Death of Terry Pratchett (03-12-2015)

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett died yesterday at the age of 66. He invented the Discworld and took the opposite course of classic heroic-fantasy mostly defined by J.R.R Tolkien. He invented a kind of non-sense Monty Python-esque Heroic-Fantasy, and wrote close to a hundred books in his career.
The Discworld has been adapted four times in video in video games : Discworld, Discworld II, Discworld Noir and a text adventure called the Colour of Magic.
Discworld2But his humor and special take on Heroic-Fantasy has influenced many great Game Designers (as the Monty Python did). We can safely estimate that Monkey Islands’ games are to pirate stories what Terry Pratchett’s Discworld stories are to Tolkien’s Heroic-Fantasy. It’s pretty sure that Tim Shaffer, Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman were big fans of Terry’s work.
He left us with a really huge collection of great books to read, and we can only hope that Death is really as nice as he described him.
Let’s thank him for having made us discover that books could be a hilarious medium too.

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