Sierra Studios(tm) Launches Arcanum(tm) Web Site

 

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ALERT

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:

Adam
Kahn

Sierra
Studios

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425/649-9800

 

SIERRA
STUDIOS(tm) LAUNCHES ARCANUM(tm) WEB SITE

 

BELLEVUE,
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
much
more.

 

Arcanum
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.

 

Arcanum
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.

 

Arcanum
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.

 

Sierra
On-Line, Inc. http://www.sierra.com/ is
one of the original
developers and largest
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,

Blizzard Entertainment(r), Coktel, Knowledge
Adventure(r), Sierra(tm) and
Flipside.com(tm)
are famous for releasing critically acclaimed and award
winning
titles. Havas has operations in the US and in Europe and is a
subsidiary
of the French publishing house Havas, part of Vivendi
Communications.

 

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