Mike Berlin, a veteran in the manufacturing industry who co-founded Blank, Berlyn & Co., now known as Bend Studio, died this week at the age of 73.
Berlyn joined Sentient Software, 989 Studios, EA e Activision, and developed games such as Zork, Altered Destiny, and the graphic adventure Suspended: A Cryogenic Nightmare.
Despite having only worked on two games of the same, namely 1993's Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind and 1996's Bubsy 3D.
Berlyn and Marc Blank founded Blank, Berlyn & Co., later known as Eidetic and now known as Bend Studio, one of the PlayStation Studios teams. He left the company during the development of Siphon Filter due to his dissatisfaction with the gaming landscape at the time and the nature of the project.
Berlyn also had a brief stint as a novelist, including The Integrated Man and Crystal Phoenix, and his final book by him in the 1990s.
Let's express our condolences to Berlyn's family and friends.