Brent Knowles was the lead designer and creative director for Dragon Age: Origins. He was responsible for writing the darkspawn in the franchise. He was also involved in the development of Baldur’s Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights and Jade Empire for BioWare.
As a designer, he feels that party control and tactical combats should be huge factors in a role playing game. Dragon Age II's departure from that made him realize that he would not be satisfied with what it would be.
Brent eventually left BioWare in September 2009 to pursue writing.