John Romero Reveals His Long-Awaited Autobiography Book

The designer behind Doom (1993) has unveiled his autobiography – a bundle of struggles and achievements preserved into an alluring book.

The ’90s were a time when gaming took a massive shift. A couple of pixels on the screens started evolving into full-fledged modern titles. John Romero is a well-renowned figure shrouded by a veil of fame in the gaming industry. He revolutionized the gaming sphere with his endearing approach to the FPS and multiplayer genre. The co-founder of id Software has crafted intriguing titles, like Doom, Doom II, and Quake; titles that altered the future of games altogether. The remnants of his achievements shine within all multiplayer titles today. He is also credited with the creation of the first-person shooter genre.

John Romero has announced an autobiography that dives into his struggles and achievements. “DOOM Guy: Life in First Person,” his autobiography, concentrates on his career in the video game industry and all the climbs he had to endure to stand at the top of the pedestal. The book’s publication is available in both print and digital format and is scheduled for January 10, 2023. The autobiography will solely focus on John Romero and his endeavors until he achieved global fame.

John Romero takes benefit of his hyperthymesia to recall each event with extraordinary details to pen it down into a fascinating autobiography. He confers his legacy from the days of tinkering with Apple II code and submitting it to computer magazines to working right out of his garage. The self-made designer talks about his journey from a harsh childhood to becoming the co-founder of id Software. He also confesses his romantic tendencies towards coding and gaming in his autobiography.

All of John’s ventures are etched into the pages of this autobiography. The book recalls his journey from struggle to success. For the first time, we will explore the chronicles of the creator of the FPS genre in a detailed book. Nowadays, John Romero continues his role in the gaming industry as the managing director of Romero Games. His love for video games has kept him engaged within the gaming community.

He recently raised money for the war that plagues Ukraine by creating a wholly new map in Doom II, One Humanity. He accumulated around $27,000 worth of revenue for the cause. All in all, John Romero pens his life story in his own words in his autobiography. The book is already anticipated by his fanatics and book-lovers alike.

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Shahmeer Sarfaraz


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