Thursday, September 9, 2010

Brian Wood Memorial Fund Opened for Surviving Family Members

Brian Wood, the Company of Heroes Online lead developer for Relic Entertainment, was killed in a head-on collision Friday night. His wife of five years, Erin, who is 6 months pregnant, survived the accident, only because "(Brian) braked really hard and turned right so that he would be put in the path of the SUV and not me and the baby, and that is the only thing that saved us both." She also said that "all the policeman say that if we had hit the car head-on all of us would be dead."

You have a widowed, pregnant wife of a 33-year old game developer who is "hospitalized but in improving condition".

A family friend, Szymon Mazus from Radical Entertainment, helped set up a memorial fund, which can be accessed here: The Brian Wood Memorial Trust.

I just came out of unemployment. I'm selling various things around the house to make credit card payments and much-needed car repairs. She lost her husband, who sacrificed himself to save her and his child. I'm giving whatever I can once these eBay listings are done. Give whatever you can to help her out.

You can read more about the entire situation over at Kotaku.