It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we should report that Mohammad Fahmi, the creator of the beloved barista visible novel Coffee Talk and a notable determine within the Indonesian sport improvement scene, handed away over the weekend. He was 32 years outdated. A reason behind demise hasn’t been specified right now.
The information was confirmed on Twitter by way of Fahmi’s account, the place just a few days in the past he posted a video of his cat lovingly munching on his left ear and paid tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died on March 25. A tweet from his account on Sunday, which was written in Indonesian and reportedly got here from his sister, introduced Fahmi’s tragic and premature demise.
Multiple video games trade of us have shared their emotions on Fahmi’s passing. Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail known as Fahmi a “wonderful soul,” whereas Roll7 senior UI/UX designer Anisa Sanusi mentioned he was a “positive influence” for many individuals. PlayStation Studios Malaysia head Hasnul Hadi additionally paid tribute to Fahmi on Twitter, saying that the writer-designer was “one of many brightest stars” within the trade and a relentless supply of inspiration. Then there was guitarist and No Straight Roads visitor composer Az Samad, who dedicated a performance of a beautiful instrumental to Fahmi’s reminiscence.
Meanwhile Toge Productions, the Indonesian indie studio which produced Coffee Talk, wrote a brief and heartfelt tribute to Fahmi, saying it hopes all the nice he’s created will “stay on” with us endlessly. In a separate assertion to IGN, a Toge Productions spokesperson mentioned the studio was “devastated” by the tragic information.
Fahmi was finest recognized for designing and writing Coffee Talk, a story journey sport a couple of barista slinging espresso to aliens and orcs in a fantastical Seattle. According to his LinkedIn, Fahmi served as a sport designer at Gameloft for somewhat over a 12 months, the place he was largely answerable for debugging and sustaining sport efficiency on cell units. Fahmi bounced round for a bit, performing some editorial video games writing as a managing editor for Tech In Asia Indonesia, earlier than placing his stamp on the trade with Coffee Talk, which got here out in January 2020. Fahmi left Toge Productions in December 2019, going impartial beneath the moniker “Fahmitsu” and dealing with the Indonesian studio Pikselnesia on the ghostly journey sport What Comes After. Fahmi’s subsequent sport, a slice-of-life journey known as After Love EP, was slated to drop this summer season, although its standing within the wake of those occasions is unknown. Additionally, Toge Productions is presently engaged on a sequel to Coffee Talk, set for launch someday this 12 months.
Kotaku reached out to Toge Productions, his household, and Pikselnesia for remark.
May Mohammad Fahmi relaxation in peace.