Imirt Inspire Interview 12: Chris Avellone

Friday February 3rd, 6:00pm Irish time

The Imirt Inspire Interview series features inspirational members of the international game development community talking to Irish game creators. We’re very happy to present our next Imirt Inspire guest.

The Q&A will be streamed live on the Imirt twitch channel, and later added to the Imirt Inspire playlist on youtube


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, and 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, SEGA'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). His more recent works include inXile’s Wasteland 2, the Legend of Grimrock movie treatment, the FTL: Advanced Edition, Pillars of Eternity, inXile’s Torment: Tides of Numenera, and Arkane Studios' Prey. He is currently working on Divinity: Original Sin II with Larian Studios and was part of the successful Kickstarter reboot of System Shock with Night Dive Studios. 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.