Luc Bernard Quits Videogame Development

Some rather upsetting news has reached our ears today. Luc Bernard – the creator of WiiWare title Eternity’s Child and a firm friend of the site – has announced via his blog that he is quitting the videogame industry. He will be pursuing a career in graphic novels instead.

Bernard has recently been on the receiving end of some rather bad press regarding Eternity’s Child. Website Destructoid tasked two of their staff with reviewing the game and they both awarded it a terrible 1/10. It’s since transpired that one of the guys didn’t even get past the third level, but the damage has sadly been done.

Bernard had this to say on his blog:

It's been great, it's been good, well maybe not great or good lol, trolls have won

I thought the videogame industry was different, but no it's actually harder and worse than any other one, I still wonder why people hate Dennis Dylack for no reason and Uwe Boll, I don't think if people realize the psychological things it can do to people.

People love to hate for no reason, and well I've got enough problems in my personal life to do another game after Eternity's Child.

Thankfully we’ll still be able to enjoy the WiiWare version of Eternity’s Child when it’s eventually released, but it seems that the videogame industry has lost someone who could have been a major force for innovation and artistic brilliance...and all thanks to a site that is populated by people who find it impossible to form coherent sentences without resorting to expletives.