David Gaider, who recently left Bioware after 17 years with the company, has joined the company Beamdog as creative director.
In a blog posted on their site, writer Amber Scott wrote:
We’re very pleased to welcome David Gaider to the company as our new creative director. Originally we advertised for the position of senior writer, but when David contacted Trent about the position, we upgraded the role.
Gaider’s role at the company will include “leading the writing team” and directing “new creative endeavors for the company.”
Beamdog is known for their enhanced re-releases of classic PC RPGs of Bioware titles Baldur’s Gate & Baldur’s Gate II, along with Black Isle’s Icewind Dale.
The company is currently working on an original Baldur’s Gate game called Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. Baldur’s Gate is a fantasy RPG which uses a modified version of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition rules, originally released in November of 1998.
Gaider is best known for his work on Dragon Age: Inquisition and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic during his tenure at Bioware. We wish him the best of luck at his new position.