American audio engineer Jory Prum has passed away at the age of 41 due to injuries sustained in a serious motorcycle accident.
Jory Prum parents, Leslye Hein Prum and Sam Prum, posted the following on Facebook: “We are deeply heartbroken that our son, Jory Kyle Prum, passed away last night, April 22, 2016. We placed him in God’s hands and he was taken around 9 PM. We were by his side as he took his last peaceful breath and completed a 41 year life that was full of passion, love, music, technology, humor and generosity. As an international pioneer in video game audio, he touched thousands upon thousands of people around the world. Self-taught, he was a computer genius, as well as a consummate sound designer for film and video. He was unique – a one of a kind free spirit and Renaissance man that will be missed and kept forever in our hearts.”
Jory Prum was not only involved in creating soundscapes for more than 100 games at studios like LucasArts, Double Fine and Telltale Games, but also an integral part of the Norwegian game community.
Martin Kvale from Krillbite Studio posted a eulogy on website Designing Sound: “The last few years he had become crucial in the Norwegian game scene and been more than central to shaping up initiatives to support the growing industry and helping everyone out. To make our games sound as good as possible, he connected people through his huge network of friends, helped several local teams find perfect voice actors for their characters, designed sounds, edited music, implemented hooks, made suggestions, held talks and workshops. He was continuously present and immensely valuable to us as a professional in his field as well as a dear friend.”
We at Nordic Game considered Jory Prum a friend and will miss him greatly.