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[[File:QC2013DoomWinners.jpg|thumb|right|Tim Willits appears second from the right in this picture from the [[20th Anniversary Doom Challenge]] event in [[Timeline#2013|2013]].]]
 
[[File:QC2013DoomWinners.jpg|thumb|right|Tim Willits appears second from the right in this picture from the [[20th Anniversary Doom Challenge]] event in [[Timeline#2013|2013]].]]
'''Tim Willits''' is the [[wikipedia:game designer|lead designer]] for [[id Software]], and a previous co-owner of the company before its sale to [[ZeniMax Media]]. He joined id Software in [[Timeline#1995|1995]] after impressing them with his [[Empire series|Empire]] and [[Raven series]] of [[Doom]] [[PWAD]]s. Willits has also worked on ''[[Quake]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:Quake II|Quake II]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:Quake III Arena|Quake III Arena]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:Quake III: Team Arena|Quake III: Team Arena]]'' and ''[[Doom 3]]'', also developed by id Software.
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'''Tim Willits''' was the [[wikipedia:game designer|studio director]] for [[id Software]], and a previous co-owner of the company before its sale to [[ZeniMax Media]]. He joined id Software in [[Timeline#1995|1995]] as a level designer after impressing them with his [[Empire series|Empire]] and [[Raven series]] of [[Doom]] [[PWAD]]s. Willits has also worked on ''[[Quake]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:Quake II|Quake II]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:Quake III Arena|Quake III Arena]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:Quake III: Team Arena|Quake III: Team Arena]]'' and ''[[Doom 3]]'', also developed by id Software. Tim Willits announced he would be leaving id Software after 24 years during the run-up to QuakeCon 2019.{{cite web|author=Halfacree, Gareth|title=Tim Willits announces departure from id Software|url=https://bit-tech.net/news/gaming/tim-willits-announces-departure-from-id-software/1/|publication=Bit-Gamer|publishdate=19 July 2019|accessdate=12 August 2019}}
  
 
Willits contributed [[E4M5: They Will Repent]] and [[E4M9: Fear]] to the [[Ultimate Doom]]. He would later contribute ''[[MAP01: Attack (Master Levels)|Attack]]'' and ''[[MAP01: Canyon (Master Levels)|Canyon]]'' to the [[Master Levels for Doom II]].
 
Willits contributed [[E4M5: They Will Repent]] and [[E4M9: Fear]] to the [[Ultimate Doom]]. He would later contribute ''[[MAP01: Attack (Master Levels)|Attack]]'' and ''[[MAP01: Canyon (Master Levels)|Canyon]]'' to the [[Master Levels for Doom II]].
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Willits was listed tenth in the top ten level designers of all time, according to [[Doomworld]]'s ''5 years of doom''.
 
Willits was listed tenth in the top ten level designers of all time, according to [[Doomworld]]'s ''5 years of doom''.
  
== Levels by Tim Wilits==
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== Biography ==
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Willits is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a former member of the University of Minnesota Army ROTC program. Willits was the battalion cadet-command sergeant major (C/CSM) during his junior year and attended ROTC Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington during the summer between his junior and senior years of college. After an injury during the summer, Willits completed two rotations, being assigned to both the first and seventh cadet regiments during that summer. He held the rank of cadet-major (C/MAJ) during his senior year and was assigned as the battalion training officer.
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After leaving id Software at the end of July 2019, Tim Willits became the Chief Creative Officer for {{wp|Saber Interactive}}, a company with which he previously worked on ''{{wp|Quake Champions}}''.{{cite web|author=Morris, Chris|title=Exclusive: id Software’s Tim Willits Joins Saber Interactive as Chief Creative Officer|url=https://fortune.com/2019/08/12/tim-willits-leaving-id-software-saber-interactive|publication=Fortune|publishdate=12 August 2019|accessdate=12 August 2019}}
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==Game credits==
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* ''[[The Ultimate Doom]]'' (1995)
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* ''[[Master Levels for Doom II]]'' (1995)
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* ''[[Strife: Quest for the Sigil]]'' (1996)
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* ''{{wp|Quake II}}'' (1998)
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* ''{{wp|Quake III Arena}}'' (1999)
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* ''[[Doom 3]]'' (2004)
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* ''{{wp|Quake 4}}'' (2005)
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* ''{{wp|Rage (video game)|Rage}}'' (2011)
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* ''[[Doom 3: BFG Edition]]'' (2012)
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* ''[[Doom (2016)]]''
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* ''{{wp|Quake Champions}}'' (2017)
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* ''[[Doom VFR]]'' (2017)
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* ''{{wp|Rage 2}}'' (2019)
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== Levels by Tim Willits==
 
