The Fantastic Space Art Of Paul Pepera

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

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
Paul is third from right | Image: System Era
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“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.”

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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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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One of the true talents in the industry, such a nice guy, he left many beautiful artwork for us and inspired mostly everybody making 3D art nowadays. He was always giving a little push and words of incentive to many artists out there. Great human. Paul will be missed, a lot.