We've played their games, or at least, played a game that was influenced by one of their games. These designers created products that engaged our minds sometimes for days, weeks, months, and nowadays, years! They've truly impacted our lives, even if indirectly. Their contributions to video games form the very fabric in which today's game industry is woven.
This site is dedicated to the men and women that gave us years of entertainment, happiness, and sometimes just some good old relief from stress. They are the sometimes forgotten folk heroes of the video game world. Each of them installed their essence into their games, and hence, the gaming universe as a whole. And we all get a little dose of their magic every time we pick up a controller or keyboard.
A long time ago, a friend of mine told me that she would sometimes walk around the cemetery just speaking the names she read on tombstones. She felt that somehow, by doing that, it was a way of saying "You are remembered."
Wow. Some of those gravestones were over a hundred years old. If it wasn't for someone here and now immortalizing them with only their words, they may have been forever lost in that stitch of time.
There's just something about not being remembered that's disheartening. Maybe it's because we all want to mean something to someone else. I guess that's where the inspiration for this website comes from: Our friends, relatives, and others we don't know, can live on through our remembrance of their legacy. What they've left behind, we bring forward.
"Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them" -George Eliot
For those fallen game designers who have contributed to my life:
You Are Remembered.
And, Thank You for the choices you made in your life that brought fulfillment to mine.