Ossian Studios® Inc.
Ossian Studios Inc. is a developer of top-quality RPG games, having developed two Dungeons & Dragons® fantasy RPGs for the AAA Neverwinter Nights™ franchise. In developing Mysteries of Westgate and Darkness over Daggerford, Ossian has gained a reputation for creating exciting adventures with a focus on role-playing and exploration, as well as a strong attention to detail.
Located in Burnaby, Canada, Ossian Studios was founded in 2003 by Alan Miranda (CEO) and Elizabeth Starr (COO), partners in both business and marriage, and employs the best talent from around the world to work on its games. Ossian is always open to new development opportunities and partners, and interested parties should go to our Contact page.
Ossian the Warrior-Bard
The company name of Ossian Studios was inspired by the legendary Celtic warrior-bard Ossian (awe - seean), who told tales of epic adventures and travelled to the underworld paradise of the Land of Youth called "Tir na n-Og," where warriors feasted, battled, and died, but were reborn again the next day to feast and battle into eternity. The name of Ossian is therefore a perfect fit for a company whose goal is to weave players into tales of epic adventures in far away fantasy places.
Ossian's Dream by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1813)
Alan Miranda is a former BioWare producer, having been the producer on Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (AIAS Computer RPG of the Year) and the associate producer on Neverwinter Nights. His passion for playing and developing RPGs is what brought him to BioWare in the first place, and he moved on to establish Ossian Studios in order to successfully develop new RPGs and other games with the very same philosophy and commitment to high quality.
Prior to working at BioWare, he was a designer at Relic Entertainment, developing some of the core game mechanics and missions for the RTS, Impossible Creatures. He is now the producer of all games developed at Ossian Studios, including NWN: Darkness over Daggerford, NWN2: Mysteries of Westgate, and The Shadow Sun, and is always very active in the development of design, art, and audio.
Alan holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia, and a diploma in 2D and 3D Video Game Programming from DigiPen Applied Computer Graphics School.