BioWare Announces Browser-Based Dragon Age Prequel

Calling it "a collaboration between EA 2D, BioWare, and some of the hottest indie talent from the flash developer community," BioWare has announced the browser-based Dragon Age: Journeys, which will serve as a prequel to the upcoming Dragon Age: Origins.

EA 2D's Ethan Levy unveiled the game in a post on Wednesday; he did not give any date of release, even ballpark. Levy did they've been working for nearly a year on a "three chapter, single player, tactical rpg delivered in Flash.

"Right now we're hard at work finishing the first chapter, Dragon Age Journeys: The Deep Roads. The game will introduce you to the dwarven city of Orzammar and the Deep Roads surrounding it where the dwarves face a persistent threat from the darkspawn hordes," Levy writes.

I know I've given Dragon Age a hard time, all in fun (at least I hope it's been seen as such. And hey, I've preordered it.) Seriously, Dragon Age: Journeys is not just a great way to extend a game's reach; it's encouraging news to gamers to see work by serious developers, backed by big names, on deeper and longer-lasting browser games.

Dragon Age: Journeys [BioWare Blog via Game Stooge]