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Fallout Developer Profile: Chris Avellone

Fallout Developer Profile: Chris Avellone

Interview - posted by Exitium on Mon 21 March 2005, 16:07:08

Tags: Chris Avellone; Fallout 3 (Van Buren)

No Mutants Allowed has scored none other than Obsidian Entertainment's Chris Avellone in their latest Fallout Developer Profile feature. It's extremely long, and should therefore make for an extremely interesting read. Here's a funny snippet from the interview.

Tell us a little about yourself, what have you accomplished in life?​

This is an unusual question, Odin, and I feel that perhaps you are being disingenuous, but I forgive you. I hope this isn’t the question you ask ALL Fallout developers on the first interview, but I suspect you do.

The short answer is this: I am Chris Avellone, I am 33, I love girls from Norway, I design computer games, I am one of the founders and co-owners of Obsidian Entertainment, who recently turned out Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords in thirteen months, and I have the scars to prove it. The happiest moments of my game design life were on Planescape: Torment, though Fallout 2 was a close second.

Now the long answer follows. If you really don’t give a shit and would rather hear what was planned for Fallout 3, skip ahead to question 5. To be honest, I don’t have much respect for questions one through four, since they’re designed as filler before you get to the stuff that No Mutants Allowed would seriously care about. I will cue the significant events that lead up to my peripheral involvement with Fallout.

I was born. Cue trumpets. Suffice to say, birth is a messy process, just ask Feargus, who’s got two kids to his name now. Christ - keep your pants on, man.​
As Odin said to me, "He sure does write alot." It's pretty funny stuff, so be sure to read the rest of it here. Thanks for the heads up, Odin.

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