Quake is a first-person shooter video game, developed by id Software and published by GT Interactive in 1996.

The company currently bearing the Atari, Inc. name was originally founded in 1993 as GT Interactive Software Corp. In 1999, Infogrames Entertainment, SA acquired a controlling interest in GT Interactive, renaming it Infogrames, Inc. As part of Infogrames Entertainment's company-wide re-branding in May 2003, Infogrames, Inc. finally became known as Atari, Inc. On October 11, 2008, Infogrames completed its acquisition of Atari, Inc., making it a wholly owned subsidiary.

First-person shooter is a video game genre centered on gun and projectile weapon-based combat through a first-person perspective; that is, the player experiences the action through the eyes of the protagonist.

A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.

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It features music composed by Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails.

Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer.

Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

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It is the first game in the Quake series.

Quake is a series of first-person shooter video games, starting with the game of the same name.


In the game, players must find their way through various maze-like, medieval environments while battling a variety of monsters using a wide array of weapons.

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages or medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.


The successor to id Software's Doom series, Quake built upon the technology and gameplay of its predecessor.


Unlike the Doom engine before it, the Quake engine offered full real-time 3D rendering and had early support for 3D acceleration through OpenGL.

3D rendering is the 3D computer graphics process of automatically converting 3D wire frame models into 2D images with 3D photorealistic effects or non-photorealistic rendering on a computer.

id Tech, also known as id Tech 1 or the Doom engine, is the game engine that powers the id Software games Doom and Doom II: h*ll on Earth.

Open Graphics Library is a cross-language, cross-platform application programming interface for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics.


After Doom helped popularize multiplayer deathmatches, Quake added various multiplayer options.

Deathmatch, or more appropriately, Free-For-All is a widely used gameplay mode integrated into many shooter and real-time strategy video games.


Online multiplayer became increasingly common, with the QuakeWorld update and software such as QuakeSpy making the process of finding and playing against others on the Internet easier and more reliable.

QuakeWorld is an update to id Software's seminal multiplayer deathmatch game, Quake, that enhances the game's multiplayer features to allow people with dial-up modems to achieve greatly improved responsiveness when playing on Internet game servers.

A multiplayer online game is a multiplayer video game which can be played via a game server over the internet, with other players around the world.


Programmer Michael Abrash had stated in a 2013 interview that Quake is his favourite game "of all time."

Michael Abrash is a programmer and technical writer specializing in code optimization and 80x86 assembly language, a reputation cemented by his 1990 book Zen of Assembly Language Volume 1: Knowledge and a monthly column in Dr. Dobb's Journal in the early 1990s.

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