Psygnosis and Imagine Software co-founder David Lawson has died

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

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David Lawson, co-founder of UK developers Imagine Software and Psygnosis, has died.

Eurogamer reports he died on August 10 at the age of 62, while a tweet by The Retro Asylum pays tribute to him in early September.

Lawson was best known for his work at the two aforementioned studios, co-founding Imagine in 1982 at the age of 23.

Within the first year, the Liverpool-based developer had become one of the UK’s biggest games studios, employing more than 100 people and reportedly turning over £1 million per month.

During his time at Imagine, Lawson is credited for writing the studio’s early hits

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