BioWare to Recruit at 2007 Game Developers Conference



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

    EDMONTON, March 3 /CNW/ - BioWare Corp. announced its plans today to
continue the expansion of its development teams for its 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.
    From March 7-9, 2007, BioWare will be attending the Game Developers
Conference in San Francisco, California, where hopeful recruits will have the
chance to learn more about the company, its game development process, as well
as career opportunities. Some of the jobs currently available include:
Graphics Programmers, Senior and Lead Artists, Senior Story Developers, and
Senior Animators. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the BioWare HR
team at Booth 1513 in the Career Pavilion, or find out more information at the
BioWare website: http://careers.bioware.com.
    "BioWare is the perfect place to work 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 various Top Employer awards."
    With a legacy of best-selling hits including Star Wars(R): Knights of the
Old Republic(TM), Neverwinter Nights(TM) and the Baldur's Gate(TM) series,
BioWare recently released Jade Empire(TM): Special Edition for the PC to
critical acclaim in February, 2007. This martial-arts action role-playing game
(action-RPG) is the follow-up to Jade Empire, the 2005 Xbox Game of the Year
and 2005 RPG of the Year. Other BioWare titles currently in development
include the sci-fi epic Mass Effect(TM) and the dark heroic fantasy Dragon
Age(TM). Unannounced projects include a new title in development for the
Nintendo DS(TM), a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, and an additional
unannounced title for a next-generation system. BioWare's Technology
Architecture Group (TAG) is also developing the company's next-generation
game-engine technology for PC and console, the BioWare Eclipse Engine(TM).
    For a listing of available positions, visit the BioWare jobs website at
http://careers.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. With studios in
Edmonton, Canada, and Austin, Texas, BioWare is also hard at work on several
unannounced projects including a new title for the Nintendo DS(TM), as well as
a massively multiplayer online game. For more information on BioWare, visit
www.bioware.com.

    ABOUT BIOWARE
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    BioWare Corp. is an electronic entertainment company which develops
computer and console video games focused on rich stories and memorable
characters. BioWare's developers are hard at work on Mass Effect, a brand new
BioWare-created intellectual property, and an Xbox(TM) 360 exclusive, to be
published by Microsoft. Mass Effect is an epic science-fiction role-playing
game set in a spectacular new vision of the future. BioWare's new studio in
Austin, Texas, has begun work on a new massively multiplayer online game,
marking BioWare's entry into the MMO space. In 2006, BioWare formed a new
group to develop games for handheld platforms, beginning with the Nintendo
DS(TM). Jade Empire, published by Microsoft, is BioWare's first game based on
a BioWare-created intellectual property and was released for Xbox in April
2005 to critical and commercial success. A PC version is scheduled for release
in early 2007, to be published by 2K Games. BioWare is also hard at work on
Dragon Age, a high fantasy RPG set in another brand-new world created and
owned by BioWare. BioWare's Technology Architecture Group is also developing
the cutting-edge next-generation BioWare Eclipse Engine technology for
multiple platforms. BioWare has an online fan community at www.bioware.com
consisting of over 3 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(R): Knights of the Old Republic(TM) for PC
and Xbox; the award-winning Neverwinter Nights(TM) series; the genre-defining
Baldur's Gate(TM) role-playing game series for the PC; MDK(TM)2 for Dreamcast
and PC, MDK(TM)2: Armageddon for PlayStation(R)2, and Shattered Steel(TM).
Employment information at BioWare can be found online at jobs.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; Ph: (780) 430-0164 ext 1450; Cell: (780) 937-4110;
Erik Einsiedel, Public Relations Coordinator, Email: erik@bioware.com; Ph:
(780) 430-0164 ext 1146; Cell: (780) 777-5190

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