'''Quake''' is a video game by id Software released on June 22, 1996, which features music by [[Nine Inch Nails]]. Historically, there was confusion as to whether the soundtrack was credited to NIN or [[Trent Reznor]] alone, but this was cleared up by id Software designer American McGee[https://www.quaddicted.com/interviews/americanmcgee] and by the 2020 vinyl edition. Reznor was also responsible for the game's sound effects.
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.
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]].
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.