I’m Erik Novales. Up until recently, I worked at Obsidian Entertainment as a programmer. I architected the toolset for Neverwinter Nights 2, did a bunch of assorted work on the game itself (having worked on it for more than two years), and also worked on the already-announced Aliens RPG (published by Sega) before I left the company. Before that, I worked at Totally Games on Star Trek: Bridge Commander and Secret Weapons Over Normandy. And before that, I attended Southern Methodist University, graduating magna cum laude with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Math.
My interests are pretty varied, and range from things you would expect given my work history (computers and programming, computer and video games), to things further afield (travel, World War II history, indie and British rock, and sports of nearly every type). I am married to my lovely wife Sandy, and we have two cats (Oliver and Mia) on whom we dote.