11.04.2010 16:30 GMT
Today we are very sad to announce that this past week, one of the most beloved and talented developers on the team has passed away.
On April 8th, 2010, Jim Rogers (better known to the community as Rad) passed away after a long illness. Although he originally joined the Forgotten Hope team as a mapper, it soon became apparent he had tremendous skill both as a modeler and a skinner. Throughout the years, he contributed much to our mod, but his passion for modding went beyond the vehicles of World War 2. Rad created many of the things that make Forgotten Hope fun and unique, like the tractors and the teddy bear, which have become so iconic of our mod. He will be dearly missed. Below we have some pictures and testaments from a few of our devs.
Very sad news and a terrible loss. He was a great source of inspiration for all of the team back in the late days of FH1 and early days of FH2. Even though he never seemed to be able to get back to modding after his first long period of illness it is a sad thought to know that we will no longer see him anymore.
Very very sad news
It's fun because Rad joined us as mapper. He made FH1 Adak because, I think, he lived in the Aleutians when he was a kid. The map was impressive and had some nice statics, but we didn't know he was so good a skinner. Then he skinned some vehicle and our jaws dropped. Then everybody begged him for more skins and the old man was ranting all day. "I joined as mapper, dudes", haha.
Again, he will be dearly missed by all members of the dev team. You can view the original announcement about his passing on our public forums. Thank you.