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Munguia, 1976-2020

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Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 04:10:17


Rest in peace Munguia.

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 04:20:10 (edited 2020-04-09 04:21:05)


A creator with a unique style and sense of humor.

Will be missed for sure.


Adiós Munguía.


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Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 05:07:41


I've basically been following and admiring his work even since I got here, what I great artist.

He will be missed.

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 05:18:42 (edited 2020-04-09 05:26:34)


Rest in peace Munguia. This makes me really sad. You will be missed.

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 05:26:35


At 4/8/20 08:57 PM, TomFulp wrote: Hey everyone, I have some unfortunate news to share. I just learned that Francisco Munguía Villalta, better known as @Munguia here on NG, has passed away.

Francisco joined NG in 2013 and has a celebrated history here. He showed up with his own signature art style and became prolific in the games space, with his Paintings Parody series (always a great source of medals) and more recent favorites like Straight Outta Pixels and Fun With Flags, for Pixel Day 2020.

The most rewarding part of following Francisco on NG was seeing his mural work in Costa Rica, such as the SOS Children Village Mura, Giant of the Rooftops in Cristo Rey and Children Rights mural at the PANI office for national child welfare. Be sure to take some time to read his news posts from over the years and play some of his games.

Francisco’s passing has come as a shock to the people of Costa Rica, where both the Ministry of Culture and Youth and the Municipality of San José have released statements mourning the country's loss. You can read more in this CRHoy article and find additional reporting in Nacion.

I’m gonna miss seeing Francisco here on NG. His legacy will always be a positive example for us to follow.


May his soul rest in peace.

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 07:04:11


Fuck, that sucks. His murals were fantastic :(

I'm sure he's inspired many future artists through them. Rest in peace.


A rather disgusting-looking git that should have been disposed of ages ago.

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Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 08:22:25


Oh no! Only 43 :-(


That's awful. Very talented fella, very sad to hear


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Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 08:30:30


At 4/9/20 04:10 AM, wildanimal86 wrote: Rest in peace Munguia.


Beautiful murals, i suppose they will live on and enrich peoples lives atleast


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Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 09:02:12


I'm shocked... really... One of his late music titles let me worried... I thinked he was kidding, but the true is sad...

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 09:57:53


Damn. Was just playing that flag game last week. Wish I'd have taken the time to really go through and review more of his stuff while he was alive, have been keeping them in the back of my mind as they are indeed a great source of medals, and always fun to play through, both one of the most appreciative and most enjoyable collections on-site. Games that were both quick to play through, but never with a lack of detail. Educational and entertaining, always with random character appearances and happenings in the background to spice up what you might typically consider a somewhat boring game... he made it all fun.


Loved to skim through his news and look at those murals too. Such a great dude. Great personality. Unique style. Good deeds through and through. Out of all the losses I could've expected this year this really wasn't one of them... what a shame...


You'll definitely be remembered Munguia. The best possible way.


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Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 11:21:50


Munguia, Rest in peace my friend. I enjoyed all of our conversations, and giving you feedback on your creations.



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Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 11:29:40


Add his name to the wall of other NG people that died.How old was he anyway?


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Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 11:32:14


Man why is it always the incredible artists that go first :c


His work looks so amazing, and damn what a legacy, not every day you see an artist being honored by their govt/city like that, it's clear he did so much raw good and was loved so universally, if anything, that's how you wanna go out.


Good.

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 11:52:25


Ok, that's depressing :(

Rest in Peace.

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 12:06:39


Damn, I Played some of this guy's games, not on NG, perhaps on gamejolt or kongergate or some other site where his works are published, they all had his signature art style and it was cool, sorta like a fun acid trip style, Oh well, my condolences for him.

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 12:45:15


Fuck! I've been following Munguia for a while, and I've enjoyed a lot of his games... this post really hit me hard.

Farewell, Munguia, you'll be missed by this community.

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 13:04:11


Aw, the last game I faved was one of his games based on Castlevania, but with pencils! :D


His art games really taught me a lot about the medium, and most of my points came from his stuff. So much fun over the years. This hurts. Is it bad that I hope it was related to Covid? If not, my mind goes to darker places... :(

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 13:06:05


At 4/9/20 11:29 AM, phenorax wrote: Add his name to the wall of other NG people that died.How old was he anyway?


43 :(

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 13:51:07


May he rest in peace


Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 13:54:52


Rest in love, Munguia.

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 14:54:03 (edited 2020-04-09 14:54:27)


He's such a great artists as his legacy will be remembered. Sad the we lost a talented individual as I share my condolences hoping he's resting in a safe place.

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 15:30:04


Rest In Peace Munguia. I am very sad to hear that he has passed on. May his artwork always live on to inspire us.


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Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 15:34:46


So what'll happen to his digital footprint since he's no longer 'alive' so to speak? Ideally, everything should be banned or otherwise erased...

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 15:36:57


That's awful news... I've always enjoyed his art, his news and his games. And the fact that his art was so imbued with pop and Latinamerican culture was a delight (I'll never forget my surprise when I saw a Charly García game here on NG). They were educative without being boring, filled with colour and nods. He had posted a game not so long ago, so eveything seems so sudden.


My condolences to his family and I hope they're all doing well... As well as they can, I suppose.

Que en paz descanses, Munguía. Tu maravillosa obra te sobrevivirá.


At 4/9/20 02:39 AM, Insanaty wrote: Thanks a lot for the post Tom, it is a beautiful tribute in his memory. Some people have been asking for his cause of death and at the moment there is no information on it as the Ministry of Culture and Youth normally doesn't reveal it at first so that the population focuses more on remembering his legacy and to let the family mourn the death in privacy the first days. I don't think it is covid as at the moment we only had 2 covid related deaths (both 80+years old) in the country but if that information changes on tomorrow report I will mention it. Also if my country makes something in his memory I will share it to this community as I know that a lot of you as I did followed and admired his different projects.


Please, do. It would be nice from this community to be up to date with any news regarding the celebration of his memory.

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 15:44:18


This is sad news. I first came across Munguia when I was competing alongside him in the Stencyl Jam of 2014, and I was really impressed by his work. Since then, I checked up on his work every once in a while, and I kept being not only impressed, but inspired. Especially the murals that he created bring such colour to a world that's in dire need of it. May he rest in peace, and may he live on through his art.

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 15:54:43


May he have eternal rest.

I was especially touched by his outreach to the community.

Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-09 20:43:48


What a surprise and a great loss to the artistic community, as well as his local area. Rest in peace, Munguia.


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Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-10 00:02:55


Im here to pay my respects I didn't know him at all but its never easy.


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Response to Munguia, 1976-2020 2020-04-10 00:30:42


Really sad. He was one of my favorite artists on this site.



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