STUDIOS(tm) LAUNCHES ARCANUM(tm) WEB SITE
WA (May 8, 2000) — Sierra Studios announced today the launch of a new
website for their upcoming PC role-playing game, Arcanum: Of Steamworks
and Magick Obscura(tm) at http://www.sierrastudios.com/games/arcanum
The new website is filled with information
about the groundbreaking new game, and includes detailed
background and storyline information that will immerse fans into the
world of Arcanum. Web site visitors can browse "The Tarantian," the
best source of news-worthy items in
Arcanum, get a primer on the many races in the
game, view maps, read stories of adventures in "Arcanum Tales," and
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, including: Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky, Jason Anderson,
Jesse Reynolds, Chris Jones, and Mark Harrison.
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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worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment and productivity
software. Sierra is a division of Havas Interactive, a global leader
in interactive content, and is one of the world’s largest publishers of
education, entertainment and home productivity software. Its divisions,
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are famous for releasing critically acclaimed and award winning
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