The New York Times has reported that Adam Adamowicz, artist and graphic designer for the popular video games Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim recently passed away from complications with lung cancer at age 43. For Fallout 3, Adamowicz created a post-apocalyptic Washington DC in 2277. The Times writes,
Mr. Adamowicz conceptualized virtually everything in Fallout 3: locations like a crumbling Washington Monument and coin-operated personal bomb shelters; items like the Pip-Boy 3000 — an electronic wrist computer that serves as a player’s conduit to menus, maps and other vital information — and the Fat Man, a weapon that launches miniature nuclear bombs; and monsters ranging from mutated naked mole rats to 30-foot-tall super mutant behemoths.
Fallout 3 included over 100 hours of playing scenarios and with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim sold over 15 million copies earning the software company Bethesda Softworks over $900 million.