Tim Willits

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Tim Willits
Occupation Creative Director, id Software

Tim Willits is the creative director and former co-owner of video game developer id Software.

Early life[edit]

Willits is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a former member of the University of Minnesota Army ROTC program. Willits was the battalion cadet-command sergeant major (C/CSM) during his junior year and attended ROTC Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington during the summer between his junior and senior years of college. After an injury during the summer, Willits completed two rotations, being assigned to both the first and seventh cadet regiments during that summer. He held the rank of cadet-major (C/MAJ) during his senior year and was assigned as the battalion training officer.[citation needed]


Tim Willits joined id Software in 1995 after impressing the owners and development team with DOOM levels he forged in his spare time and distributed free over the Internet. Willits has worked on Strife, The Ultimate Doom, Quake, Quake II, Quake III Arena, Quake III: Team Arena and Doom 3.

Willits was lead designer on Doom 3, and executive producer on Quake 4. He was creative director on Rage, and most recently on Quake Live.


He was referenced in the Doom movie as Dr. Willits.[1]


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