BioWare Corp. Named One of Canada's Top 10 Best Companies to Work For



    EDMONTON, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - BioWare Corp. is proud to announce that it has
been selected as one of "Financial Post's 10 Best Companies to Work For
(2008)." The competition is organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the nation's
largest publisher of employment guides and job-hunting periodicals. Each
winner is selected by the editors of the "Canada's Top 100 Employers" guide.
The ten companies selected are business success stories drawn from this year's
"Top 100 Employers" list, reflecting those companies who offer the most
progressive and forward-thinking programs.
    Recently named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the fourth time in
2008, this marks BioWare's first year being named among Financial Post's Top
10.
    "We are truly honored to be named a Top 10 Canadian employer," said Ray
Muzyka, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at BioWare. "At BioWare, we
have always valued our people, and one of our core values is to provide an
environment that offers quality in the workplace and promotes creativity. This
is why BioWare has attracted employees who come from all over the world."
    BioWare's future continues to look bright with Mass Effect(TM), an
Xbox(TM) 360 title being released November 20, 2007, as well as other titles
currently in production including Dragon Age(TM), a role-playing game for the
Nintendo DS(TM) based on the Sonic the Hedgehog(TM) license, and a massively
multiplayer online (MMO) game being developed at BioWare's Austin, Texas,
studio.
    For more information about BioWare, visit http://www.bioware.com.

    ABOUT BIOWARE

    BioWare Corp. is an electronic entertainment company which develops
computer, console, handheld and online video games focused on rich stories and
memorable characters. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's
best-selling titles including the award-winning Baldur's Gate(TM) and
Neverwinter Nights(TM) series, as well as the 2003 Game of the Year, Star
Wars(R): Knights of the Old Republic(TM). Original BioWare-created IPs include
the 2005 RPG of the Year, Jade Empire(TM), with next-generation titles Mass
Effect(TM) and Dragon Age(TM) currently in development. Mass Effect will ship
to retailers globally in November, 2007. The game has received more than 50
awards, including the 2007 Game Critics Awards for "Best Console Game" and
"Best RPG" at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. With studios in Edmonton,
Canada, and Austin, Texas, BioWare is also hard at work on a new title for the
Nintendo DS(TM) based on Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as several unannounced
projects including a massively multiplayer online game. For more information
on BioWare, visit www.bioware.com.

    (*) BioWare, BioWare Corp., BioWare Eclipse Engine, Mass Effect, Dragon
    Age and Jade Empire are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by
    BioWare Corp. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks
    and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All
    rights reserved.





For further information:

For further information: Matt Atwood, Senior Public Relations Manager,
Email: matwood@bioware.com, (780) 430-0164 ext 1450, Cell: (780) 937-4188;
Erik Einsiedel, Public Relations Coordinator, Email: erik@bioware.com, (780)
430-0164 ext 1146, Cell: (780) 777-5190

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