James Ohlen

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James Ohlen
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Video game designer

James Ohlen is a Canadian video game designer and Senior Creative Director of BioWare.[1]


Early in his career, Ohlen briefly wrote and provided testing for Shattered Steel. He moved into a full-time role as designer for Baldur's Gate,[2] and has since been a lead designer for games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Neverwinter Nights and Baldur's Gate II. Ohlen headed the design team for BioWare's massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Star Wars: The Old Republic.[3] He was the director of Shadow Realms.[4]


  1. ^ (November 4, 2008). "New 'Star Wars' online game is 4-millennium rewind", Chicago Tribune, p. 32.
  2. ^ Steinberg, Scott (April 26, 2001). "'Gate' Opens 'Dungeons and Dragons' Realm to Generations of Players", Los Angeles Times, p. T4. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  3. ^ "BioWare: For Immediate Release". Archived from the original on August 29, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to Shadow Realms". Archived from the original on 2014-08-28. 

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