January 5, 2017 by deltagamegirl22
We were deeply saddened to hear news of the passing of a wonderful game designer for Gale Force Nine, Sean Sweigart.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Sean at Gen Con this past year, and it didn’t take but a second to feel his passion for gaming as he took us through their incredible game, Star Trek: Ascendancy.
Sean spent the greater part of his life immersed in the Sci-Fi and Fantasy universes, which no doubt speaks to the amazing worlds he was able to bring to life in games.
Ascendancy was just one of the epic titles that came from the masterful mind of Sean, and he was also instrumental in designing: Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery, Firefly: The Game, Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem, Homeland, WWE Superstar Showdown, and Family Guy: Stewie’s Sexy Party Game.
Anyone that has stopped by the Gale Force Nine stand at conventions will undoubtedly know who Sean Sweigart was and feel the great loss to the gaming community. He will be missed.
There is a Go Fund Me page set up for his daughter Alyssa, as we understand it she’s going through college and now without her father could use some help funding her education.
If you’d like to contribute, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/seansweigart
Which of Sean’s fantastic games was your favorite?