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m3rryg0r0und
10-27-2010, 05:23 PM
I have a question regarding this game engine. I am doing a research paper on the Quake Engine (the one released for the original Quake in 1996) and I need the cost of Research and Development for this game engine. I am mainly looking for the cost of the Engine alone, but if you have information on the game Quake's R&D please post it, any info will help.

tl;dr Looking for R&D cost to produce original Quake Engine

AnubisArc999
10-27-2010, 09:08 PM
Try e-mailing John Carmack, he might actually respond.

MADDOGGE
10-27-2010, 09:15 PM
Excellent idea Anubis

Mr_Fayce
10-27-2010, 10:11 PM
Haha if you get a response let us know :]

ClarkF1
10-28-2010, 06:14 AM
Don't forget that Quake was developed to become QuakeWorld engine which was the basis for the GoldSrc engine which was used for Half-Life

Quite a legacy

See this pic: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/Quake_-_family_tree.svg

m3rryg0r0und
10-28-2010, 11:47 AM
Try e-mailing John Carmack, he might actually respond.

do you happen to know his email? I researched it and found JohnnyBoi@Idsoftware.com but is that right?

m3rryg0r0und
10-29-2010, 07:19 AM
do you happen to know his email? I researched it and found JohnnyBoi@Idsoftware.com but is that right?

actually that is not right, I tried to email him and this email does not exist

Vonje
10-31-2010, 02:54 PM
The engine is free. You only have to pay for special licenses.

Bromazepam
11-01-2010, 03:38 AM
He uses Twitter, you might give it a shot there.
http://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack

Sonicfan966
11-01-2010, 03:46 AM
You can also find out a LOT more about the Quake 1 engine here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quake_engine

Wiki also articles about the other id software engines as well.