My Life,  Video Game Design

A Dragon Age: Netflix?

Sorry for the long quiet, I have been intensely focused on getting Raiders ready for page layout. But I saw the news last week that Dragon Age and Netflix have teamed up for an animated series — Dragon Age: Absolution. Lots going through my mind at that news. I mean, it seems incredible. How many years ago did we first chat at BioWare about building our own fantasy IP? I still remember debating what elements to include and what to avoid and then it is impossible to forget the years of iteration both on the world design and on Dragon Age: Origins itself (I start chatting about all that in my retrospectives). Very impressive that it has continued to grow ever stronger.

Though I’ve steered away from the games after Dragon Age: Origins for a variety of reasons, I have collected various Dragon Age goodies — mostly nugs, mabari, and such. I’ve also read some (most?) of the novels and spend my time lurking in various Dragon Age communities. It is amazing how strong of an IP that Dragon Age has become and the credit for that rests with the past and present teams developing the games.

In case you somehow missed it, you can read the Netflix announcement yourself!

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

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