Tim Cain is an American video game developer best known as one of the creators of the Fallout series.
Cain started his career in the video game industry as a freelance programmer for Interplay working on a game creation system The Bard’s Tale Construction Set. In 1991 he was hired as a full-time employee. The breakthrough project for Cain was 1997 cult role-playing game Fallout. He created the original game design of Fallout, was the game’s producers and one of the lead programmers. After finishing his work on the Fallout 2 in 1998, Tim Cain left Interplay and alongside Leonard Boyarsky and Jason Anderson founded Troika Games. The studio developed three games, and Cain was involved in the development of each of them: Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, The Temple of Elemental Evil, and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. After Troika Games was closed, he worked for several other development studios and currently is a senior programmer in Obsidian Entertainment.