QUAKECON 2012 Exclusive Interview: 40 minutes with Michael Abrash of Valve Software

At Quakecon 2012 we were fortunate enough to get an exclusive interview with Michael Abrash of Valve Software. In the interview was also a writer from Rock Paper Shotgun.

For those that don’t know… Michael Abrash is an esteemed computer programmer with a career spanning over 3 decades. He arrived in Dallas, Tx at this years Quakecon to speak with fellow geniuses John Carmack of Id Software and Palmer Luckey of Oculus. The subject: Virtual Reality. (You can watch the full 1 hour “Virtual Insanity” panel here.)


Here are some of Michael Abrash’s career highlights:

Quake engine/IDTech 2 co-author

-Graphics programming lead for Windows NT

-The Larrabee project

Pixomatic Rendering Technology


You can listen to the entire interview below. We cover topics including becoming a computer programmer, working with John Carmack on Quake, virtual reality, augmented reality and more!

Michael Abrash’s Official Blog 

 Valve Software Official Site

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