Former online game developer and Bend Studio co-founder Michael Berlyn has handed away aged 73. Berlyn bravely fought most cancers for various years. Information of his dying was shared by business veterans and fellow builders.
Michael Berlyn’s Eidetic turned Bend Studio in 2000
Berlyn had been within the business for a very long time earlier than he co-founded Eidetic, which later turned Bend Studio upon being acquired by Sony (then Sony Computer Entertainment). He created Busby the Bobcat, and launched his first PlayStation sport – Busby 3D – in 1996.
Eidetic was then tasked with making Syphon Filter video games, throughout which Berlyn left the business.
“He was at all times a kick within the pants, humorous, considerate, clever, and an excellent human being,” said former Bend Studio veteran John Garvin. 3D Realms and Apogee co-founder George Broussard wrote that he was influenced by Berlyn’s work on Infocom journey video games within the 80s and that he helped pioneer PC gaming.
Again in 2005, Berlyn instructed Game Developer (then Gamasutra) that he left his personal firm as a result of he discovered Syphon Filter’s content material troubling. He later returned to the business and made various interactive experiences and video games for Home windows and cellular units.
Our ideas exit to Berlyn’s household and family members.