With Industry Giants starting tomorrow, I found myself growing more excited as I viewed videos from 2011. Last year at Industry Giants, I was privileged to interview some epic artists and film/game icons, as posted yesterday when I got to interview Allan McKay (scroll down for video) . A check on my life’s bucket list was interviewing John Carmack who agreed to do an interview that was quite out of the norm for him.
I thought it would be fun to do an interview with John Carmack that was not about what he does, but who he is, which goes along with the new series I have called Level Up IRL in which I interview people in the industry about their lives outside of work.
Here Carmack talks about growing up, school, his heroes, cars, kids, and all kinds of wonderful things we normally do not get to see in the rocket building, game revolutionizing, tech genius. Hearing the enormously successful legend talk about what he found challenging and how he thought he fell short at certain times is just not something we often hear. I hope you enjoy the glimpse into John Carmack’s life.