Alec Holowka Biography – Alec Holowka Wiki
Alec Holowka was a Canadian indie game developer, co-founder of an independent game companies Bit Blot, and Infinite Ammo, where he worked as lead programmer, musician and game designer.
Holowka was introduced to programming at the age of eight when his father purchased him a book Basic Fun. Eventually he began working with a freeware group called Zaphire Productions. He then worked for a number of failed startups, including one in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada working on a PC multiplayer fantasy action title and a combat racer in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for the Xbox 360.
Holowka first appeared on the scene with the 2006 freeware titled, “I’m OK,” alongside Derek Yu. In 2009, Holowka worked on the iPhone game, “Das Cube,” with Mark Johns. In 2007, Holowka won the Seamus McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Games Festival for his work on “Entering Aquaria.” Holowka was also known for composing the music for several titles, including “Lost Constellation.”
Alec Holowka Age
He died on 31 August 2019.
Alec Holowka Death – Alec Holowka Suicide
Alec Holowka died on 31 August 2019. Alec Holowka’s sister, Eileen Mary Holowka, announced his death in a statement on Twitter. Eileen Holowka wrote, “Alec Holowka, my brother and best friend, passed away this morning.”
“Those who know me will know that I believe survivors and I have always done everything I can to support survivors, those suffering from mental illnesses, and those with chronic illnesses. Alec was a victim of abuse and he also spent a lifetime battling mood and personality disorders. I will not pretend that he was not also responsible for causing harm, but deep down he was a person who wanted only to offer people care and kindness. It took him a while to figure out how.
“Over the last few years, with therapy and medication, Alec became a new person – the same person he had always been but without any of the darkness. He was calm and happy, positive and loving. Obviously, change is a slow process and it wasn’t perfect but he was working towards rehabilitation and a better life.
“In the last few days, he was supported by many Manitoba crisis services, and I want to thank everyone there for their support. I want to thank Adam Saltsman for staying up late talking with us and reminding Alec that there was a future.
“My family has and always will be the most important thing to me. Please give us time to heal. We tried our best to support Alec, but in the end he had felt he had lost too much.”
Alec Holowka, my brother and best friend, passed away this morning. pic.twitter.com/NONUNSZ08q
— Eileen Mary Holowka (@derangedpoetess) August 31, 2019
Alec Holowka Cause of Death – How Did Alec Holowka Die
Alec Holowka’s cause of death was suicide.
Alec Holowka Sexual Abuse Allegations
On August 27, 2019, Alec Holowka was accused of sexual assault by a fellow developer, Zoe Quinn. Zoe stated on Twitter that Holowka sexually abused her and confined her to his home in Winnipeg, Canada.
A part of the allegations reads: “While I was in Winnipeg he slowly isolated me from everyone else in my life while degrading me whenever we were alone. He convinced me to talk the 3 friends out of getting a shared place with me there. He convinced me to let him program my game instead of the friend I had been working with, despite many protests. He screamed at me for over an hour once because of the tone in my voice when I said hello. He wouldn’t let me leave the apartment without him and refused to give me the code to get in.”
Alec Holowka Firing from Night In The Woods
On August 28, 2019, the official Night In The Woods Twitter account wrote, “This week, allegations of past abuse have come to light regarding Alec Holowka, who was coder, composer, and co-designer on Night In The Woods. We take such allegations seriously as a team. As a result and after some agonizing consideration, we are cutting ties with Alec.”
This week, allegations of past abuse have come to light regarding Alec Holowka, who was coder, composer, and co-designer on Night In The Woods. We take such allegations seriously as a team. As a result and after some agonizing consideration, we are cutting ties with Alec.
— Night In The Woods (@NightInTheWoods) August 28, 2019
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