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BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka left for a job that required less travel

After five years at BioWare, founder Ray Muzyka left the developer to pursue a job that would keep him closer to home and family, the doctor told the Edmonton Journal.

In a recent interview with the Journal, Muzyka expressed relief at moving into a career that didn't require too much travel.

"I was in the air probably 250 to 280 days the last couple of years," he said. "That was part of the reason why, after five years spent running the division of a public company, I just knew I needed to seek a new beginning and try and do something different that would allow me to stay closer to home and be with my wife more."

Muzyka notes that he left his first job as a doctor because he had found something he loved more: working on video games.

"I began as a medical doctor, and I practiced for 10 years, two years full-time, and eight years part-time," he explained. "And I didn't leave medicine because I didn't like it. I left because I loved BioWare, and I just didn't have any time to do medicine anymore."

Muzyka and co-founder Greg Zeschuk left BioWare in September. Muzyka went on to form Threshold Impact, an Alberta-based investment company focused on creating "socially responsible" and sustainable investments in media, technology and medicine.

"So this is my third career essentially, and I don't think I'll ever retire per se," he said. "I want to give back. I want to invest in sustainable, profitable, but social impact investments, and companies that are actually trying to do the right thing for the world."

Last month Zeschuk launched The Beer Diaries, a weekly online web show about craft beer brewing around the world.

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