Edmonton-based BioWare wins Game of the Year award

Watch above: Shaye Ganam profiles the incredible impact of BioWare.

EDMONTON — An Edmonton-based video game developer took home the award for Game of the Year at the Game Awards in Las Vegas Friday night.

The top honour of the night went to BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition. BioWare’s general manager Aaryn Flynn and the executive producer of the Dragon Age franchise Mark Darrah were on hand to accept the award.

“This is immensely humbling,” said Darrah, “This is really an award that belongs to our fans that stuck with us for a long time.”

“I just want to echo what Mark said,” added Flynn. “I want to thank all the families who support so many developers who put so much of their energy into a game like Dragon Age. It means a lot to stand up here and represent them.”

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Inquisition is the third instalment of the wildly popular Dragon Age series.

“This is an award for the team whose hard work has poured into this game,” Darrah said. “It’s been a long journey. Thank you all. I’m glad you liked it as much as we did.”

Started by three local doctors in a basement 20 years ago, BioWare has become a video game powerhouse. The multinational corporation has won numerous awards for its role-playing video games.

BioWare was recently featured in Global Edmonton’s GameChangers series, a monthly feature by anchor Shaye Ganam that focuses on local people, projects or businesses that have changed the face of the city.

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READ MORE: BioWare’s dedication to role-playing video games key to its worldwide success

Gamers, and Edmonton mayor Don Iveson, took to Twitter following the win to congratulate the Edmonton-based company.


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