Greg Zeschuk, the man that co-founded BioWare and shepherded the development of now classic franchises like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, left the gaming industry for good more than two years ago. Yet, despite that apparent retirement, he was back on the show floor at GDC in San Francisco to show off Biba, one of his many part-time side projects. Don't worry. Zeschuk's main passion remains beer, beer and more beer. But he's also committed to using his influence and financial resources for more altruistic endeavors.
Case in point: Biba, the company he currently acts as chairperson for, has created an app for iOS that works in tandem with PlayPower's playground equipment. The premise, as Zeschuk explained it, is to create interactive games that get kids away from a sedentary experience using mobile screens and back outside playing in the real world. It's "referee play with parents." But that's not all Zeschuk had to talk about. He may be out of gaming, but thanks to his industry friends posting on Facebook, he's certainly not out of the loop. Zeschuk had plenty to say about augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D printing and his "Luddite" ways.