Richard Lord

{{RWP Infobox
|name=Richard Lord
*Voice actor
|timeperiod=September 2006 – Present{{LI|in/richard-lord-44baab4}}
'''Richard Lord''' is an artist working for Valve Corporation|Valve.

For ''Portal 2'', Lord designed, modeled, and rigged Wheatley before Karen Prell started working on the sphere's animations.http// Karen Prell - Video Games Along with Laura Dubuk, he designed the Aperture Science Extended Relaxation Center|Relaxation Chamber from the game's intro.''Portal 2 Collector's Edition Guide'' He also animated the service announcement slideshows seen in chamberlocks, and created the concept of the Animal King.https// The NYU Game Center Lecture Series Erik Wolpaw on Vimeo

Lord provided placeholder voice for Wheatley;http// ''Portal 2'' Gains a Talkative Companion on it can be heard in the http// "Meet Wheatley" video shown at E3 2010. Due to very positive feedback, Valve considered at some point making the voice official.http// Feep's post in the ''Portal 2'' E3 gameplay video thread on the NeoGAF forums Later Lord himself emphasized that his voice was temporary, saying that "''theres no way you will be disappointed with the final voice - im over teh moon with who it might be.''" sic, until it was announced that Stephen Merchant would provide the final voice, much to the dismay of "a small but vocal minority of people who were livid" and wanted the previous actor back.{{YouTube|OLqk4aqpXlQ|''Portal 2'' - Post Mortem (GDC)}} Richard Lord also voiced an early prototype Aperture Science Personality Construct|Personality Construct, called the https// Paranoid Sphere, and both Directed_Design_Experiments|robots of the third Directed Design Experiments|Directed Design Experiment.''The Final Hours of Portal 2''

Lord worked on the Perpetual Testing Initiative map editor, and created the https// trailer for it. He also made the "https// Valentine's Day Gift Buying" and the "https// Portal is Free" promotional videos.{{IA|20140527132519/http//|Last Outpost of Sanity, Richard Lord's official blog|nositedate=(May 27, 2014)}}

==Selected gameography==
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'' (2007)
*''Portal'' (2007)
*''Portal Still Alive'' (2008)
*''Portal 2'' (2011)


FileLordandmerchant.png|Richard Lord and Stephen Merchant on a http// ''Portal 2'' post-mortem slide.


==External links==
*{{IA|20140527132519/http//|Personal website}}

CategoryValve employees