BioWare Corp. Named One of Canada's Top 100 Employers

    Leading Video Game Developer Provides One of the Best Places for Industry

    EDMONTON, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - BioWare Corp. is honored to announce that it has
been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers.
    "This award is a tremendous honor for BioWare. One of our studio's core
values is Quality in our Workplace: creating a great place to work for our
passionate, hardworking, creative staff," said Ray Muzyka, co-founder and
Chief Executive Officer of BioWare Corp. "We're dedicated to ensuring that
BioWare remains an employer of choice for our current employees at BioWare
Edmonton, BioWare Austin, and our new employees who come from all over the
    With a series of highly anticipated projects in the works, the future
looks bright for BioWare. The epic space adventure Mass Effect(TM), an
Xbox(TM) 360 exclusive title to be published by Microsoft(R) and released
November 20, 2007, has already garnered the 2007 E3 Game Critics Awards for
"Best Console Game" and "Best Role-Playing Game." With studios in both
Edmonton, Alberta, and Austin, Texas, BioWare is poised for success with the
dark heroic fantasy, Dragon Age, as well as a massively multiplayer online
game (MMO) and a new title for the Nintendo DS(TM) based on the popular Sonic
the Hedgehog franchise.
    "The key to our success has always been our employees, and we've worked
hard to create an amazing environment to attract and support the industry's
best talent," said Greg Zeschuk, co-founder and President of BioWare Corp. "By
recognizing that our most valuable assets are the people who make it all
happen, we will continue to take the time to nurture top talent, and let that
talent work its magic."
    Data for Canada's Top 100 Employers award is compiled and analyzed by
Mediacorp Canada Inc. who received over 55,000 applicants from across Canada.
The Top 100 Employers list is based on outstanding Human Resource practices,
exceptional growing success and contribution to the community.
    For more information about BioWare, visit:


    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 throughout North America on November 20, 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

    (*)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.

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