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A History of Bioware's Games

  • Bioware Founded

    University of Albata graduates Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuk, and Augustine Yip found the video game company Bioware. They use their success in the medical field to fund their company.
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    A timeline spanning from Bioware's establisment to their latest game Mass Effect 3
  • Shattered Steel Released

    Shattered Steel is released in North America for MS-DOS and Mac OS published by Interplay. It is a mech-simulation game wherethe player controls a bidpedal machine that fights a race of organic/machine alien hybrids.
  • Baldur's Gate Released

    Baldur's Gate is released for Windows and Mac OS. Set in the Advanced Dungeon's and Dragons Universe of "The Forgotten Realms" and following some slightly modified 2nd edition rules the game is a high fantasy RPG that recieved wide criticial acclaim.
  • Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast Released

    An expansion pack for the original Baldur's Gate the game featured numerous bug fixes and gameplay tweaks as well as a host of new quests for players to enjoy.
  • MDK 2 Released

    MDK 2 is released on the Dreamcast and Windows, a sequel to the critically acclaimed game originally developed by Shiny Entertainment. The game is a humerous action shooter where the player takes control of 3 unique characters: Kurt a janitor wearing an experimental flight/sniper suit, Max a six legged mechanical dog and Dr. Hawkins an eccentric scientist with an effinety for toast.
  • Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn Released

    Baldur's Gate 2 is released for Windows and Macintosh, a sequel to the original Baldur's Gate. The game retains the same gameplay mechanics and setting as the previous game. It received wide critical acclaim.
  • MDK 2 for PS2 Released

    MDK 2 is ported to the Playstation 2 and released.
  • Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal Released

    Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal is released, an expansion pack for Baldur's Gate II set in a new location with brand new quests and an level cap increase for veteran players.
  • Neverwinter Nights Released

    Neverwinter Nights is released, an RPG MMORPG based on 3rd edition AD&D Rules in the Forgotten Realms setting. The games multiplayer feature allowed a robust community and allowed people to be Dungeon Masters and play together in large groups on a single server. Infogrames released the game after Interplay had financial difficulties.
  • Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide

    Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide, an expansion pack for Neverwinter Nights is released. It included a new campaign, new prestige classes, creatures, spealls and feats as well as numerour fixes and tweaks.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Rebublic Released

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Rebublic is released on the Xbox, a Star Wars RPG set in an era approximately 4,000 years before the original movies. The game is based on the Wizards of the Coast's Star Wars RPG's that's gameplay is deriven from 3rd edition D&D. The game recieved numerous awards and critical acclaim and still frequents top games of all time lists
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic PC released

    KOTOR was released for Windows
  • Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark

    Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark is released, the 2nd expansion pack for Neverwinter Nights. It features a new campaign that contiunes the stroy from the last expansion, six new prestige classes, increased level caps and a host of tweaks and fixes.
  • Jade Empire Released

    Jade Empire is released for Xbox, a Wuxia action RPG set in a mythical kingdom inspired by ancient China. The game follows the player as he attempts to save his master from evil forces and bring down an evil empire.
  • Mass Effect Released

    Mass Effect is released, an RPG action shooter set in the distant future where man has entered achieved space travel and are living in space amongst other alien races. The player takes control of Commander Shepard whose goal is to stop the rogue AI's known as the Geth.
  • Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood is released

    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood is released for the DS a turn based RPG starring Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends in an epic quest to save his world.
  • Mass Effect Galaxy Released

    Mass Effect Galaxy is released on iOS, a top down shooter based before the events of Mass Effect 2 and starring one of your companions from that game, Jacob. It was not recieved favourably by reviewers.
  • Dragon Age Origins Released

    Dragon Age Origins is released for Windows and Xbox 360, a high fantasy RPG set in a fantasy country called Ferelden. The player chooses a character of a specific origin and then leads them as they become a Grey Warden, a group of soldiers who fight to defend the land from an evil army known as the Blight. It is considered a spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate.
  • Mass Effect 2 is released

    Mass Effect 2 is released on Xbox 360 and Windows, the game continues the story of Commander Shepard as he contiunes his campaign to stop the reapers from wiping out all organic life in the universe. The game has been critically acclaimed and said to be the best in the series.
  • Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening

    Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening is released, an expansion pack for Dragon Age: Origins. The story continues from the last game and includes the ability to make a new character with a new origin story, new party members, new spells and abilities, new enemies and a level cap increase
  • Dragon Age II Released

    Dragon Age II is released for Xbox 360, Windows, PS3 and Mac OSX. A sequel to the original Dragon Age: Origins that story runs parallel to the originals and follows Hawke the Champion of Kirkwall
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic released

    Star Wars: The Old Republic is released for Windows, a story driven MMORPG set in the Star Wars Universe. The game allows you to play on either the Jedi or Sith forces which also includes no force sensitive characters.
  • Mass Effect 3 Released

    Mass Effect 3 is released, the final series in the Mass Effect franchise and Commander Shepard storyline. The game follows Shepard as he attempts to rally the galaxy to defeat the Reapers and save planet Earth and all organic life. The game has met a lot of controvery following it's DLC and ending.