The id founders, John Carmack, John Romero, Tom Hall, and Adrian Carmack (no relation to John), were all working for a software company named Softdisk in Shreveport, Louisiana when they decided to start working on their own games on the side, and ultimately quit to found id. Their new company started in Shreveport (with their games distributed by Texas-based Apogee, whose founder Scott Miller had written some text-mode game programs for Softdisk), and moved to Wisconsin (Tom Hall's home) for a brief period before settling in Dallas (only a three hour drive from Shreveport, where they started).