Game company employee
|date of birth||15 December 1962|
Brian Fargo was the founder of Interplay Entertainment and was 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, Fargo did work on Fallout's predecessor - Wasteland and intros of all three of the aforementioned Fallout games include the words "Brian Fargo presents". In 2014, at his new company inXile Entertainment, he created a sequel, Wasteland 2.
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, and Wasteland 2 was published in 2014.
|1983||2002||Interplay Entertainment||Founder / CEO|
|2002||Current||InXile Entertainment||Founder / CEO|
Other work (excerpt)
|1987||Wasteland||Design / Director|
Behind the scenes
A third bug, a design one, wasn't as amusing. In the demo, I designed a manhole cover that could give a character critically failing the strength check to open it a hernia and a few points of damage. Unfortunately, the first time Brian Fargo tried was with a damaged character that died from a fatal hernia. Ouch.
”— Chris Taylor
- Far Go Traders in the Hub in Fallout are a reference to Fargo.
- The character Faran Brygo in Wasteland is a reference to (and, except for the substitution of y for i, an anagram of) Brian Fargo.