EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, October 25, 2005 - BioWare Corp. is honoured to announce that it has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. "This acknowledgment is a great honour, and we are thrilled to receive this award. It is important to BioWare because it reflects our core value of Quality in our Workplace, and it also demonstrates that BioWare is an employer of choice for prospective employees not only in Canada, but world-wide," said Joint CEO Dr. Ray Muzyka.
The future for BioWare continues to look bright. The recently announced Mass EffectTM, an XboxTM 360 title to be published by Microsoft®, marks BioWare's third creation of an entirely new, proprietary intellectual property since the company's inception. "BioWare is very excited to be in a position where we have the experience, maturity and confidence to undertake the huge task of creating a compelling new game property. Many BioWare employees have been interested in this type of creative challenge for quite some time, and we're very pleased to be able to provide this opportunity," commented Dr. Greg Zeschuk, Joint CEO, BioWare Corp.
Data for Canada's Top 100 Employers award is compiled and analyzed by Mediacorp Canada Inc. who received a staggering 55,000 applicants from across Canada. The Top 100 Employers provided information based on outstanding Human Resource practices, exceptional growing success and contribution to the community.
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BioWare Corp. is an electronic entertainment company which develops computer and console video games. BioWare's developers are hard at work on Mass EffectTM, the third BioWare-created intellectual property, and an XboxTM 360 exclusive. Mass EffectTM is an epic science-fiction roleplaying game set in a spectacular new vision of the future. BioWare recently completed work on Jade EmpireTM, the first game based on a BioWare-created intellectual property. Jade EmpireTM was released in April 2005 and has enjoyed critical and commercial success. BioWare is also hard at work on Dragon AgeTM, a PC RPG set in a second brand-new fantasy world created and owned by BioWare. BioWare's Technology Architecture Group is also developing cutting-edge next-generation BioWare Eclipse EngineTM technology for multiple platforms. BioWare has an online fan community at www.bioware.com consisting of more than 2.75 million registered users who regularly connect to discuss the company's current and future games. In November 2004, the company launched the BioWare Online Store at store.bioware.com, where fans can purchase new content for their favorite BioWare titles and merchandise. Previously published projects include: the action-RPG of 2005 for Xbox, Jade Empire; the 2003 Game of the Year, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old RepublicTM for PC and Xbox; the award-winning Neverwinter NightsTM series; the genre-defining Baldur's GateTM role-playing game series for the PC; MDKTM2 for Dreamcast and PC, MDKTM2: Armageddon for PlayStation®2, and Shattered SteelTM. Employment information at BioWare can be found online at jobs.bioware.com.
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