With a heavy heart we have to announce that Mohammad Fahmi, creator of the popular Barista visual novel coffee talk and a notable figure in the Indonesian game development scene, passed away over the weekend. He was 32 years old. A cause of death was not given at this time.
The news was confirmed on Twitter via Fahmi’s account, where he was a few days ago posted a video of his cat lovingly nibbling his left ear and paid tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkinswho died on March 25th. A tweet from his account on Sunday, written in Indonesian and reportedly from his sister, announced Fahmi’s tragic and untimely death.
Several people in the gaming industry have expressed their feelings about Fahmi’s death. Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail called Fahmi a “wonderful soul‘ while Roll7 Senior UI/UX Designer Anisa Sanusi said he was a ‘positive influence” for a lot of people. Also Hasnul Hadi, Head of PlayStation Studios Malaysia paid tribute to Fahmi on Twitter, who said the writer-designer is “one of the brightest stars” in the industry and a constant source of inspiration. Then there was guitarist and No straight roads Guest composer Az Samad, the dedicated a performance of a beautiful instrumental in memory of Fahmi.
Meanwhile, Toge Productions, the Indonesian indie studio, produced coffee talk, wrote a short and heartfelt tribute to Fahmi, who says he hopes all the good he created will “live on” with us forever. in one separate declaration IGNA spokesman for Toge Productions said the studio was “devastated” by the tragic news.
Fahmi was best known for designing and writing coffee talka narrative adventure game about a Barista throwing coffee to aliens and orcs in a fantastic Seattle. Accordingly his LinkedIn, Fahmi worked as a game designer at Gameloft for just over a year, where he was primarily responsible for debugging and maintaining game performance on mobile devices. Fahmi hopped around a bit and wrote a few editorial games as managing editor for Tech In Asia Indonesia before making his mark on the industry coffee talkwhich came out in January 2020. Fahmi left Toge Productions in December 2019 to go freelance under the name “Fahmitsu” and collaborated with Indonesian studio Pikselnesia on the spooky adventure game What comes after. Fahmi’s next game, a called a slice-of-life adventure After Love EP, was due to fall this summer, although its status after those events is unknown. In addition, Toge Productions is currently working on a sequel to coffee talkshould be out sometime this year.
kotaku has reached out to Toge Productions, his family and Pikselnesia for comment.
May Mohammad Fahmi rest in peace.
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