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Old 07 January 2022, 12:48   #1
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Stewart Gilray passed away yesterday

Stewart Gilray, the coder of Rubicon and Darkmere (amongst others) passed away yesterday after contracting Covid in December.

He was admitted to hospital on December 20th and had been in an induced coma for the past 9 days up until he passed yesterday morning.
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Old 07 January 2022, 13:02   #2
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Bad news, RIP

My condolences to his family and friends.

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Old 07 January 2022, 15:03   #3
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Shit, really sorry to hear that. I knew Stewart personally from my time in Aberdeen (when he worked in a computer shop by day, and coded bad demos for Fingerbobs on Atari ST by night...).

Had some good times in those years, he'll be missed.
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Old 07 January 2022, 15:21   #4
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Very sad news....
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Old 07 January 2022, 15:42   #5
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Sad Especially because Covid was involved. Was that the only thing he suffered from I wonder? It would make more sense if there was an additional underlying health issue.

So he was responsible for both Rubicon and Darkmere as a coder. I was curious why both games would have very similar graphical styles but I see quite some overlapping names in the coders and graphics artists in HOL. I guess the development company changed names along the way?

I like Rubicon, it feels like you are mostly killing bosses in that game. It is one of those rare games where they got the amount of shots you need to kill an enemy just right. Not too little, not a slog.

I wonder why the guy has white hair in the title screen but in the game itself looks like a thug with a bald head though That is one mean looking dude.
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Old 07 January 2022, 17:50   #6
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Sad Especially because Covid was involved. Was that the only thing he suffered from I wonder? It would make more sense if there was an additional underlying health issue.

So he was responsible for both Rubicon and Darkmere as a coder. I was curious why both games would have very similar graphical styles but I see quite some overlapping names in the coders and graphics artists in HOL. I guess the development company changed names along the way?

I like Rubicon, it feels like you are mostly killing bosses in that game. It is one of those rare games where they got the amount of shots you need to kill an enemy just right. Not too little, not a slog.

I wonder why the guy has white hair in the title screen but in the game itself looks like a thug with a bald head though That is one mean looking dude.
You can die of Covid without underlying issues, or if not vaccinated.
We have 2 scientists reknowned here in France who died of the covid, they were very healthy at 72 yo. They thought that the type of life (they were very sportive guys, and they looked physically Twice less than their real age.) would protect them against the covid. The covid just killed them, they were not protected against it.
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Old 07 January 2022, 17:57   #7
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Stewart Gilray, the coder of Rubicon and Darkmere (amongst others) passed away yesterday after contracting Covid in December.

He also was a fellow Atari scener (Caped Crusader/Fingerbobs) and made some nice demos.
Edit: looks like WayneK already mentioned that.

51 is way too young to die. :/
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Old 07 January 2022, 18:04   #8
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He also was a fellow Atari scener (Caped Crusader/Fingerbobs) and made some nice demos.
Edit: looks like WayneK already mentioned that.

51 is way too young to die. :/
way too young.
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Old 07 January 2022, 19:03   #9
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51 is way too young to die. :/
Sad indeed.
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Another great contributor to the fun we had during our teen years, so sad.
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Old 07 January 2022, 20:42   #11
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Really sad news

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Old 07 January 2022, 20:45   #12
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Sad news, indeed! May he rest in peace...
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Old 07 January 2022, 21:18   #13
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Old 07 January 2022, 23:20   #14
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That is so sad, my condolences.
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Old 07 January 2022, 23:34   #15
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condolences to his family, as others said, 51 and under just isnt the age anyone should be passing away.
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Old 08 January 2022, 02:44   #17
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Very sad news. We had a COVID death in the family early last year and it has been difficult to come to terms with it. I hope his family will have lots of love and support around them.
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Old 08 January 2022, 05:09   #18
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My condolences. Very sad to hear.
Covid is everywhere. Some people have had it with no effects or symptoms at all. Very scary indeed.
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Very sad, everyone here had covid for the last 2 weeks with only cold symptoms. RIP, I'll play Sniper Elite VR and his Amiga games as a tribute.
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My condolences. RIP
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