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Company nameBioWare
Company typeDivision of Electronic Arts
IndustryComputer and video games
Interactive entertainment
FoundedEdmonton, Alberta, Canada (1995)
HeadquartersEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Key peopleCasey Hudson, Director
David Gaider, Writer
Ray Muzyka, CEO
Greg Zeschuk, Vice-President
ProductsVideo games (See complete products listing)
Owner(s)Electronic Arts
Employees~800 (2010)
ParentElectronic Arts

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BioWare is a Canadian video game developer founded in February 1995 by newly graduated medical doctors Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuk, and Augustine Yip. BioWare is currently owned by American company Electronic Arts. BioWare specializes in role-playing video games, and became famous for launching highly praised and successful licensed franchises, Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. They proceeded to make several other successful games based on original IP: Jade Empire, Mass Effect, Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age II. They are currently working on two projects: Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3. Dragon Age III has been spoken of by BioWare, but has not been officially announced yet.

, the BioWare group consists of six studios: BioWare Edmonton, BioWare Austin, BioWare Mythic, BioWare Montreal, BioWare Ireland, and BioWare San Francisco (formerly EA2D). It comprises the RPG/MMO Group within Electronic Arts, with Muzyka, EA Senior VP and the Group General Manager and Zeschuk EA VP and Group Creative Officer of the BioWare Group; co-founder/Doctor Yip left in early 1997 to return to medicine. Other senior leaders in the BioWare Group (RPG/MMO Group) of Electronic Arts are Rob Denton (EA VP and Group Operations Officer of the BioWare Group), Patrick Buechner (EA VP and Group Marketing Officer of the BioWare Group), Gordon Walton and Rich Vogel (EA VPs and co-General Managers of BioWare Austin), Aaryn Flynn (EA VP and General Manager of BioWare Edmonton), Eugene Evans (EA VP and General Manager of BioWare Mythic, in Fairfax, Virginia), and Yanick Roy (Studio Director of BioWare Montreal).

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