John D. Carmack II (born August 20 1970) is a well known video game creator. He was one of the creators of id Software, a video game company, in 1991. Carmack was the main programmer of the first-person shooter games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, and their sequels. In 1999, Carmack appeared as number 10 in TIME's list of the 50 most influential people in technology.
Carmack is married to Katherine Anna Kang since January 2000 and their son, Christopher Ryan, was born on August 13 2004. In March of 2006, Carmack was added to the Walk of Game, an event that names the most important people in video games.
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