Syberia author and artist Benoît Sokal dies

Originally published on by Brendan Sinclair

Developer and creator of Inspector Canardo comics died Friday after a long-term illness

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Benoît Sokal died Friday after a long-term illness, Microids announced over the weekend.

“A true visionary and extremely talented artist, Benoît left an indelible mark on Microids’ history,” the publisher said, adding, “His distinctive style made the various universes he built unforgettable for thousands of players worldwide, even earning him the position of art director at Microids for a time.”

Originally a comic artist and creator of the Inspector Canardo series, Sokal broke into games with the 1999 Microids-published adventure game Amerzone: The Explorer’s Legacy.

He followed that

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