Quake II Magazine Archive: Off-Topic ⁠— Final Fantasy VII

"We all knew they were on their way, but little did we know they would be so soon in coming: Actual screen shots of a game currently in development for Nintendo's Ultra 64! In this world exclusive, we bring you shots of what, in many a gamer's opinion, is THE U64 game: Final Fantasy VII. According to a member of the cart's staff, the demo you see here, which runs under emulation, is currently populated with FFVI characters because the game is so early in development."

Planetquake.com — Paul Howard Steed FAQ, by Paul Steed, August 14, 1997

"Okay. Thinking about it I guess the following is a sort of Psteed FAQ. Feel free to include any of this in a Q2 FAQ. The questions and answers have been culled from my inbox and I've left out any names to protect the innocent. But if I do in some way offend someone it was completely intentional. Forgive any redundancy whether it's in this post itself or in a previous post by our illustrious info wranglers such as Redwood or Blue. Oh and BTW, DOESN'T OUR LITTLE GAME WE'RE WORKING ON KICK SOME MAJOR AND TOTAL ASS?!?!? Oh yeah. Thought you'd say that."

The Art of Quake 2, by Paul Steed

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.