Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

News of the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs spread quickly today via Twitter, with video game developers, designers and executives mourning the loss of the software and hardware visionary. They offered brief, somber reactions to Jobs' passing showing the breadth of his influence and impact.

Jobs' friends, admirers and even his business rivals took a quick moment to remember his contributions to technology, our lives and their respective careers. Most seemed simply sad to learn of Jobs passing at 56 years old, others expressed their gratitude and respect for his work. It's truly impressive to see the broad impact that Jobs' ideas had on video game creatives and tech giants.


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Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

John Carmack, id Software

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

Cliff Bleszinski, Epic Games

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

Dylan Jobe, Lightbox Studios

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

Ken Levine, Irrational Games

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

John Drake, Harmonix

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

Chandana Ekanayake, Uber Entertainment

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

David Jaffe, Eat Sleep Play

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

Ed Boon, NetherRealm Studios

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

Jeff Green, PopCap Games

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

Mark Rein, Epic Games

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

Donald Mustard, Chair Entertainment

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

Pete Hines, Bethesda Softworks

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

John Romero, co-founder of id Software

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

George Broussard, 3D Realms

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

Sony Corporation

Video Game Creatives and Giants Offer Brief, Somber Tribute to Steve Jobs

Yasumi Matsuno, Level-5 ("Too young at 56," he says, tweeting that he'd teared up.)