is a first-person shooter video game and was released by id Software
in 1996. It was the first game in the popular Quake series of video games.
To improve the quality of online play, id Software released QuakeWorld
on December 17, 1996, a build of Quake that featured significantly revamped network code.
In December 1999, John Carmack of id Software released the server and client source code of Quake and QuakeWorld under the GNU General Public License as a Christmas present to the world, and this spawned a plethora of 21st century updates to the game. With the source code released, Quake has branced off in several modern clients which each brings various features and improvements.
In 2007 Quake was honored at the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards
for advancing the art form of user modifiable games.
Many years after its original release, Quake is still regarded by many critics as one of the greatest and most influential games ever made. It is considered even today by many die-hard players to be the best multiplayer game with it's fast paced action and fun gameplay.