Mobile Version of Wolfenstein Planned

15.11.2007 : 18:27
USA Today reports that id Software has announced "id Mobile", a new division of id with plans to develop mobile versions of its classic games Quake and Wolfenstein, as well as a sequel to the cellphone game hit, Doom RPG.
"We are operating on the assumption that mobile gaming has a potential for huge growth," says id co-founder John Carmack. "It's at a tipping point. Everybody has a phone, and almost every phone is powerful enough to do good games on it."

They expect the id name to help draw the attention of potential creative talent to a sector of the industry that's often considered "the ghetto of game development," Carmack says. "It's going to be easier to attract more people to work for a project when they are actually working for id."

The Mesquite, Texas, game maker is no mobile-game newcomer. Released two years ago, Doom RPG for cellphones has sold more than 1 million copies. Sales of last year's Orcs & Elves have topped 400,000. Both of those action games were co-developed by id with Fountainhead Entertainment, a company founded by Carmack's wife, Katherine Anna Kang. A former director of business development at id, she will now serve also as id Mobile's president.

Thanks: Planet Wolfenstein