Coffee Talk and Afterlove EP Developer Mohammad Fahmi Has Died at 32

Coffee Talk and Afterlove EP Developer Mohammad Fahmi Has Died at 32

Last night, the official Coffee Talk social channels announced Mohammad Fahmi, the creator and writer of the visual novel, has died at the age of 32.

Toge Productions also posted about Fahmi’s death, along with an additional message: “Thank you for everything you had done for Toge Production, for the indie game industry, for your friends and family… We will never forget you and you will always be in our hearts.” Neither post mentions the cause of death.

Today we received a devastating news that Fahmi, the creator & writer of Coffee Talk, has passed away. May his soul rest in peace, and our hearts are with his family and loved ones.

May all the good things he shared, story he wrote, live on with us forever.

Thank you, Fahmi.

— Coffee Talk ☕️???? (@coffeetalk_game) March 28, 2022

Since the announcement, social media platforms like Twitter have been flooded with condolences and stories about his impact on the game dev community, especially as it pertained to developers in Southeast Asia, as well as love for his games like Coffee Talk.

Our industry has lost one of the brightest stars. ⁦@fahmitsu⁩ was someone I was always inspired by. We met at the first Level Up KL where we talked about how we could grow the region together. No words can explain how great this kind and amazing soul. I will truly miss you.

— Hasnul Hadi ???? (@mistahasnul) March 28, 2022

My first time meeting @fahmitsu was in an elevator at Level Up KL where he sheepishly admitted he recognised me from Twitter. He had blue hair and was very smiley.

We continued to be friends online and I was so sure we’d meet again at another SEA games event. I’m devastated.

— Anisa Sanusi (@studioanisa) March 28, 2022

The news of @fahmitsu’s passing is not only devastating for the Southeast Asian dev scene, but the indie ecosystem at large.

I never got to share this story with him ~ Fahmi gave me one of the most meaningful experiences as a content creator & for that I’m deeply thankful. (1/7)

— Arief Johan (@AriefJohan) March 28, 2022

Before his passing, Fahmi was working on Afterlove EP, which is set to launch this summer on PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Publisher Fellow Traveler has posted an official statement, saying its “priority now is to support the team at Pikselnesia and Fahmi’s family at this difficult time,” and that it has no information about how this will affect the development and timeline of Afterlove EP, and asks for patience from fans as everyone involved grieves and assesses.

A post on Fahmi’s official Twitter says his family will be handling any unfinished business in the meantime.

innalillahi wa innailaihi rajiun telah meninggal adik saya fahmi, mohon dibukakan pintu maaf yang sebesar2nya jika ada urusan atau hutang yang belum diselesaikan bisa menghubungi kami pihak keluarga

— fahmiツ | check pinned & wishlist our upcoming game (@fahmitsu) March 27, 2022

Fahmi’s career in and around the games industry had him working on several sides of the space before Coffee Talk, having done design and programming at Gameloft, writing and managing at Tech in Asia Indonesia, then acting as Marketing and PR Manager at Toge Productions, eventually directing, writing, and designing Coffee Talk.