John Romero is a pioneer whose work helped establish video games as a popular medium. In recognition of his contributions, he will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2023.

During his rich career in the games industry, John Romero co-founded iD Software in 1991 (along with John Carmack and Tom Hall). Together; they created the modern first-person shooter genre with WolfensteinDoom, and Quake. He is also credited with coining the word “deathmatch” in regards to online multiplayer. 

He would leave id Software in 1997 and would go on to find several game studios throughout his career (including Ion Storm and Gazillion Entertainment). His current studio, Romero Games, was established in 2015.

Romero will be presented with the award during the Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 22nd. The ceremony will be held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement award are chosen by the Game Developers Choice Awards Advisory Committee, which includes several notable game industry leaders. The award is to honor those who have 

The 2023 Game Developers Conference will take place from March 20th until March 24th. Hosted in San Francisco, the week is about informing and educating professionals in the games industry. 

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