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March 07, 2005

A great loss

The Australian Game Development community has suffered a tragic loss.

Adam Lancman, one of the pioneers of the games industry in Australia, passed away on Saturday night. Adam was a true believer in what the Aussie industry could do and he fearlessly went out there to drive our industry forwards.
Adam was my boss, and friend, for 10 years at Melbourne House. One of the first times I ever met Adam was at the 1994 company Xmas party just before I joined the company, where if memory serves correct he was dressed as Carmen Miranda. I knew right then and there that this was going to be a great place to work.
I've drunk many a rusty-nail over the years with Adam, on three different continents, and I'm going to miss him greatly. He was much too young to be taken from us, I wish he'd been given a continue option in his game of life.

Some photos of Adam in my gallery:

Update, I've moved the photos to this location - feel free to send me photos of Adam to add to the gallery

Posted by Zaph at March 7, 2005 10:59 AM

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