Indie developer dies and makes his games free as a ‘farewell gift’

The independent developer Squid In A Boxwhose real name is Rob Haleunfortunately died at the beginning of August due to complications due to an incurable disease he was suffering from.

Following his death, as he writes PC Gamerits games – the twin-stick arcade shooters Waves And Waves 2: Notorious – have been returned downloadable for free on Steam as a “farewell gift”.

The news of Hale’s disappearance and the decision to return free his games was shared in an announcement by the missing man’s partner, CJ, on the forums Steam.

“It was something Rob was considering for the last couple of months when his situation got worse, so I hope this can be seen as a farewell gift for all those who have not yet played either of the two games “wrote CJ.

“In the years we were together, Rob was very passionate about the job and always did his best to create the best possible game”continues the message.

“This means that sometimes Rob was aiming for the moon and couldn’t, and unfortunately it means Waves 2 it will surely remain incomplete. But this does not take away my awe and the pride I have always had towards him, in seeing someone so dedicated to their profession ».

“So I hope that all of you out there, whoever you are and in whatever way Rob’s games have caught up with you, can at least keep a special place for the Waves chapters, and that they continue to give you many more hours of thrill, challenge and maybe also of frustration.

In the end, “Above all I hope you can continue to feel the passion and love that Rob has poured into these games even long after the pain of his disappearance will begin to fade “. The games can be downloaded here And here.

Our thoughts go out to Hale’s family and friends at this very difficult time: may he rest in peace.

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