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“Former Lead Designer of Dragon Age to Leave BioWare”

or more appropriately — “Has Brent taken some crazy pills?”

The last year and a half has been a busy one for me — a second child, a new home, selling several short stories (finally!), and finishing up my work on Dragon Age. In February I took a sabbatical and really sat down and thought about what I wanted to be doing long-term.

And though many things were yet undecided (and some still are) one thing was clear. After ten years, I could no longer work for BioWare. There are a many reasons for this, most are private, but ultimately I’m not the same person I was when I started, and BioWare isn’t the same company. We’ve changed.

So, ’tis time to part. In less than three weeks I will be unemployed guy.

What will I be doing with my time?

For the next six months, to a year (or until the money runs out) I’ll be doing the following:

  • Sitting on my butt while my wife supports the family
  • Helping to raise a couple of energetic kids
  • Continuing work on YourOtherMind – the Writer’s Organizer
  • Biking
  • Writing a book on Game Design
  • Taking some great photos with my snazzy Canon
  • Possibly* building little Flash apps/games
  • Posting blogs about my history with BioWare, one post for each of the ten years I’ve worked for BioWare
  • Writing short stories (and maybe, if I get really really brave, rewriting a novel I wrote many years ago)

    BioWare Year 1 Journal

    * Adobe Flash Profressional is really stupid expensive

  • Former lead designer at BioWare (Dragon Age: Origins, Neverwinter Nights). Creator of Raiders of the Serpent Sea.