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Beta test for
Arcanum Coming this Sept.
Source: Adam Kahn
Sierra Studios and Troika Games today announced a public beta
program for their upcoming role-playing game Arcanum: Of
Steamworks & Magick Obscura.
The public beta will begin in September, and will give gamers
access to some of the 19 major environments within the land of
Arcanum, along with scores of dungeons and quests to explore.
Testers will also be given a private online forum on which to
discuss the game with the developers, give feedback
and suggestions, and report bugs.
To fully incorporate feedback from the beta program, Arcanum will
be released in February of 2001. In addition, Sierra and Troika
will release a playable demo of the game this winter.
More information about Arcanum can be found at
Arcanum is the first game to come from the development house
Troika Games, LLC, started by former Fallout 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 and Fallout 2 RPGs.
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 replay ability.
Meanwhile, the multiplayer component extends the life of the game
and appeals to a large fan base that enjoys cooperative and
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