Remembering Shawn

January 18 marks a memorable day for many in the Game Maker Community.

It was on this day one year ago that well-known game developer Shawn “Shawn64” Noel took his life through suicide (with the news appearing on GMC the following day).

Most of his games carried a violent theme (including the well known Jetz series), with a few exceptions (such as Mini Golf Pro). It was through these games that he attracted legions of fans.

Even though a year has passed, many members of the Game Maker Community still carry this note in their signatures. He has left behind a legacy that won’t soon be forgotten.

R.I.P. Shawn Noel
(1988-2006)

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8 Responses

  1. I didn’t even know…i’ve been away from the GMC for over a year…i was wondering where he was…now i hear this…sad…why? 😦

  2. R.I.P SHAWN
    I have the minigolf GM6 file which I’m not going to share
    again, R.I.P Shawn

  3. Eek, it’s been a year already?

  4. I might be creating mini golf 2!!! 🙂

  5. wow, this really shows how connected i am with the other people who use GM, i thought i wouldnt be sad about this, but i am.

  6. I believe one of his games was published in Game Informer, a famous video game magazine, as one of the top 10 best downloadable games ever a few moths ago. Now his website has been un-hacked and is owned by his step-father.

  7. Rest in peace Noel, we’ll always remember you. I hope you’re happy you inspired so many people to start making games 🙂

  8. I want to invest in an excellent Wp theme. 1 under $200 with no annual fee. Any recommendations?

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