'''Quake''' is a video game by id Software released on June 22, 1996, which features music by [[Nine Inch Nails]]. Most versions of the game included 10 audio tracks from the game as standard CD-Audio files, so the game disc could be played in a CD player with the first track reserved for game data (which cannot be read by a CD player), and 10 additional tracks of music. Some versions of the game include shortened edits of the music tracks.
[[Trent Reznor]] was also responsible for the game's sound effects. Reznor became involved as the result of mutual fandom between himself and developers at id Software. He was a big fan of ''Doom'' and had sent tickets and backstage passes to developers, expressing an interest in working on ''Quake''.[https://books.google.com/books?id=pw0EAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false] It is notable that this [[Soundtracks|soundtrack]] contains [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambient_music ambient music], which Reznor went on to explore further with the ''[[Ghosts]]'' series and various scores created with [[Atticus Ross]]. It is also reminiscent of the dark ambient music of [[Coil]] . On September 16th, 2020, it was announced that the ''Quake'' 12" 2xLP would be available for sale via the [[nin.com]] store. Per [[John Crawford]] on [[Echoing the Sound]], it was confirmed that the release has the [[Null numbers|Null]] 0.5 release number. Historically, there was confusion as to whether the soundtrack was credited to NIN or Reznor alone, but this was cleared up by id Software designer American McGee[https://www.quaddicted.com/interviews/americanmcgee] and by the hype sticker on the 2020 vinyl edition. Reznor also posted the following, which was later removed: *NOTE WE DESIGNED THIS REISSUE TO INCLUDE A BOOKLET CONTAINING ESSAYS FROM ID SOFTWARE’S JOHN CARMACK AND AMERICAN MCGEE. A CERTAIN UNNAMED VIDEO GAME PUBLISHER MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO INCLUDE THIS IN THE PACKAGE, SO PLEASE HONOR THEIR WISHES BY NOT CLICKING [https://www.nin.com/john-carmak-american-mcgee/ HERE] TO EVEN SEE THE ESSAYS OR [https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2486/0276/files/QUAKE_essays_SEP15_FIN4_GRACoL_CL.pdf?v=1600226971 HERE] TO PRINT THE BOOKLET OUT FOR YOURSELF.
"Track 2" plays upon completion of each level when statistics are shown (time spent, secrets, kills)
A particular weapon in game play is the "nailgun" which can be reloaded by collecting ammo boxes decorated with the [[Logo History|NIN logo]]. Also, Reznor was the original choice for sound design on id Software's ''Doom 3'', but circumstances halted his involvement. Former NIN member
[[Chris Vrenna ]] composed the game's theme song.
The game's readme refers to [[Nothing Interactive]], an entity that has not been to referred to before or since.