Quake (video game)

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Quake is also a short-form of the word earthquake.
Developer(s) id Software
ClickBOOM (Amiga)
Lobotomy Software (SS)
Midway Games (N64)
Publisher(s) GT Interactive (PC)
PXL Computers (Amiga)
MacSoft (Macintosh)
Sega (SS)
Midway Games (N64)
Macmillan Digital Publishing USA (Linux)
Director(s) John Romero
Designer(s) John Romero, American McGee, Sandy Petersen, Tim Willits
Programmer(s) John Carmack, Michael Abrash and John Cash
Artist(s) Adrian Carmack, Kevin Cloud
Composer(s) Trent Reznor
Series Quake[*]
Engine Quake engine
Slavedriver (SS)
Platform(s) MS-DOS, Mac OS, Sega Saturn, Nintendo 64, Amiga, Linux
Release MS-DOS
Mac OS
Sega Saturn
Commodore Amiga
Nintendo 64
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Quake is a first-person shooter video game that was released by id Software on July 22, 1996. It was the first game in the popular Quake series of video games.

Quake is about killing demons and zombies, but also has multiplayer deathmatch. It is very much like the video game Doom that id Software made before Quake.

Weapons[change | change source]

There are 8 weapons in Quake.

  • Axe - This weapon does not use ammo. It is not very strong. The player starts with this weapon.
  • Shotgun - It is stronger than the axe, but needs to use ammo. The player starts with this weapon, too.
  • Double (or "super") Shotgun - This double-barrelled weapon is twice as strong as the shotgun. It uses twice as much ammo as the shotgun.
  • Nailgun - This double-barrelled weapon shoots from one barrel usually. It can shoot nails very fast. It uses up ammo very quickly as well.
  • Perforator (or Super Nailgun) - This quadruple-barrelled weapon shoots from two barrels usually. It shoots bigger nails than the Nailgun. It can hurt monsters more.
  • Grenade Launcher - This weapon shoots grenades which explode after a while. It can hurt the player if he is too close to the explosion.
  • Rocket Launcher - This weapon shoots fast rockets. It can also hurt the player if he is too close.
  • Thunderbolt - This weapon shoots electricity. It will kill the player if he used it under water.

Released Quake games[change | change source]

  • Quake
  • QuakeWorld
  • Quake II
  • Quake III Arena
  • Quake III Team Arena
  • Quake 4