This celebrity goo was created by player Dan Donovan.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, category, and difficulty, wrote the clue, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Monday, September 16, 2002 (part of Round XVII)

category: Games

clue: It's fair to say that this heretic was the first person-shooter.

explanation: Romero was a computer game designer often credited with inventing the "first-person shooter" genre. He created or co-created Doom, Heretic, Hexen, Daikatana, Quake, Wolfenstein 3-D, and others. Heretic was directly mentioned in the clue, and the boxes for Doom II and Daikatana were visible on the shelf behind Romero in the photograph. He was the son of director George Romero. more…

solved by: Matthew Preston, Aaron Fischer, and Kelly Stokes

trivia: Recognizing the box for Doom II and knowing that it was published by iD software, two players guessed virtually the entire main staff of the company, not knowing that Romero no longer worked there.


Similar Goos

Douglas Adams

This author of travel guides revealed the answer to his own goo... 42? Go »

Nathan Drake

Not quite Indiana Jones, but many ancient lands off the charts were explored. Go »

Daniel Owsen

He didn't just translate most of the Legend of Zelda games: His voice was among the very first speaking English to appear in any video game, assuring players that the galaxy is at peace. Go »

Satoshi Tajiri

After he worked on Mario and Zelda, his childhood love of insect-collecting inspired him to create what became one of Nintendo's biggest franchises. Go »

Blathers

No, no! That's not necessary. I must insist we leave it in the container. I confess I am not overly fond of this goo. Go »

Master Chief

Faceless, but not fearless, this angel took the XBOX by storm. Go »