Chris Roberts

aka: C. Roberts
Moby ID: 6555

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Chris Roberts (b. 27th May 1968) is a game developer and film director best known for creating the Wing Commander series while employed at ORIGIN Systems. He was born in California (USA), but grew up in Manchester (England). He returned to the country in 1986 and found a job at ORIGIN. There he worked on games such as Times of Lore (1988) and Bad Blood (1990). Wing Commander was also released in 1990.

He left the company in 1996 and founded his own studio, Digital Anvil.

In 2011 he founded the studio Cloud Imperium Games Corporation to work on a successor to Wing Commander and Freelancer. A crowd funding campaign was launched on 10th October 2012 for the game Star Citizen. By August 2013 the project achieved backing funds exceeding $15 million.

Credited on 34 games

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Shadowrun Returns (2013, Windows) Special Thanks
Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn (2012, Windows) Very Very Special Thanks
Brute Force (2003, Xbox) DB'3 Fallen 23rd Division Special Thanks (Those who left us before the end, but made a big contribution)
Freelancer (2003, Windows) Freelancer Original Concept
Conquest: Frontier Wars (2001, Windows) Producers
Starlancer (2000, Windows) Executive Producer
Wing Commander: Prophecy (1997, Windows) The Producers want to thank the following persons
Wing Commander: Prophecy (Deluxe) (1997, Windows) The producers gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the following individuals
The Need for Speed: Special Edition (1996, Windows) Special Thanks
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (1996, DOS) Executive Producer
The Need for Speed (1995, DOS) Special Thanks To
Wing Commander: Armada (1994, DOS) Producer
Super Wing Commander (1994, 3DO) Producers
Wing Commander / Wing Commander II (Special CD-ROM Edition) (1994, DOS) Lead Design
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994, DOS) Directed by
Dangerous Streets / Wing Commander (1994, Amiga CD32) Design by
Wing Commander: Privateer (1993, DOS) Original Design
Strike Commander: CD-ROM Edition (1993, DOS) Chief of Correspondents
Strike Commander (1993, DOS) Producer
Strike Commander: Tactical Operations (1993, DOS) Producer

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