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Nationality  American
Name  Chris Avellone

Role  Video Game Designer
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Born  September 27, 1971 (age 49) (1971-09-27)
Occupation  Game designer, comic book writer
Education  Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Books  Clone Wars Adventures.
Nominations  Writers Guild of America Award for Achievement in Videogame Writing
Video games  Fallout: New Vegas, Planescape: Torment, Fallout 2, Wasteland 2, Star Wars Knights of the Old R

Organizations founded  Obsidian Entertainment

Similar  Feargus Urquhart, Josh Sawyer, Tim Cain

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Chris Avellone (born September 27, 1972) is an American video game designer and comic book writer who worked for Interplay and Obsidian Entertainment.

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Biography

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Avellone is an alumnus of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. He went on to study at The College of William & Mary, graduating with a major in English and a minor in fine arts, focused on architecture.

Working initially as a freelancer in the two years after college, Avellone wrote campaigns for Dungeons & Dragons-inspired fantasy role-playing games. After entering the video game industry through the company Interplay in 1995, he briefly worked on the development of the 1997 title Star Trek: Starfleet Academy. In 1997 he took over the development of Descent to Undermountain, which he later called a disappointment. Avellone contributed to the 1998 game Fallout 2 and continued to work on its franchise.

Interplay acquired the rights to produce a role-playing video game set in the Planescape campaign setting of Dungeons & Dragons with the development led by Avellone. The 1999 game Planescape: Torment removed character death as a motive. It won acclaim for its narrative.

Avellone worked on all the titles of the Icewind Dale fantasy role-playing game series, which were released from 2000 to 2002. As a designer Avellone contributed to the fantasy titles Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (2001), Champions of Norrath (2004) and led the design of the cancelled Fallout title Van Buren, after which he resigned from Interplay and co-founded Obsidian Entertainment. For the company Avellone worked on the role-playing games Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II (2004) and Neverwinter Nights 2 (2006) and on the action role-playing game Alpha Protocol. He also worked as a senior designer on Fallout: New Vegas.

He worked as the project director and lead creative designer on Dead Money, Old World Blues and Lonesome Road Fallout: New Vegas downloadable content. As of 2012, Avellone had been working as a narrative designer on role-playing video game Project Eternity, later released as Pillars of Eternity. On June 9, 2015, he revealed that he had departed from Obsidian Entertainment. On September 25, 2015, Larian Studios announced that Avellone will be working with them on Divinity: Original Sin 2 on the game's Kickstarter page.

Video games

  • Star Trek: Starfleet Academy (1997)
  • Fallout 2 (1998)
  • Descent to Undermountain (1998)
  • Planescape: Torment (1999)
  • Icewind Dale (2000)
  • Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter (2001)
  • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (2001)
  • Icewind Dale II (2002)
  • Van Buren (2003 - canceled)
  • Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader (2003)
  • Champions of Norrath (2004)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (2004)
  • Neverwinter Nights 2 (2006)
  • Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer (2007)
  • Alpha Protocol (2010)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (2010)
  • Wasteland 2 (2014)
  • FTL: Advanced Edition (2014)
  • Pillars of Eternity (2015)
  • Tyranny (2016)
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera (2017)
  • Prey (2017)
  • Divinity: Original Sin II (2017)
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker (TBA)
  • System Shock (2018)
  • Comic books

    Star Wars comics:

  • Unseen, Unheard (2005)
  • Heroes on Both Sides (2006)
  • Impregnable (2007)
  • Old Scores (2007)
  • Graduation Day (2007)
  • Fallout comics:

  • All Roads (2010, part of the Fallout: New Vegas collector's edition)
  • References

    Chris Avellone Wikipedia