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Gamers Are Paying Their Respects To Dev Who Made Their Games Free When They Passed Away

Gamers Are Paying Their Respects To Dev Who Made Their Games Free When They Passed Away

Fans are paying their respects in Waves' Steam page review section, following the developers tragic passing.

Earlier this month, indie developer Rob Hale sadly passed away as a result of cancer complications. Better known as Squid In A Box, Hale’s parting gift was to make both Waves and Waves 2: Notorious free to play on Steam.

Hale’s partner CJ took to a Steam forum to announce Hale’s passing. CJ wrote, “This was something Rob was considering anyway within the past two months as their health entered into more substantial difficulties, so I hope this can be seen as a parting gift to all those out there that haven’t yet played either of these games.”

Waves is an arcade twin-stick shooter, first released back in 2011. The follow-up, Waves 2: Notorious was later released in 2015. As reported by Kotaku, since the news of Hale’s passing broke, fans have been taking to Steam’s review section to pay their tributes to the developer.

User Slayer wrote, “RIP Rob. I hope you’re in a better place.” Casho333 added, “RIP developer, and thank you for the very generous decision to make this excellent game free to honour their memory.” Abdo_mmka said, “RIP Rob. You made a really cool chill game,” with TheSpittingCobra writing, “Super fun twin-stick shooter. Much love and respect to its creator. Rest in peace brother.” GAMINGbible once again extends its condolences.

Featured Image Credit: Squid In A Box

Topics: Indie Games, Steam, PC