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Chris Roberts

aka: C. Roberts

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

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