Quake II was released for PC 15 years ago yesterday, the Bethesda Blog has announced. In celebration of the anniversary, id Software's Tim Willits has shared some fun facts about the game.

  • Only three artists made all the 2D and 3D art for the entire game.
  • One of the original suggested names for QUAKE II was WOR, but the game's fast-paced, tactile feel felt closer to a QUAKE game than a new franchise.
  • 'The Edge' (Tim's favourite deathmatch level in QUAKE II or any other game), has over 50 trick jumps possible in the map. Tim only designed two of them, and the rest were discovered by the QUAKE II community.

Happy Birthday Quake II.

Quake II was the first game I played online, battling against horrific ping and my inability to shoot people in the head. Share your Quake II memories in the comments below.

Source: Bethblog