Evening in the Woods developer and co-creator Alec Holowka has died.
Final week, Depression Quest creator Zoe Quinn accused Alec of abuse for the duration of their partnership. The two members of Evening in the Woods’ inventive group, Scott Benson and Bethany Hockenberry, cut ties with Alec following the allegations and cancelled an Infinite Ammo project.
On Saturday, news of his death was reported by his sister Eileen Mary Holowka. Alec and Eileen had been functioning collectively to create a game named Project Potato.
She mentioned, ‘Those who know me will know that I think survivors and I have usually carried out anything I can to help survivors, these suffering from mental illnesses, and these with chronic illnesses.’
‘Alec was a victim of abuse and he also spent a lifetime battling mood and character issues. I will not pretend that he was not also accountable for causing harm, but deep down he was a particular person who wanted only to present people today care and kindness. It took him a whilst to figure out how.’
‘Over the final handful of years, with therapy and medication, Alec became a new particular person — the exact same particular person he’d usually been but without having any of the darkness,’ she mentioned. ‘Obviously, modify is a slow course of action and it wasn’t ideal, but he was functioning towards rehabilitation and a improved life.’ She thanked the regional Manitoba crisis solutions and close friends that had supported Alec more than the final week just before his death.
‘We attempted our finest to help Alec, but in the finish he had felt he had lost as well a lot,’ she wrote. Eileen added that her brother wished the finest for Quinn and other individuals, and asked, ‘don’t use our grief as an excuse to harass people today.’ Her account has because been created private.
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