Who is David Gaider?
David Gaider is a well known and highly thought of in the video gaming industry as a writer and designer. He is best known for his work as the lead writer and credited as the main man behind Dragon Age with BioWare. Gaider played a significant role in crafting the narrative and lore of the Dragon Age Universe.
He joined BioWare in 1999, and during his tenure Gaider contributed to other notable projects, such as Baldur’s Gate series and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. He has received praise for his storytelling abilities, character development, and his talent for creating rich and immersive game worlds.
Gaider’s contributions to the Dragon Age series have made him a respected figure within the gaming industry and a celebrated writer among fans of the franchise.
He left BioWare in 2016 and in 2019 he co-founded a game development studio, Summerfall Studios. – He has stated that the decision was hard to leave BioWare and the parting was amicable. “It’s simply time to move onto a new challenge.”
He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.
25th of October, 1971 in Canada
Fantasy, Science Fiction and Video Game Writer.
His first Video Game that he worked on was Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn (2000)
His First Novel.
Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne (2009)
Dragon Age Books #1
125,405 words, 400 pages, 20 chapters, 8hrs 25mins to read
6,270 average words per chapter, 20 average pages per chapter
Published by Dark Horse Books
3.74 out of 5 on Goodreads
While David Gaider did get published in a collection of Comic Books in 2014 under “Dragon Age, Volume 1”. Below is his last original published work.
Until We Sleep (2013)
Dragon Age Graphic Novels #3
10,150 words, 72 pages, 45mins to read
Published by Dark Horse Comics
3.95 out of 5 on Goodreads
Below you can find out more about the book series that David Gaider has done and the best reading order for them.
Notable Awards (if applicable)
2004: Game Developers Choice Awards for “Original Game Character of the Year” – HK-47 in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
2015: DUCE Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Science – Dragon Age: Inquisition
Perhaps this was what Queens did. Perhaps they held their Kings in the darkness, deep within their castles and allowed them that moment of weakness they could never show to anyone else. Perhaps they gave strength to their Kings, because everyone else only took it from them.”
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