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IN MEMORY: GAME INDUSTRY VETERAN PAUL STEED

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Paul H. Steed Memorial Fund

Wells Fargo, Lawrenceville, NJ
Account Number: 6378309709
Routing Number: 021200025


You can make donations at any Wells Fargo branch. For bank transfer details, contact Meggan Scavio.
On behalf of the staff of the Game Developers Conference and the GDC Advisory Board, we would like to share our deepest sympathies for Paul's family. A Memorial Fund has been set up to support his family in this tragic time and we encourage all those who knew him to contribute.

Paul served on the GDC Advisory board for many years and we will never forget the contribution he made to shape the event as well as the wry grin he carried with him wherever he went.

You are missed, Paul.

Meggan Scavio | General Manager, Game Developers Conference

Remembering Paul


"We like to tell ourselves that we're a young industry, but we're not so young anymore. This summer we've been confronted by our own mortality with the sudden death of Paul Steed, a pioneer of real-time 3D graphics who was an icon of the brash early days of the game business. He died on August 11th at the age of 48 and is survived by his wife and children.

Unlike most of us, Steed didn't labor in obscurity. If you were involved in games during the '90s whether as a professional or as a fan it was hard not to pay attention to Paul Steed. He worked on some of the seminal titles of the decade, notably the Wing Commander series and the Quake series. He produced the first demo for Xbox 360, presented a Game Career Seminar Keynote at the Game Developers Conference, and was a leading exponent of art outsourcing proving that he could remain topical for nearly two decades. Always outspoken and always controversial, he was not a typical game artist but he was the most public exemplar of what we do for people both inside and outside the business."

Steve Theodore | Undead Labs, GDC Advisory Board

 

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