Fan Creation Feature – Hannah Friederichs

The BioWare community is full of talented artists of different stripes: illustrators, animators, cosplayers, photographers–you name it.

One such illustrator is Hannah Friederichs, who crafted these fantastic Dragon Age: Inquisition-themed pulp fiction covers.


We took a minute to talk with Hannah about her inspiration for this unique project.

What inspired these covers?

I love pulp magazines and novels! They have a lot in common with Dragon Age: both play with tropes and have created enduring characters. There’s a purely over-the-top joy in writing all the juicy titles, too; I get to include all of my favorite Thedas experiences.

Why did you choose to use Dorian as the damsel in distress?

I was almost finished with a sketch of Josie in that position when my husband stepped in a made a case for Dorian.  Dorian’s definitely more comfortable in the role. It’s against type for Josephine, and Bull obviously runs a bit faster in Dorian’s defense.

You can check out more of Hannah’s work on her tumblr, DeviantArt, and personal website.

Tattoos of BioWare

At BioWare, we’re big fans of tattoos. It’s common here to catch a splash of color and line work creeping out from under someone’s sleeve. We figured it would be fun to roll up those sleeves and take a look at some of the art that decorates our developers.

Here’s a (small) sample of the tattoos you’ll find at our Edmonton studio.

Ask BioWare #1

Back in December, we put out a call to the community for questions with #AskBioWare. Many of you came up with questions – some funny, some serious, and others positively perplexing. Some of our developers sat down to answer their favorites.

We’ll be doing more of this in the future, so take to twitter with #AskBioWare. Who knows, your question might end up in our next video!

Want to increase the chances of your question being answered? Read here.

Happy New Year from All of Us!

The new year is a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, and rejuvenated spirits. It’s also a time for reflection.

As we look back on 2015, we want to thank you for being part of an incredible year. We saw the story and characters of Dragon Age: Inquisition mature and evolve, and travelled to undiscovered areas of Thedas in Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, and Trespasser. An epilogue is something we’ve never done before at BioWare, and we were happy to share the closing chapter of Inquisition with you.

We were ecstatic to finally be able to give you a taste of what’s to come in Mass Effect: Andromeda at E3, and we got a real kick out of seeing how you reacted. Then on N7 Day we said goodbye to Commander Shepard and got ready for the road to Andromeda. This is our fourth year celebrating with Mass Effect fans, and each time we’ve been blown away by the love and support we receive from the community.

And whether we were out in the street or on the Web, we had a fantastic time talking with fans this past year. At conventions from coast to coast, we met countless people who told us stories that made us laugh, cry, and remember why we make games. We saw fantastic cosplay and even put on a fashion show full of brand-new items that we developed based on feedback from all of you. And every Friday morning, we sat down with you to play the latest Dragon Age multiplayer weekend challenge so you could carry us through it.

It’s been a fantastic year, and we look forward to what the new one will bring. We hope you’ll join us on our journey to Andromeda. From all of us at BioWare: thank you!