I’m 13 months late, but I just caught wind that he passed away on Nov. 8, 2018.
He was an important figure for us Looking Glass and Thief fans.
I hope the silence about it from everybody means he wished his passing to go unremarked, because as an outsider it as struck me as odd. No mention of his games industry work in his obituary.
a drink to the “Captain”!
He was QA Manager and Website guy for Thief: The Dark Project.
Then he was friggin’ Project Leader on Thief Gold and Thief II: The Metal Age. The lore refers to [Captain] Pearsall in a few places, including the one-time misspelling of “Pearsal”.
The Blooper Reel was his idea. He was fond of the Scouting Orbs. He was a real stargazer, so of course I think of him now with all the telescopes and observatories in the trilogy, and the Stargazer’s Journal in Life of the Party.
He contributed to Terra Nova: Strikeforce Centauri, and British Open Golf.
He was OtherSide’s Startup guy, and got the sites running.