Thursday, September 16, 2010

relic developed dies, game community supports widow and unborn child

so Brian Wood, a developer from relic was killed by an allegedly drunk driver, which sucks ass. but he is also survived by a pregnant wife, who according to an article, was saved because he spun his car at the last moment so drunk driver hit his side of the car instead of hitting them head on.

the story does get brighter: after relic put news about his death on their website and thousands of gamers sent in condolences and donations to help his wife and child. i think that's pretty rad. most of these gamers probably didn't know this guy's name until he died, but they played his games, and then the paid it forward.

i don't think my industry would do the same.

anyway, his trust is here: http://www.brianwoodmemorialtrust.com/ and you can visit Relic at www.relic.com

i never played any of his games, and i'm broke, so i didn't donate, but i do send my condolences.

RIP Brian, alas, i never knew ye.