John Carmack, id Software’s genius, won this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.
The programming mind behind Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake is set to receive his award on March 11th.
“It’s no exaggeration to say that John Carmack and id Software have had a monumental influence on all modern 3D games, but especially the first-person shooter genre,” said GDC boss Meggan Scavio in a statement.
“John is one of the key figures in the history of video games, and we’re delighted to be giving him the Lifetime Achievement award this year.”
Previous winners of the award include Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Sims creator Will Wright.