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Kelly Turner, 43, a video game producer, died of multi-systemic organ failure on Saturday, September 18th.

Turner started in the game industry as a programmer at the ...

Simon Carless, Blogger

September 21, 2005

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Kelly Turner, 43, a video game producer, died of multi-systemic organ failure on Saturday, September 18th. Turner started in the game industry as a programmer at the coin-op division of Atari in 1984, working on titles such as Championship Sprint, Arcade Classics, and Badlands at the seminal firm. Over the last 20 years, he worked in virtually every aspect of development and production at companies that included, in addition to Atari, P.F. Magic, Virgin Interactive, Rhythm & Hues, The 3DO Company and Eidos. He most recently joined videogame maker Point of View in Irvine, CA. Turner had been involved with the Producers Guild of America New Media Council for two years, most recently as Vice Chair, and was a guest of the Classic Gaming Expo on at least one occasion. He is survived by his partner, Tom Grissinger; and his extended family. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, to make a donation to the Producers Guild of America, Kelly Turner Memorial Fund.

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Simon Carless

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Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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