===Ultimate Doom===
 
===Ultimate Doom===
 
* {{maplinkgen|E4M5|They Will Repent|Doom}}
 
* {{maplinkgen|E4M5|They Will Repent|Doom}}
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* {{maplinkgen|MAP01|Attack|Master Levels}} (ATTACK.WAD)
 
* {{maplinkgen|MAP01|Attack|Master Levels}} (ATTACK.WAD)
 
* {{maplinkgen|MAP01|Canyon|Master Levels}} (CANYON.WAD)
 
* {{maplinkgen|MAP01|Canyon|Master Levels}} (CANYON.WAD)
 
== Biography ==
 
 
Willits is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a former member of the University of Minnesota Army ROTC program. Willits was the battalion cadet-command sergeant major (C/CSM) during his junior year and attended ROTC Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington during the summer between his junior and senior years of college. After an injury during the summer, Willits completed two rotations, being assigned to both the first and seventh cadet regiments during that summer. He held the rank of cadet-major (C/MAJ) during his senior year and was assigned as the battalion training officer.
 
  
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
 
* Willits was referenced in the [[Doom movie]] as ''Dr. Willits''.
 
* Willits was referenced in the [[Doom movie]] as ''Dr. Willits''.
  
 
== PWADs ==
 
== PWADs ==
 
 
* {{idgames|title=The complete Empire series|id=13667}}
 
* {{idgames|title=The complete Empire series|id=13667}}
 
* {{idgames|title=The complete Raven series|id=1798}}
 
* {{idgames|title=The complete Raven series|id=1798}}
 
* {{idgames|title=Kick Attack! for Doom|id=16713}}
 
* {{idgames|title=Kick Attack! for Doom|id=16713}}
 
* {{idgames|title=Kick Attack! for Doom II|id=16712}}
 
* {{idgames|title=Kick Attack! for Doom II|id=16712}}
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== External links ==
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* [http://5years.doomworld.com/topten/winners/timwillits/ Tim Willits in 5 Years of Doom]
  
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
 
* {{wikipedia|title=Tim Willits}}
 
* {{wikipedia|title=Tim Willits}}
  
== External links ==
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==References==
 
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* [http://5years.doomworld.com/topten/winners/timwillits/ Tim Willits in 5 Years of Doom]
 
  
 
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Tim Willits appears second from the right in this picture from the 20th Anniversary Doom Challenge event in 2013.

Tim Willits was the studio director for id Software, and a previous co-owner of the company before its sale to ZeniMax Media. He joined id Software in 1995 as a level designer after impressing them with his Empire and Raven series of Doom PWADs. Willits has also worked on Quake, Quake II, Quake III Arena, Quake III: Team Arena and Doom 3, also developed by id Software. Tim Willits announced he would be leaving id Software after 24 years during the run-up to QuakeCon 2019.[1]

Willits contributed E4M5: They Will Repent and E4M9: Fear to the Ultimate Doom. He would later contribute Attack and Canyon to the Master Levels for Doom II.

In 1996, Willits was credited as a level designer for Rogue Entertainment's Strife: Quest for the Sigil.

Many of his levels were designed along with his sister, Theresa Chasar.

Willits was listed tenth in the top ten level designers of all time, according to Doomworld's 5 years of doom.

Biography

Willits is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a former member of the University of Minnesota Army ROTC program. Willits was the battalion cadet-command sergeant major (C/CSM) during his junior year and attended ROTC Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington during the summer between his junior and senior years of college. After an injury during the summer, Willits completed two rotations, being assigned to both the first and seventh cadet regiments during that summer. He held the rank of cadet-major (C/MAJ) during his senior year and was assigned as the battalion training officer.

After leaving id Software at the end of July 2019, Tim Willits became the Chief Creative Officer for Saber Interactive, a company with which he previously worked on Quake Champions.[2]

Game credits

Levels by Tim Willits

Ultimate Doom

Master Levels for Doom II

Trivia

  • Willits was referenced in the Doom movie as Dr. Willits.

PWADs

External links

Sources

  • This article incorporates text from the open-content Wikipedia online encyclopedia article Tim Willits.

References

  1. Halfacree, Gareth (19 July 2019). "Tim Willits announces departure from id Software." Bit-Gamer. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  2. Morris, Chris (12 August 2019). "Exclusive: id Software’s Tim Willits Joins Saber Interactive as Chief Creative Officer." Fortune. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
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