The lead designer of KOTOR and Baldur’s Gate headed by a new Studio consisting of Wizards of the Coast
In an interview with GameIndustry ex-BioWare game designer James Olen confessed that back in the gaming industry earlier than planned. He headed a new Studio in the part of Wizards of the Coast, which owns the franchise Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering.
James didn’t even have to move — Wizards of the Coast offered him to open an office right in his hometown of Austin. Also he doesn’t have to dwell on D & D or MTG, the Studio has full creative freedom, including the genre of future projects. But in any case James you need to try to produce games that will be on view for a long time.
Olen explained that he wanted to create a Studio with a positive atmosphere, without craney and overtime everyone to have time for family and personal Affairs.
Now James is actively recruiting employees. He is best known as the lead designer of Knights of the Old Republic, Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights. The last two titles are based on the rules of Dungeons & Dragons.