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Obituary: Jan Paul van Waveren, longtime id Software programmer

Word is spreading that longtime game developer Jan Paul van Waveren, who recently joined Oculus but spent years at id working on everything from Quake III Arena to Rage, has passed away.

Word is spreading that longtime game developer Jan Paul van Waveren has passed away.

The news was brought to Gamasutra's attention by a Twitter report from Oculus' John Carmack, who worked with van Waveren for many years at id Software and, more recently, at Oculus.

Jan Paul, aka Johannes van Waveren has a healthy list of credits in the game industry as a programmer and engineer on everything from Doom 3 to Rage to Wolfenstein: The New Order. However, he's often remembered best for his work on Quake III Arena and, specifically, its AI bot system.

This was actually van Waveren's first full-time job as a game developer; id Software reportedly hired him to work on the Quake III bots after he came to their attention creating bots for Quake and Quake II in his free time.

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