BioWare Recruiting at 2008 Game Developers Conference



    Leading video game developer looking for top-notch talent to expand teams
    developing next-generation PC, console and handheld projects

    EDMONTON, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - BioWare announced today plans to expand its
development teams for future video game projects. With studios in Edmonton,
Canada, and Austin, Texas, this leading developer of electronic entertainment
software is actively recruiting for a variety of positions across numerous
disciplines. Since 1995, BioWare has enjoyed a steady growth of employees and
projects across both its studios in Edmonton, Canada, and Austin, Texas.
    From February 18-22, 2008, BioWare will be attending the Game Developers
Conference in San Francisco, California, where hopeful recruits will have the
opportunity to learn more about BioWare and its games, as well as the
positions available, which include 3D graphics programmers, technical artists,
senior writers, and many others. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit
the BioWare HR team at Booth No. 230 in the Career Pavilion at the GDC Expo
area in the Moscone Center, or find out more information at the BioWare
website: http://jobs.bioware.com.
    With a legacy of best-selling hits including Jade Empire(TM), Star
Wars(R): Knights of the Old Republic(TM) and Neverwinter Nights(TM), BioWare
released Mass Effect(TM) for the Xbox 360(TM) videogame and entertainment
system to critical acclaim in November, 2007. This sci-fi action role-playing
game has received numerous awards including 2007 Game of the Year, Console
Game of the Year, and Role-Playing Game of the Year. Other BioWare titles
currently in development include the dark heroic fantasy Dragon Age(TM), and
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood for the Nintendo DS(TM). Unannounced
projects include a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, and an additional
unannounced title for a next-generation system. BioWare recently became part
of Electronic Arts, the world's leading interactive entertainment company.
    "We're looking for people with a passion for excellence in video game
development," said Derek Sidebottom, BioWare's Director of Human Resources.
"Our core values are Quality in our Products and Quality in our Workplace, and
these have been recognized by countless product-specific awards, as well as
BioWare being named amongst Canada's Top 100 Employers for 4 years and
Financial Post's 10 Best Companies to Work For."
    For a listing of available positions, visit the BioWare jobs website at
http://jobs.bioware.com.

    About BioWare

    BioWare 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, and Star Wars(R): Knights
of the Old Republic(TM). Original BioWare-created IPs include Jade Empire(TM)
and the 2007 Game of the Year, Mass Effect(TM). With studios in Edmonton,
Canada, and Austin, Texas, BioWare is hard at work on the epic fantasy RPG,
Dragon Age and Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood for the Nintendo DS(TM),
as well as several unannounced projects including a massively multiplayer
online game. In 2008, BioWare was acquired by the world's leading electronic
entertainment publisher, Electronic Arts. For more information on BioWare,
visit www.bioware.com.

    About Electronic Arts

    Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is
the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in
1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software
worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and
the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names:
EA SPORTS(TM), EA(TM), EA SPORTS BIG(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2007, EA
posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 titles that sold more than
one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More
information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found
on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

    BioWare, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Jade Empire are trademarks or
    registered trademarks owned by BioWare Corp. in the U.S. and other
    countries. EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO are trademarks or
    registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other
    countries. Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of
    companies. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo. All other trademarks
    are the property of their respective owners.




For further information:

For further information: Tammy Schachter, Director of Public Relations,
EA Games Label, (650) 628-7223, tschachter@ea.com; Matt Atwood, Senior
Manager, Public Relations, EA Games Label - BioWare, (780) 430-0164, ext.
1450, matwood@bioware.com; Erik Einsiedel, Public Relations Coordinator, EA
Games Label - BioWare, (780) 430-0164, ext. 1146, erik@bioware.com

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