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Chris Avellone (born September 27, 1972) is an American computer game designer and writer. He was a core designer at Black Isle Studios, and is well-known for his work on Fallout 2 and Icewind Dale, but is best known as the lead designer of Planescape: Torment. When the studio closed off, Avellone and a few ex-members of Black Isle founded a new game studio: Obsidian Entertainment. There, he worked as lead designer on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, before leaving in 2015 to follow a game writing freelance career. Since then, he worked on several projects with various studios, including Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order with Respawn Entertainment.


Following the closure of Interplay Entertainment, where he worked as lead designer, Chris Avellone co-founded Obsidian Entertainment with former Interplay employees. Their first commercial project was the Star Wars role-playing game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, for which he acted as the lead designer. He is also responsible for a major part of its writing, including most of the companions.[1]

He later worked on a short comic, "Unseen, Unheard," published in Star Wars Tales 24, and several Clone Wars Adventures stories.

More than a decade after the release of Knights of the Old Republic II, Avellone returned to the Star Wars universe as a writer on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

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  1. Maison, Jordan: Knights of the Old Republic II Developer Chris Avellone Discusses the Game's Impact 15 Years Later (2019-12-06). cinelinx.com. Cinelinx. Archived from the original on December 8, 2019. "I had to write almost all the companions, except for Mandalore and Bao-Dur (who was written by Michael Chu[)]"

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