Stephen Hornback has passed away
#1 Posted 28 November 2016 - 02:05 PM
No doubt many here are familiar with Hornback for his work at Apogee/3D Realms as an artist on Rise of the Triad, Duke 3D, Shadow Warrior, and more. This is very sad news to hear.
Facebook post from 3DR with an obituary:
This post has been edited by Marphy Black: 28 November 2016 - 03:56 PM
#10 Posted 30 November 2016 - 07:27 AM
He did at least the first person weapons/items as far as I know.
RIP Stephen. I still remember him commenting on one of my Duke3D videos on YouTube many years ago.
#11 Posted 30 November 2016 - 11:32 AM
#12 Posted 02 December 2016 - 05:58 PM
"He worked with us when Deluxe Paint—also called Dpaint, thanks to the name of its .exe file— by Electronic Arts was the industry standard for creating game art," Miller continued. "By today's standards this was a primitive art tool and made working on art so much harder and more tedious relative to today's tools. Such were the times as the industry matured. One thing is for sure, his art did not suffer due to these older tools. And he went on to make much of the key art seen in Rise of the Triad and Duke Nukem 3D, among many other games. In fact, Duke's mighty kick was actually made by Stephen who digitally photographed his own leg, and then colorized it so that it became Duke's leg—the same leg that's kicked the ass of millions of pig cops."
Stephen Hornback is gone, but will never be forgotten. Not only will he live on in the thoughts and memories of those who knew him best, each and every title listed on his prodigious gameography cements his legacy.
"All of us who worked with you will miss you, Stephen," Scott Miller said. "You always kicked ass."
#13 Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:56 PM
Great stuff. Thanks. I almost never go to shacknews anymore (out of laziness) so glad to see such a meaningful effort put into a good dev.
This post has been edited by Sheder: 02 December 2016 - 08:57 PM