“We just started talking about that. I was just talking to John about that yesterday, and we thought yeah, that makes sense,” said Nix. “Weâ€™ve just been busy with a few things, and just havenâ€™t gotten around to it, but itâ€™s good technology and it makes sense to license it out, so thatâ€™s probably something weâ€™ll start talking about. Cellphone and DS.”
The engine, written by legendary programmer John Carmack, is available on both mobile phones and the Nintendo DS. According to Nix, “a lot of people” who try to write their own engines for the two platforms are recreating the mistakes made on the PC and early consoles.
“When John started investigating this technology he said, â€˜I canâ€™t believe these are the same problems we were working with 10 years ago, and we solved those problems, but people are still doing it again!â€™” added Nix.
As the time of writing, there has been no official announcement of plans to license the engine.