If you follow the indie game scene and love visual novels, you’re probably familiar with Coffee Talk. If you’re a fan of the game, you’ve probably heard of the death of its creator, Mohammad Fahmi, at the very young age of 32.
IGN SEA reports that his passing was first announced by his sister through her own Twitter account. Following news of his passing, Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, head of PlayStation Studios Malaysia, said the industry had “lost one of its brightest stars”.
Our industry has lost one of the brightest stars. Inasmuch as@fahmitsuwas someone who always inspired me. We met at the first Level Up KL where we discussed how we could develop the area together. No words can explain how great this kind and amazing soul is. I will really miss you. pic.twitter.com/eW3YxK3Fho
— Hasnul Hadi 💙 (@mistahasnul) March 28, 2022
Mohammad Fahmi was born on January 29, 1990 and started out in the video game industry as a programmer and designer at Gameloft. From there, he would transition his career from game developer to game journalist with Tech In Asia as editor of its games department.
He would later return to the game development side of the industry, joining Toge Productions, which Coffee Talk dated. Later, he will create his own studio, Pikselnesia, under which his next game What Comes After will be released. The studio is expected to release its next game, Afterlove EP, this year.
(Source: IGN MER, Hasnul Hadi Samsudin/Twitter)