Video: The Lagacy of iD

Game developers iD Software pioneered the first-person shooter genre with PC games like Wolfenstein 3D and Doom.

I still remember the first time I saw Doom, which happened during a church group event at my pastor’s house, of all places. His son showed off a Star Wars title and Doom on his PC, and I couldn’t believe somebody actually made a game where players could shoot demons while viewing the action from the perspective of somebody holding a gun. I thought the concept was wild, if not transgressive. (Although I wouldn’t have used “transgressive” anytime soon after the game’s 1993 release.)

The company’s newest project is Rage, another FPS set in a dystopian world. The developers and publishers at Bethesda Softworks today released “The Legacy of Id,” the first behind the scenes video for Rage.

Rage is scheduled for an Oct. 4 release for PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.