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Brian Fargo

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Brian Fargo
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Biographical data
date of birth15 December 1962
Involvement in Wasteland series
gamesWasteland
Wasteland 2
Meantime
External links
WikipediaBrian Fargo
MobyGamesBrian Fargo
other linksInXile Entertainment page with bio on Fargo
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Brian Fargo is the founder of Interplay and one of the creators of Wasteland. He was also the head of the company when Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics were developed and published. While he did not work directly on any of the Fallout games, intros of all three of the aforementioned Fallout games include the words "Brian Fargo presents". He is now the producer of Wasteland 2.

Biography[edit | edit source]

In 1984 Fargo founded Interplay Entertainment, where he worked on most of Interplay's early games (e.g. Bard's Tale and Wasteland). He was the company's CEO until 2002, when majority control of Interplay was acquired by Titus Interactive, and he left the company and was replaced as CEO by Hervé Caen.

In 2003 Fargo founded a new company, InXile Entertainment. In October 2004, InXile released The Bard's Tale for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. A version for Microsoft Windows was released in early 2005.

In 2003, Fargo finally acquired the rights to Wasteland from Electronic Arts and development on Wasteland 2 started in 2012.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The character Faran Brygo in Wasteland is a reference to (and, except for the substitution of y for i, an anagram of) Brian Fargo.
  • Mad Dog Fargo, the Darwin Village NPC, is another reference. The text to ask the bartender about him is "Brian the Fist," referencing another Fargo-named character, this one from Bard's Tale.
  • Far Go Traders in the Hub in Fallout are a reference to Fargo.

Works[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role
1981 The Demon's Forge Designer, programmer, writer
1985 Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Writer
1986 The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight Writer
1986 Borrowed Time Writer
1986 Tass Times in Tonetown Director
1988 The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Director
1988 Battle Chess Producer, director
1988 Wasteland Director
1989 Dragon Wars Producer
1989 Neuromancer Designer, director
1990 The Adventures of Rad Gravity Designer, programmer
1990 Total Recall Programmer
1990 Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess Producer
1990 Swords and Serpents Producer
1990 J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I Executive producer
1991 J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers Executive producer
1991 Castles Designer, producer
1991 Track Meet Designer, producer
1992 Castles: The Northern Campaign Executive producer
1992 The Bard's Tale Construction Set Executive producer
1992 Battle Chess 4000 Executive producer
1992 Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Executive producer
1992 The Lost Vikings Executive producer
1992 Mario Teaches Typing Executive producer
1992 Castles II: Siege and Conquest Executive producer
1993 Clay Fighter Executive producer
1993 Claymates Executive producer
1993 Rags to Riches: The Financial Market Simulation Executive producer
1993 RoboCop Versus The Terminator Executive producer
1993 Rock 'n Roll Racing Executive producer
1993 SimCity Enhanced CD-ROM Executive producer
1993 Star Trek: Judgment Rites Executive producer
1993 Interplay's 10 Year Anthology Executive producer
1993 Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space Executive producer
1994 ClayFighter 2: Judgment Clay Executive producer
1994 Heart of the Alien Executive producer
1994 Out of This World Executive producer
1995 Mario's Game Gallery Executive producer
1995 Stonekeep Executive producer
1996 Blood & Magic Executive producer
1997 Fallout Executive producer
1997 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Director (project leader)
1998 Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy Executive producer
2000 Wild Wild Racing Executive producer
2004 The Bard's Tale Designer, executive producer, writer
2007 Line Rider Executive producer
2011 Hunted: The Demon's Forge Executive producer, writer
2014 Wasteland 2 Director, producer
2017 Torment: Tides of Numenera Executive producer
2018 The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep Executive producer



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