Video games have been around for over half a century, but sadly that means many of their creators have passed away since the dawn of the media. Every year, more and more creators who worked on classic video games played in arcades around the world, as well as on consoles in the home, leave behind a wonderful legacy.
In 2019, numerous people associated with the gaming industry passed away, and while you may have heard some of their names mentioned on the news, not all of them received such recognition.
That's a shame, seeing as each and every member of a development team plays an important role in bringing a video game to life. Whether it's someone who worked in the art department, provided sound editing, wrote a story and campaign, or the person who designed the background art, no game would be complete without all of the talented people working on it behind the scenes.
It's unfortunate, but the world can't keep our entertainers around forever, and there were more than a few gaming giants who passed in 2019. These ten individuals worked on products that brought joy and entertainment to millions, and they will be missed.
Jonathan is a graphic artist, illustrator, writer, and game designer. Jonathan retired from the U.S. Army in 2017 and enjoys researching and writing about history, science, theology, and many other subjects. He writes for ScreenRant, CBR, NerdBastards, Listverse, Ranker, WhatCulture, and many other sites online. You can check out his latest on Twitter: @TalkingBull or on his blog: jonathanhkantor.com