Just a week ago we were mourning the death of Russell Lees, writer of Assassin’s Creed, and unfortunately today we are forced to give you another bad news: at the age of 57 a veteran of the
McLaughlin was head of art at 22cans, a studio founded in 2012 by Peter Molyneux, with whom he worked in Curiosity, Godus and The Trial. His career started 30 years ago: with Bulfrogg Productions he contributed, among others, to Theme Park and Dungeon Keeper, while in the three lustres he spent in Lionhead he participated in the creation of games like Black &
The figures of the industry have dedicated a thought to McLaughlin, all of whom his long-time colleague and friend Molyneux: “Paul entered my life in 1990, when he became Bullfrog’s employee number 4. He was the first real gaming artist I ever met in my life. It immediately became priceless, an essential part of many titles I have worked on. It has made a difference on Powermonger, Syndicate, Magic Carpet, Theme Park and Dungeon Keeper. Then, when Lionhead was born, not only did she drive Black & White, The Movies and Fable, but she also helped run the company. A great artist, a wonderful mentor and inspirer. Paul was the cornerstone of my life. He was a professional, moral and fun person who had the ability to approach each situation in a fair and sensitive way. His inheritance will be perceived and observed for a long, long time.”
Paul McLaughlin leaves a wife and three children, who are most deeply condolences.