Quake engine

The Quake engine is the game engine developed by id Software to power their 1996 video game Quake. It featured true 3D real-time rendering and is now licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License

After release, it immediately forked, as did the level design. Much of the engine remained in Quake II and Quake III Arena. The Quake engine, like the Doom engine, used binary space partitioning (BSP) to optimise the world rendering. The Quake engine also used Gouraud shading for moving objects, and a static lightmap for nonmoving objects.

Historically, the Quake engine has been treated as a separate engine from its successor id Tech 2. The codebases for Quake and Quake II (id Tech 2) were separate GPL releases.

Active(Linux) source ports and derivatives:


Citadel is a faithful remake of the original game System Shock created in 1994 by Looking Glass Studios.
Popularity: 5

Blood Omnicide

Blood Omnicide: A project to recreate computer game Blood Omen: Legacy Of Kain in 3D.
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ChaosEsque Anthology

Release 117zs 10 Mar 2018
ChaosEsque Anthology is a first person shooter.
Gamers: 3
Rating: 3.3
Popularity: 0


by Valve
Steam only
As Gordon Freeman, a young research associate in the Anomalous Materials Laboratory of the Black Mesa Federal Research Facility, your...
Gamers: 13
Rating: 7.2
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Retro Blazer

In the vast labyrinth of ARK Island, once elder now Tyrannical Warlord, Lokahndril, has used the island's ancient mainframe entity...
Gamers: 4
Rating: 6.2
Popularity: 0

Vore Tournament

0.7 19 Mar 2012
A furry vore game forked from the Nexuiz project.
Rating: 2
Popularity: 0

Blood (Transfusion)

1.05 Beta2 4 May 2007
You are Caleb, and you are a bad, bad man.
Gamers: 1
Rating: 2
Popularity: 0

HeXen II

HeXen II was the first game from an outside developer to ship with Quake engine technology.
Gamers: 6
Rating: 5.3
Popularity: 0

Steel Storm: Burning Retribution

2.00.02966 5 Dec 2011
Steel Storm: Burning Retribution (a.
Gamers: 12
Rating: 7
Popularity: 0


0.8.2 1 Apr 2017
Xonotic is a fast paced free, open-source first person shooter (arena style) licensed under the GNU General Public License.
Gamers: 33
Rating: 8.1
Popularity: 3


Rage through 32 single player levels and 6 deathmatch levels of sheer terror and fully immersive sound and lighting.
Gamers: 9
Rating: 7.3
Popularity: 0

Nexuiz Classic

2.5.2 28 Sep 2009
Nexuiz Classic (formerly known as “Nexuiz”) is a 3D deathmatch game that has been in development since the summer of 2002.
Gamers: 15
Rating: 7.1
Popularity: 0