Gamer immortalised as warrior in Total War: Rome II
James, a passionate gamer, died from cancer, but will 'live on' as a character in his favourite game
AN avid video gamer who died of cancer is to be immortalised as a character in his favourite game.
James (his surname has not been released) was already a devoted fan of the Total War series when he visited the offices of its British developer, the Creative Assembly, last July. The 23-year-old, who had been diagnosed with liver cancer, had been told he wouldn't live much longer.
During his visit, James became one of the first people to play the latest edition of game: Total War: Rome II. "He even put forward his own suggestions for the game," says Eurogamer.
One of the Creative Assembly's character modellers suggested he could put James into the game. He took reference photographs and measurements, then spent weeks at his computer turning James (below left) into an "important-looking Roman soldier" (below right).
James died earlier this year, but Total War community manager Craig Laycock, said he will "live on" in one of his favourite games. "Every time I see him [on screen] I'll be reminded of what a great guy he was," Laycock said.