2001 Winner: Outstanding Commercial Achievement in Alberta Science and Technology (Sales less than 25 million)
Alberta Video Game Company Scores International Recognition
BioWare Corp. is a world-class developer of computer games and animation. With the combined entrepreneurial spirit and commercial achievements demonstrated by its leaders, BioWare is poised for success.
Finding Creative Expression
Founded in 1995, in Edmonton, by medical practitioners, Dr. Greg Zeschuk and Dr. Ray Muzyka, Bioware has since grown to a 100-person operation. Although both founders had no formal business or technical training when starting up BioWare, they discovered that programming and software development fulfilled their needs for creative expression. Their intense interest in video games, animation and comics led to the formation of the company.
Six years later, BioWare earned revenues of over $10 million and held assets of approximately $9.3 million. MacLean’s magazine profiled Drs. Zeschuk and Muzyka on their list of “100 Canadians to Watch”. BioWare was named Canada’s 11th-fastest growing company by Profit Magazine and Alberta Venture magazine named it the 15th-fastest growing company in Alberta.
Making the Big Leagues
Although BioWare competes with entertainment conglomerates such as Hasboro, Disney, Microsoft and Sega, its games have consistently proven their worth through cutting edge sound and graphics, state-of-the-art animation and compelling game play. BioWare and its co-founders, Drs. Zeschuk and Muzyk, have proven to be outstanding contributors to the Alberta science and technology community. Their numerous successes have given Alberta’s high technology industry the international recognition it deserves.