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id's Former Linux Guy Joins Another Game Company

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Published on 03 July 2012 08:56 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Timothee Besset (a.k.a. "TTimo") left id Software earlier this year. For years Timothee was id's main "Linux guy" responsible for the ports of Doom 3, Quake 4, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, and other Linux and Mac OS X titles. It's now been shared that Timothee is joining another game company due to his Linux and OS X experience.

Unfortunately he's not a Valve Linux hire but rather he's joined Frozen Sand. Frozen Sand is the company behind Urban Terror, one of the many ioquake3 open-source shooter games available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

In January when he left id Software, Bessett said he was joining a small gaming start-up in Texas that wasn't FPS or eSports related. Now, however, he seems to be onto Frozen Sand.

TTimo has shared on Twitter, "I played [Urban Terror] for several years. It's one of those few games that just 'feel right' to me."

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