Game Designer Kenji Eno Has Died at Age 42

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Kenji Eno, musician and game designer, passed away yesterday at the age of 42. He died of heart failure, induced by high blood pressure, reports The Asahi Shimbun.

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Eno was perhaps best known for the survival horror game D, released in 1995 for the Sega Saturn, and its sequel. He was also famous for his scores, and he composed music for his own games as well as games for other designers, like Sega Rally 2. More recently, Eno worked on iOS game Newtonica and WiiWare title Kimi to Boku to Rittai.

Besides creating games and writing music, Eno also founded the game studio known as WARP, which employed a young Fumito Ueda, who would go on to design Ico.

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From creating unique video games to designing digital money payment systems for vending machines, Eno was involved in a variety of activities. He will be missed.

ゲームクリエーター飯野賢治さん死去 「Dの食卓」作者 [Asahi Shimbun]

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This is really sad, and learning that he died from high blood pressure just makes it worse, since so many people suffer from this condition. That's why it's so important to get a checkup once in a while, especially for a good deal of us gamers.

I love Sega Rally 2, and though I miss the "Game Over Yeah!" from the previous installment, it's always a blast to play.