Paul Pepera, co-founder of System Era and co-creator of Astroneer, passed away suddenly yesterday, March 27. He was 31 years old.
System Era Softworks shared the news on its blog. "Many knew Paul in this industry as an artistic tour de force. 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. Somewhere, maybe a star burns a little brighter. Safe travels, Paul. We miss and love you."
The Shacknews staff's condolences go out to Paul's friends and family.
Paul Pepera, third from right.