Oregon Game Community Loses One Of Its Own Creators – John Bergquist



John Bergquist (photo credit J. Bergquist/Twitter)

We are deeply saddened by the passing of John Bergquist, one of the founders of Soma Games, (along with Chris Skaggs and Rande Bruhn).  John passed away recently as the tragic result of an auto accident. Soma Games is known for its Christian company culture and video game storytelling, and was the first video game studio to create a licensed game based on the well-known, and popular Redwall book series.

John was described by Soma Games as, “a true man of God, a mentor to many, a storyteller, and an amazing friend. He made the world sweeter and brighter with his earnest, sincere spirit, his tender thoughtfulness, his fierce devotion to his family and friends, and the joy he shared easily and abundantly. He will be so deeply missed.”

Oregon Film had been working with John, Soma games, and Willamette Writers on a special community project that was going to be unveiled in the fall.  John was a joy to work with, he was a natural storyteller who brought so much positivity, clarity and clever ideas to the conversation.  He will be greatly missed by us all.

A GoFundMe has been created for the family to cover funeral and medical expenses for John’s wife and daughter, who were also in the car accident that took John’s time on this earth.

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