EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, October 6, 2004 - BioWare Corp. is pleased to announce that it has recently been honoured by two organizations. The company was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. and Maclean's magazine for the second consecutive year, and placed 29th in the Deloitte Canadian Technology Fast 50 listing. In addition to its fourth consecutive placement among the Fast 50, BioWare also received a GrowthWorks Leadership Award from Deloitte, recognizing outstanding achievement in software.
"These awards are a testament to the hard work of our more than 200 staff, comprised of some of the most creative, intelligent and loyal people in the world," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Joint CEO of BioWare Corp. "All of the people here at BioWare are passionate about making entertaining video games that push the boundaries of the medium, with epic stories, stunning visuals, and exceptional production values."
"Consistent placement in both Canada's Top 100 Employers and the Deloitte Canadian Technology Fast 50 emphasizes BioWare's core values of quality in our products and quality in our workplace," said Greg Zeschuk, Joint CEO of BioWare Corp. "We're confident that BioWare will continue to thrive in the future, with the development of our own next-generation BioWare Eclipse EngineTM technology and several new BioWare-owned intellectual properties, including the upcoming Jade Empire (to be published by Microsoft for the Xbox video game system in Q1 2005) and Dragon Age (the next PC role-playing revolution set in a high-fantasy world), as well as a third, as yet unannounced next-generation project."
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BioWare Corp. is an electronic entertainment company that develops computer and console games. BioWare's developers are currently hard at work on Jade EmpireTM, a BioWare-created intellectual property to be published by Microsoft for the Xbox in Q1 2005; and Dragon AgeTM, a PC RPG set in a brand new world created and owned by BioWare. BioWare is also developing its next-generation BioWare Eclipse EngineTM technology, as well as an unannounced next-generation title based on yet another BioWare-created intellectual property. BioWare has an online fan community consisting of more than 2 million registered users that connect to discuss the company's current and future games. Star Wars:® Knights of the Old RepublicTM, released July 18, 2003 for the Xbox and November 18, 2003 for PC, is currently enjoying critical praise and great commercial success with its opening weekend launch ending with Microsoft proclaiming the title as the fastest-selling Xbox game in history. Previously published projects include: 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. BioWare information can be found online at www.bioware.com.
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