2-D Ocarina of Time Creator Dies in Car Accident

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Last November we posted an article about efforts to transform The Ocarina of Time into something more along the lines of A Link to the Past complete with 16-bit graphics and all the trimmings.

Tonight I noticed this article over at Kotaku notifying readers that Richard (aka Dampe), the creator of the 2-D project, perished Friday night in a tragic automobile accident. The family has requested that the site hosting the 2-D Ocarina of Time project be taken down.

What Richard (Dampe) was doing might have seemed trivial, but just like everyone else on this site he loved games and I’m sure that his efforts in converting one great game into the format of another was not being overlooked by gaming studios. Condolences may be left here on the forums of the project’s sister site.

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