Dragon Age writer ends his 17 year run at Bioware


David Gaider announced via Twitter his departure from Bioware, the studio behind the best selling Dragon Age and Mass Effect series of games.

“I must sadly announce that, after 17 years, today is my last day at BioWare,” Gaider wrote on Twitter. “I’ll miss my team, and wish everyone here the best.” The news comes less than a month after Chris Wynn left his post as senior development director of the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda.

At Bioware, Gaider was credited with creating the world of Dragon Age. He served as lead writer and also penned three novels and three comic books based on the world. Gaider’s first job at Bioware was as a designer for Baldur’s Gate 2. He also wrote for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark. 

Gaider was also an active participant in the Bioware community. He posted often about the direction of Dragon Age and frequently engaged with fans. Last year, after finishing work on Dragon Age: Inquisition, Gaider began working on another unnamed Bioware project.