Tim Willits (Bizkaia Award)
Former director of id Software, currently Chief Creative Officer at Sabre Entertainment
Tim Willits will always be linked to the Doom and Quake franchises. A computer science and business graduate of the University of Minnesota, Willits joined id Software in 1995 as game designer after impressing the studio owners (legends themselves, even then, like John and Adrian Carmack, John Romero and Tom Hall) with some Doom levels he had designed and distributed for free on the Internet.
Willits’ professional career also includes his design work for the Quake franchise, Doom 3, and his work as director of Rage. In 2013 he assumed the role of Studio Director, leading the studio in its reboot of DOOM in 2016, Rage 2, Quake Champions and the upcoming Doom Eternal.