Timeline

From DoomWiki.org

Below is a timeline of primary or canonical Doom-related events which tie the games to their creators and the world at large. For community releases, see the timeline of mod releases and timeline of source port releases respectively.

Before 1993[edit]

1993[edit]

  • February - Doom 0.2 alpha released privately.
  • March - A Doom alpha never released to testers.
  • April 2 - Doom 0.4 alpha released privately.
  • May 22 - Doom 0.5 alpha released privately.
  • July 7 (circa) - Tom Hall is forced to resign from id Software.
  • October - Doom Pre-Beta demo released.
  • December 10 - Doom 0.99 (aka 1.0) shareware is released.

1994[edit]

1995[edit]

1996[edit]

1997[edit]

1998[edit]

1999[edit]

2000[edit]

  • June 1 - John Carmack mentions in his .plan file that id Software has begun a new Doom project.[2]
  • June 2 - The Doom news site New Doom is founded.

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

  • August 3 - Every Doom game is released on Steam, along with various Doom and Doom 3 engine games.

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

  • April 3 - Kotaku publishes an article with confirmation from id Software staff that Doom 4 has not only been delayed but entirely restarted.
  • June 26 - Todd Hollenshead announces his resignation as president of id Software.
  • August 1 - QuakeCon 2013 begins, featuring the 20th Anniversary Doom Challenge deathmatch tournament, using Odamex. Bethesda releases commemorative Doom-themed shot glasses, prints, t-shirts, and a 200-count limited edition cast of the Reaper Miniatures set as part of the event.
  • November 23 - John Carmack announces his resignation from id Software.
  • December 10 - The twentieth anniversary of Doom's release is celebrated.

2014[edit]

  • May 1 - ZeniMax Media releases public accusations against John Carmack and Oculus VR, claiming the latter have made use of stolen intellectual property. Carmack fires back several tweets flatly denying their claims.[4][5]
  • May 5 - Oculus VR releases a public refutation of the claims made by ZeniMax.[6]
  • May 21 - ZeniMax Media and id Software file suit against Oculus VR in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/alt.games.doom.ii/Fhfl5PHTbVk/0eSgX8fkDJcJ
  2. Carmack, John (6/1/00). "6/1/00 .plan document for Doom 3". GameFinger. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  3. Gitlin, Elle. For $105 million, you too can force Adrian Carmack out of a job. Ars Technica, 2005-09-29. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
  4. https://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack/status/461918500307472384
  5. https://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack/status/462000400996921344
  6. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2151260/oculus-fires-back-over-zenimax-claims-to-rift-vr-technology.html
  7. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/zenimax-media-inc-and-id-software-llc-file-suit-against-oculus-vr-inc-and-its-founder-palmer-luckey-2014-05-21