom is coming, and undisclosed but hopefully uber-cool new id-goodness is coming.

So, who's loading their chain guns?

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Matt Sawyers says:

Heck yes! I be waiting for some games soon.. :)

Ra'ed says:

Controls are not gonna be easy :s.

ethan says:

how will I type MIL????

Tweger says:

I wonder if they'll have a command screen? IDKFA, still remember the cheat codes!

Jon says:

^ How about no clipping mode? :D I'm very excited, but I wonder how the controls will work.

BenGillam says:

Doom has been pitted to Curia already but the controls are not really playabe. Will be interesting to see what's JC can do. Remember the old days of following the .plan files they did during development of quake

BenGillam says:

Ported to cydia rather! Goddam autocorrect!

frog says:

Ruined by $0.99 charge to get new weapons no doubt!

Pinny says:

It's up now on the app store. $4.99

sting7k says:

I thought playing DOOM on my Xbox was fun, now I can carry it around with me? Awesome!

sting7k says:

@pinny what's in the app store right now?

sting7k says:

nvm, just saw, Wolfenstein 3D is in the app store. Just got it, and so far it's awesome.

Rajiv says:

The full game is available on Cydia through the ModMyi repository. The game was released under the GPL.

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