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id Software co-founder John Carmack to receive BAFTA Fellowship

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will honor id Software co-founder John Carmack with a BAFTA Fellowship at this year's awards ceremony. 

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will honor id Software co-founder John Carmack with a BAFTA Fellowship at this year's awards ceremony

The Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA, recognizing an individual's outstanding contribution to film, television, or video games. 

Currently unraveling the mysteries of virtual reality at Oculus, Carmack is best known for programming genre-defining titles such as Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake during his time at id. 

The legendary programmer has also invested time and money into a number of games charities and communities, and is a staunch supporter of open source software.

“Receiving a BAFTA Fellowship is a great honor. Over the course of my career, I’ve remained passionate about the potential for engineering and technology improvements to expand the range of human creativity," said Carmack. 

"Graphics, networking, extendable platforms, and now virtual reality; each has enabled magnificent new things that delight millions of people. I am as excited about the future today as I was when I started."

Previous recipients of BATFA's Fellowship include Gabe Newell, Peter Molyneux, and Shigeru Miyamoto

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