BAFTA to honour John Carmack

Posted March 25, 2016 by Conor Burke in News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bafta (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) has announced that at their British Academy Games Awards ceremony on April 7th, John Carmack will be given the Fellowship award.  The award is given annually at the Game Awards with some noticeable names among the past honourees include Nolan Bushnell, Peter Molyneux, Gabe Newell and even Rockstar Games.  The ceremony is held in London and presented by a self-proclaimed gamer, Irish comedian Dara O’Brian.

 

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Carmack is currently CTO at Oculus since joining them in 2013. He was lead programmer on videos games such as Wolfenstein 3D, Quake and of course, Doom. Not the original first person perspective game but without Doom, we wouldn’t have either Halo and Call of Duty.

Carmack is also famous for his pioneering work in 3D graphics and his influence and work can be seen in games from over the last 20 years.

The awards are live streamed on Twitch and for a full list of nominations click here.

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