Anyone who considered themselves a gamer in the late 80's and 90's had heard of John Carmack. He, along with Jon Romero, was head programmer at id Software who became rather famous for their first-person shooters (just a couple of little games called Doom and Quake). Like all coders, however, he had to start somewhere. I've already taken a look at one of Mr. Romero's first games so now it's his fellow founder's turn, and while these aren't the very first games ever to be completed by Mr. Carmack, they were released in his early years as a coder and would go on to have much significance, for id Software and gaming generally.
Catacomb II (1990)
Look out for the second part of this feature where I'll take a look at the remaining Catacomb games which made the bold (in those days) switch to 3D. Coming soon!
Gameplay Video: Here's a look at the first few minutes of Catacomb :|