01
Mar
08

Ray Muzyka

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Ray Muzyka is a medical doctor who founded BioWare Corporation with Greg Zeschuk in February 1995. When on 3rd November 2005 BioWare formed an alliance with Pandemic Studios, Ray Muzyka became a shareholder and senior executive of the BioWare/Pandemic Studios holding company.

Dr. Ray Muzyka is the General Manager, Chairman/CEO and Co-Executive Producer at BioWare Corp. He co-founded BioWare in 1995 with the other co-founder and President of BioWare, Dr. Greg Zeschuk. After selling BioWare to Electronic Arts in 2008, Muzyka became a Vice-President at EA in addition to his role at BioWare.

Muzyka and Zeschuk were the co-executive producers on Shattered Steel, the Baldur’s Gate series (PC), MDK2, MDK2: Armageddon, the Neverwinter Nights series, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox and PC), and Jade Empire (XBox). Muzyka and Zeschuk are also co-executive producers on the upcoming Dragon Age, an epic fantasy roleplaying game for PC set in a new BioWare-created universe, as well as Mass Effect, released in 2007, an Xbox 360 exclusive sci-fi action RPG based on another original BioWare intellectual property. BioWare is also selling content directly to its fans through the BioWare Community at http://www.bioware.com and store.bioware.com. BioWare also formed a new substudio based in Austin in late 2005, developing an as-yet-unannounced new MMO. BioWare and LucasArts announced a partnership in 2007.

In addition to his development role, Muzyka also co-manages the financial, human resources, operations, marketing and legal business side of BioWare, and has completed his executive MBA program at the Ivey School of Business, UWO. Muzyka is also a board member of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, and serves as a Director and Co-Chairman of CodeBaby Corp., another software company developing a next generation interface for digital media and the Internet. More information about CodeBaby is available at http://www.codebaby.com.

Muzyka won the inaugural DICE poker tournament  in 2006 which featured a range of notable poker celebrities such as Scott Fischman, Chris Ferguson and Perry Friedman.

Games Credited

Jade Empire (Special Edition) (2007), 2K Games
Mass Effect (2007), Microsoft Game Studios
Neverwinter Nights 2 (2006), Atari, Inc.
Jade Empire (2005), Microsoft Game Studios
Jade Empire (Limited Edition) (2005), Microsoft Game Studios
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords (2004), LucasArts
Armed & Dangerous (2003), LucasArts
Neverwinter Nights Gold (2003), Atari, Inc.
Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark (2003), Atari, Inc.
Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide (2003), Atari, Inc.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003), LucasArts
Neverwinter Nights (2002), Infogrames, Inc.
Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (2001), Interplay Entertainment Corp.
MDK 2: Armageddon (2001), Interplay Entertainment Corp.
Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn (2000), Interplay Entertainment Corp.
Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn (Collector’s Edition) (2000), Interplay Entertainment Corp.
MDK 2 (2000), Interplay Entertainment Corp.
Baldur’s Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast (1999), Interplay Entertainment Corp.
Baldur’s Gate (1998), Interplay Productions, Inc.
Shattered Steel (1996), Interplay Productions, Inc.

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