Chris Avellone

Moby ID: 13485

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After graduating from William and Mary, Chris worked as a freelancer for a number of Pen and Paper Role-Playing game companies before being hired by Interplay as a game designer.

Chris 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, among others. He also assisted Snowblind Studios on Champions of Norrath.

Chris was the Lead Designer on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords, and is currently the co-owner and creative director at Obsidian Entertainment, where many from Black Isle Studios found refuge during the great collapse. He’s done a lot of RPGs and other games, occasionally writes comics (Star Wars Tales, Clone Wars Adventures), and has been hit on the head so many times he gets confused on what exactly he's worked on, but fortunately MobyGames has provided it below because they are cool.

Credited on 58 games

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Weird West (2022, Windows) Additional Design
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous (2021, Windows) Narrative Designers
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (2020, PlayStation 4) Additional Story Development
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order (2019, PlayStation 4) Story and Writing Consultant
The Church in the Darkness (2019, Windows) Guest Writers
Degrees of Separation (2019, PlayStation 4) Writers
Underworld Ascendant (2018, Windows) Writers
Overkill's The Walking Dead (2018, Windows) Game Writer Consultants
Pathfinder: Kingmaker (2018, Windows) Narrative Designer
Into the Breach (2018, Nintendo Switch) Writing
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Collectors Edition) (2018, Windows) Written by
Omensight (2018, Windows) Script Doctor
DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles (2017, Windows) Special Thanks
Pathfinder Adventures (2017, Windows) Special Thanks
Prey (2017, Windows) Writing
Expeditions: Viking (2017, Windows) Special Thanks
Planescape: Torment - Enhanced Edition (2017, Windows) Lead Designer
Torment: Tides of Numenera (2017, Windows) Writing
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut (Limited Edition) (2017, Linux) Additional System Design
Tyranny (2016, Windows) Narrative Designers

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