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Biographical data
other namesTim Cain
date of birthAugust 25, 1965
Involvement in Fallout series
gamesFallout
Fallout 2
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My idea is to explore more of the world and more of the ethics of a post-nuclear world, not to make a better plasma gun.

— Tim Cain

Timothy Cain is the original creator of the Fallout series and setting. He was the lead programmer on Fallout and one of the six people responsible for the game's original design.

CareerEdit

Interplay Entertainment (August 1991 - January 1998)Edit

Initially, he was the only one working on Interplay's GURPS project, creating the game's engine. Later the team grew and he went from lead programmer to producer when Tom Decker left the project.

After completing Fallout Cain went on to do some pre-production work on Fallout 2 before leaving Interplay.

Troika Games (April 1998 - February 2005)Edit

After leaving Interplay, he set up Troika Games with Leonard Boyarsky and Jason D. Anderson. He was a project leader and lead programmer on Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura and The Temple of Elemental Evil. He also worked as a programmer on Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, Troika's last game.

Carbine Studios (August 2005 - July 2011)Edit

After Troika' shutdown in 2005, he joined as the programming director at Carbine Studio working on Wildstar, a fantasy MMO game for NCSoft. He was promoted to design director in October 2007. Cain left Carbine Studios in July 2011.

Obsidian Entertainment (October 2011 - Present)Edit

In October 2011 he announced that he is joining Obsidian Entertainment as a Senior Programmer under a contract and would eventually leave the company.[1][2] On February 20, 2012, Tim decided that he will not leave Obsidian, but will join the company and work full time.

NotesEdit

  • Typing "boom", on the Fallout credits will show an animation of his head exploding.
  • In Fallout 2, in Golgotha near New Reno, there is a grave marker with words on it: "Tim Cain. Founder, Lover, Fighter, Programmer."
  • Tim Cain's face is the Fallout 1 & 2 icon when seen in "My Computer" or on the desktop on a modern OS, or when using big-sized icons.

Employment historyEdit

FromToCompanyRole
19911998Interplay Entertainment
19982005Troika Games
20052011Carbine Studios
2011PresentObsidian Entertainment

CreditsEdit

Fallout seriesEdit

YearTitleCredited as/for
1997FalloutProducer
Lead programmer
Original game design
1998Fallout 2Original game design
Additional programming

Other workEdit

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

YearTitleCredited as/for
1991The Bard's Tale Construction SetDesigner
Programmer
Manual writer
1995StonekeepProgramming consultant
2001Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick ObscuraProject leader
Lead programmer
2003The Temple of Elemental EvilProject leader
Lead programmer
2004Vampire: The Masquerade - BloodlinesProgrammer
2014South Park: Stick of Truth
2014Project EternitySenior programmer

GalleryEdit

VideosEdit

Tim Cain talks Fallout

Fallout talk continued

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Tim Cain joins Obsidian
  2. Chris Avellone on his contract

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