It is like the end of an era here at Jagex. Ian Gower spending half of his life working on the RS game and we all know and love. Today we must say farewell to Ian Gower. Let us come together as a community to show him love and support for his many years working on Jagex.
Ian contributes to creating Hunter and developing Deadman Mode
Ian has made an indelible contribution to the development of runescape. From creating Hunter to developing Deadman Mode, Ian has been deeply involved in many iconic and impactful pieces of content. Now as RS players, we'd like to thank him for his vast contributions over his time here.
Ian's latest contribution to RuneScape was as an engine developer
Generally speaking, Ian's latest contribution to RuneScape was as an engine developer on the Old School team. Jagex is currently hiring for multiple engine developers to fill Ian’s shoes and offer greater flexibility in how to deal with engine requests.
Just as the following pictures showing, there are still some of Ian's ideas didn't make into runescape. We still hope that maybe 5+ years down the line. If Jagex is still standing strong, they can bring Ian back for another project.
Ian has been a really important part of RuneScape from its inception and will always have a special place in the community’s heart. There are many players influenced by him and then start buy osrs gold to play OSRS. He is definitely a legend. We can still keep up with what Ian is up to by following him on Twitter!