Artist Paul Pepera, who worked for companies like id, Valve, and 343 Industries, passed away suddenly on March 27.

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One of the co-founders of Astroneer developers System Era, Pepera worked on games like Halo 4 and Red Orchestra 2.

Paul is third from right | Image: System Era

“Many knew Paul in this industry as an artistic tour de force”, a statement on System Era’s site says. “His talent left an imprint on this game industry that inspired countless others. He was one quarter of our founding team, and a boundless source of inspiration and beauty. Most of all to us, he was a warm and compassionate close friend.”

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You can see more of Paul’s art at his personal site. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.


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