Benot Sokal therefore died “after a long illness”, as we humbly say, at the age of 66. The one who was the comic companion of Franois Schuiten and one of the pioneers in the conversion of works into video games, including the creator of Amerzone or the Syberia games, had become the artistic director of Microids at the beginning of the years. 2000. The French publisher pays him a lively homage.
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His lifelong editor Microids informs us about the sad news of his disappearance via a press release and therefore pays tribute to him in these few lines by passing on the summary of his stay at home and insisting on his CT pioneer in the conversion of comics of his works into the World of video games.
It is with deep sadness that the Microids team announces the death of Benot Sokal, which occurred on May 28, 2021 after a long illness.
Best known as a talented screenwriter and cartoonist, Benot has been shaping the video game industry around the world with his various productions for more than 25 years.
As a true visionary and extraordinary artist, he has left his mark on the history of Microids with his work. Benot Sokal was a hard worker in the video game industry with the creation of The Amerzone: The Explorer’s Testament in 1999. His artistic touch has created an unforgettable universe for many gamers around the world.
This experience led him to become the artistic director of Microids for several years.
Benot also excelled at creating a cult video game franchise: Syberia. He has talented him to realize his love for Eastern Europe and its history by offering unique adventures that fans continue to mark with his exceptional work.
The entire Microids team shares the sadness of his family and loved ones.
About Benot Sokal (summary of Microds CP):
In 1978 Benot Sokal began drawing for A Follow magazine. During this time he created the character of Inspector Canardo. In 1996 he started the video game project L’Amerzone, published by Microids. Benot Sokal is one of the first cartoonists to design, implement and oversee the entire production of a video game.. He later became the artistic director of Microids, which released its second video game in 2002. Syberia. It was named Person of the Year at the 2002 Phenix Awards of Video Games. Syberia was named the best adventure game of the year in the USA in 2002.
Coming out in April 2004 Syberia 2which has the same success as the first episode of the saga and has excited fans around the world. With Syberia 3In a context in which the work of conception and preproduction is often completely digitized, Benot Sokal has retained the peculiarity of using the classic pencil methods and watercolor to create his universe, his places and characters, as any gameplay mechanic. He also built the story and scenario that are the game’s forte, even in the characters’ dialogues.
The new work of the saga Syberia: The world before takes players on an indie adventure as Dana and Kate. But Benot Sokal has never forgotten his roots and in 2010, parallel to his video game projects, he published the comic Kraa. He also worked on the world of Aquarica for many years with his friend Franois Schuiten. Together they adapt Aquarica to a comic, the first part of which was published in 2017.
All the editors of iGamesNews offer their condolences to their families and loved ones.