Opening keynote and presentation
Tony Reed, Event organiser
Chris Avellone, Creative Lead & Co-Owner, Obsidian Entertainment
Design Aikido focuses heavily on the changing needs of today's gamer and looks at the importance of story in games in the future.
Chris was the Lead Designer on Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, moved on to a Senior Design role on Neverwinter Nights 2 and Mask of the Betrayer, worked briefly as the Creative Lead of the Aliens RPG, and then went back to lead design on Alpha Protocol, Obsidian's espionage RPG.