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Relic announces the 'Brian Wood Memorial Game Internship'
Posted: 28.01.2011 11:18 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
In honour and to "continue his contribution" to the industry, Company of Heroes developer Relic has begun the 'Brian Wood Memorial Game Internship'.

He was an "integral part" of Relic and helped "establish and sustain" Company of Heroes as 'AAA'. The internship begins February with 3 annual placements.

Each year 3 students will be given 4 months paid internship at Relic.

“Brian was a highly regarded video game designer who made important contributions to Relic’s games, and was an integral part of the Relic Entertainment family,” said the studio in a statement on their website.

"His efforts on the Company of Heroes franchise helped to establish and sustain that game as a AAA entertainment experience. On top of that, Brian was a trusted mentor, a good spirit, and a soon to be father at the time of his death."

“To honor and continue his contribution to the international games community, as well as in memory of his passions in life, Relic is creating this internship program for students who exhibit a similar passion for excellence.”

Brian Wood died in a tragic accident last year as an SUV headed straight for his car - he turned his vehicle so that he absorbed the majority of the impact, saving his wife Erin and their unborn child. A memorial fund was set up in his name.
Source: VG247
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Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 28, 2011
herodotus
The least Relic can do, and something many of us do when a family member dies who is an integral part of an industry/ institution (I know, I set one up). It honours both the person and the Intern and is alwayshighly regarded as it should be.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 29, 2011
herodotus
It's like a Scolarship, only there is a single recipient and it is rewarding both financially and career-wise (to give a rough and brief description). All in the name of someone well respected (I set one up in my Brother's name at the Journalism School at a Brisbane University where he was a head leturer).Each year a standout student is awarded the Internship, and is highly sort. How is that "creepy"?
By Revan (SI Elite) on Jan 30, 2011
Revan
Everything's either Creepy or Gay to Zerk! Lol
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 30, 2011
herodotus
Don't I know it, Revan, don't I know it:)