Brian Ayers, veteran game developer, has passed away at the age of 42

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  • Gaming industry veteran Brian Ayers has sadly passed away at the age of 42 after a brief illness.

A post shared on Twitter today (September 24) announced the news of Ayers’ death and read: This post is actively raising funds for his funeral. Here is a link to his JustGiving post.

The Post confirms that Ayers died yesterday, Sept. 23. “He was a beloved son, brother, partner, friend and colleague.” page to help her mother, Jackie, stepfather, Barry, and partner, Kay, to help cover the significant funeral costs.”

Best known for his contributions to the games industry, Brian Ayers joined Konami in 2008 as his manager of sales and trade before becoming his manager of PR and marketing in 2010.  After holding this position for three years, Ayers became Konami’s European Brand Manager until 2014.

Ayers said he will be joining Sega in 2021 as his marketing manager for European Senior Products, where he remained until his recent death.

Ayers was hired by Konami in 2015, where she served as senior brand manager at Capcom for five years. Most recently, he’s still in a senior role, and from January 2021 until September of this year, he’s the developer of Crusader King 3 and Stellaris.He’s Senior Product Manager at Paradox Interactive.

From 2001 until 2006 he was an industry veteran and he was part of a London based punk rock band called Hitechjet. Ayers provided vocals for the group, which included four other members.

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