"Wipe that saliva from your mouth soldier! Save your spit for licking your wounds. You'll have plenty of 'em after you battle the Strogg in this 3-level, action-packed Demo. Wake up soldier. This isn't just a game. It's Quake II."
"The other day, I was given the opportunity to interview probably my favorite id Software employee, funny guy, level design hero of mine, and all around cool dude, Tim Willits. Part of the interview was done by phone and part in person at id's offices. Tim shared some insights on the design of the highly anticipated, cosmos ruling Quake 2 and how to be diplomatic. I was shown the examples (very cool) talked about in the interview, so they DO exist in the game already. Hopefully you will learn new things about Quake 2, as I did."
"When first entering the two story office building where id Software is currently headquartered... you are greeted by a huge DOOM logo, multiple pinball machines, and lots of awards blanketing the walls. Right behind id's secretary, Donna Jackson, you will find a room holding a original DOOM figure sculpted by id years ago. The id trophy shelf also located in the lobby, consists of various game boxes and awards id has won over the years."
"Paul Steed's title at iD is simply Artist. The unpretentious simplicity of the title is typical of those that work at iD. What's not so simple is the amazing new world of gaming Paul and co. have created."
"Replacing chunky bit-maps for pure polygon-based action, id software's Quake is set to replace Doom as the 3D game by which all others are judged."
"No doubt fed up with the publicity garnered by its rivals, both those with their own 'better than Quake' engines and those licensing the technology, id has released the first shots of Quake 2. Though the firm remains tight-lipped as to the game's plot, setting and level designs, it's already obvious that the sequel to the best-selling PC game will represent a significant leap over its previous incarnation."
As in nearly all aspects of the company, the art department at id Software runs on pure synergy. That is, no real distinct lines of responsibility exist among the three artists because they work together so well as a team. The strength of the three-man art department at id comes from experience, hard work, and talent. Adrian Carmack, Kevin Cloud, and Paul Steed created the art for QUAKE 2 (and the upcoming mission pack), and this article reveals how it all came together.