Al Evans Passed Away

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Al Evans Passed Away

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Al Evans, creator of Cap'n Magneto, passed away recently.

Richard Moss's twitter is a good place to find a few remembrances: https://twitter.com/MossRC

Evans was featured in several of Moss's books on video games. I'll post an obituary if I can find one.
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For posterity (and more easily finding said remembrances), here's the specific Twitter thread I created: https://twitter.com/MossRC/status/1554662299222568960

Several people replied or quote-tweeted with their memories of Al and/or Cap'n Magneto, a couple of highlights being Glenda Adams reminiscing about Al from the BBS days and YouTuber Gruz getting excited that Al had kept a letter he'd sent in about Cap'n Magneto as a kid. I also included a few pictures of things he sent me when I interviewed him.
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Thanks for sharing that, Richard.

Have you come across an obituary of Al? It would be nice to read more about his life outside of his work on this game.
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I searched when I posted my Twitter thread and couldn't find anything, although it's possible that something has been published since then.

But his family posted this lovely mini-obituary on Facebook that talks a bit about his life. Beyond that, there's also some info (and photos!) in the Austin American-Statesman's 2021 article about Al and his beloved little game.
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