Chris Avellone
Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by Jhaer

ChrisAvelloneCreative Director and co-owner of Obsidian Entertainment, Chris started his escape from reality by freelancing for a number of pen and paper role-playing game companies in high school before Interplay foolishly hired him as a game designer in 1996. He worked on most if not all of Black Isle’s internally developed projects, including Planescape: Torment (Lead Designer), Fallout 2, the whole Icewind Dale series, and Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, as well as a number of canceled titles that still make him weep, including Baldur’s Gate 3 and Fallout 3. Chris was the Lead Designer on Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, moved on to a Senior Design role on Neverwinter Nights 2 and Mask of the Betrayer, worked briefly as the Creative Lead of the Aliens RPG, and then went on to be lead designer on Alpha Protocol, Obsidian’s espionage RPG. He worked on Fallout: New Vegas as a Senior Designer, and went on to be Project Director of most of the Fallout New Vegas DLCs (Dead Money, Old World Blues, and Lonesome Road). He just finished working on inXile’s Wasteland 2 and the FTL: Advanced Edition and is currently doing joint work on Obsidian’s Kickstarter Project: Eternity and inXile’s Torment: Tides of Numenera. He is also scripting the story for the Legend of Grimrock movie, and it is awesome. He is reported to be friendly, non-toxic, and his mother still doesn’t understand what he does on a daily basis, but he loves her anyway.