Arcanum "Get in the Game" Contest Announced






Manager Sierra Studios 

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Studios and Troika Games Offer Consumers the Chance to be Immortalized in
Arcanum "Get in the Game!" Contest Gives Fans a Chance to Star in
Upcoming Game


WA (February 12, 2001) -Sierra Studios and Troika Games today announced that
gamers will soon have a chance to be immortalized in their upcoming
role-playing game (RPG), Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura through
the "Get in the Game!" contest. The campaign offers RPG fans the
holy grail of gaming – a chance to be in the actual game.


Tuesday, February 13th the companies will post part of a riddle on a special
website. A new part of the riddle will then be posted weekly until March 9th,
and the first person to correctly solve it all will get to have a character
named after him or her in Arcanum, due to be released this Summer. All five
riddles will need to be deciphered in order to piece together the final,
mind-bending puzzle.


riddles will be posted weekly at
and fans will email their guesses to [email protected].
The official Arcanum website can be found at


rules for the contest can be found at


is the first game to come from the development house Troika Games, LLC,
started by former Fallout(r) team members Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky, and
Jason Anderson. The experienced Arcanum development team reunites many of the
original development team from the critically acclaimed Fallout(r) and Fallout
2(r) RPGs.


creates a compelling new world where magic and technology coexist in an uneasy
balance. As Arcanum opens, the mechanical age has only recently arrived in
this ancient land where Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs and other races have
learned to coexist in the new sprawling industrialized cities. But this
radical shift from magic to technology has created a potentially explosive
situation. While the townspeople and other thinkers begin mass production of
light bulbs, batteries, eyeglasses and guns, the Mages grow leery. This
tightly-wound setting is the starting point from which the character must set
out on his quest.


allows gamers to assume the role of multiple pre-existing characters or create
their own, and provides many paths to explore the game world, ensuring the
highest degree of replayability. Meanwhile, the multiplayer component extends
the life of the game and appeals to a large fan base that enjoys cooperative
and competitive play.


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