John Romero

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

John RomeroName: John Romero

Born: October 28, 1967, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • Director, designer, programmer, and developer in the video game industry.
  • Known as a co-founder of id Software and designer for many of their games, including Wolfenstein 3D, Dangerous Dave, Doom, and Quake.
  • His game designs and development tools led to a mass popularization of the FPS (First Person Shooter) in the 1990s. He is credited with coining the FPS Multiplayer term "Deathmatch".