Read this on a Facebook group and couldn’t believe it, hit me quite hard even though I never had any communication of any kind at all with the man.
Hard to put in context the impression he made on me, but suffice to say that Mental Hangover was draw dropping on first view. Not just because of the tracked loading changed the way demos were written, but the visuals were stunning, and Sami Vanhatalo (a.k.a Reward) was responsible for them.
From the golden eagle loading screen, to the blue chromish font to the stunning Mental Hangover logo.
By absolute coincidence, I was working on an updated version of that font for a production I was working on, but lost the will to carry on with it after reading the news of his passing.
Absolutely tragic, and a sad loss.