Drs. Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, better known as the founders of BioWare, will be the 14th and 15th members inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame in February.
AIAS enshrinement is widely considered the lifetime achievement award of video game development. Muzyka and Zeschuk were chosen for BioWare's "emotionally engaging and detailed cinematic games," such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age and Neverwinter Nights. The pair will speak at AIAS' 2011 Interactive Achievement Awards at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas.
The two attended medical school together. Collaborating on educational projects brought the two together and cultivated their interest in video games development. They founded BioWare in 1995.
"We're truly honored to represent our teams of passionate, hard-working, creative staff across the BioWare Group within Electronic Arts, and they all share this award with us," Muzyka said in a statement.
"We'd also like to thank our wives and the families of our employees for their continuous support over the years, which together with the hard work of our great teams continually enables BioWare's success," Zeschuk added.
BioWare Doctors to Become AIAS Hall of Famers [Gamasutra]