Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Features A Very Sweet Tribute To A Dev's Late Father
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is out now, and Star Wars fans have plenty of reason to be excited about it. The new game has earned strong reviews, and is being regarded as the best Star Wars game in a long time. Now, as players dig into the game, it's worth being on the lookout for Easter eggs--although you'd be hard pressed to find one sweeter than this.
Level designer Nicholas G. Cameron worked on the game at Respawn, and was responsible for designing a certain "iconic snowy planet." Now, in a series of tweets, he has shared some details about one of the planet's echoes, and what it really means. Echoes are little pieces of scattered lore that you can find throughout the game, which give you some insight into what has happened previously in the areas you're exploring.
The echo in question pays tribute to Master Mar Ti Kam'Ron, and reads, "A memorial placed at a meditation site used by the venerable Jedi Master Mar Ti "Bucky" Kam'Ron. He returned here many times over the course of his life to reflect on his adventures and achievements." As Cameron explains in the tweets below, this is a tribute to his late father, Martin Cameron, who passed away in early 2018. Martin worked on Star Wars games himself, with his name appearing in the credits for X-Wing vs TIE Fighter, which he served as an artist on.
[JFO Spoilers]— Nicholas G Cameron (@RamblingCameron) November 19, 2019
For #JediFallenOrder, I was lucky enough to do the level design of an iconic snowy planet (that I won't name atm)! While you explore it, you may happen across something special. An echo about Mar Ti "Bucky" Kam'Ron.
That echo is a tribute to my dad (1/5) pic.twitter.com/gM7drvbG3d
My dad's real name is Martin Cameron, Bucky to his friends, and he passed away early last year.— Nicholas G Cameron (@RamblingCameron) November 19, 2019
He lived an amazing life and losing him has been hard. But one neat thing I'd like to share, is that he's why I got into games!
He was an old school games industry artist, with a resume that includes games like Monkey Island and X-Wing vs TIE Fighter! (You can check out the whole list here: https://t.co/be0y1O2A2d)— Nicholas G Cameron (@RamblingCameron) November 19, 2019
Which means we shared something pretty wild. We both got to work on Star Wars games.
I'll always be grateful that he got to know I'd be working on JFO, but dang is it rough he didn't get to see me ship it.— Nicholas G Cameron (@RamblingCameron) November 19, 2019
All of that makes leaving this tribute to him extra special, because its within a world that we shared. And now he gets to live on as a Jedi in the SW world.
The official Twitter account for Respawn Entertainment issued a touching reply as well.
May the Force be with him, always 💙— Respawn (@Respawn) November 20, 2019
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is "canon" within the wider world of Star Wars, which technically makes Mar Ti Kam'Ron a character that officially exists within that world.
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