Relic Entertainment, Vancouver Film School create Brian Wood memorial internship
Vancouver game designer Brian Wood, killed in a traffic accident last September, is being honoured by a new internship program.
Relic Entertainment, where Wood had been employed, will annually award four-month internships to three graduates of the game-design program at Vancouver Film School.
Jonathan Dowdeswell, Relic’s general manager, unveiled the Brian Wood Memorial Game Design Internship on Saturday (January 22) at the Game Design Expo, hosted annually by VFS.
Recipients of the internship will “exhibit a similar passion and excellence in game design” according to a news release. The inaugural internship will be bestowed in February.
Wood’s wife, Erin, was pregnant at the time of the crash. In reports about the accident, which occurred on September 3 in Washington state as the couple were headed to a family home on Whidbey Island, she’s said he manoeuvred their vehicle to protect her from harm.
Their daughter, Sierra Grace, was born on October 28.
The game community established the Brian Wood Memorial Trust to support Erin and Sierra.