System Requirements:
Windows (c) 95/98 CD-ROM

Pentium 200, 32 MB RAM
500 MB HD Space
4x CD-ROM Drive
DirectX certified video card with at least 4 MB of video RAM
16-bit DirectX(R) compatible Soundcard

Pentium (R) 266+, 64 MB RAM
DirectX certified video card with at least 8 MB of video RAM
16-bit DirectX (R) compatible Soundcard
IPX and TCP/IP LA, or Modem TCP/IP Internet Connection


Troika Games' current project is Arcanum: Of Steamworks And Magick Obscura which is slated for release on August 24, 2001. The following background information was taken directly from the official Sierra Studios Arcanum site:

Pause, kindly reader, and view the travel adventure of a lifetime!

What gentleman of noble upbringing can resist the marvels of adventure in the land of Arcanum! From the smog-enshrouded glow of its modern cities to the murky mines of the dwarves, both enchantment and mechanical marvels will bewitch and bewilder you at every turn. Witness firsthand the throes of Arcanum's conflict between its magical past and its industrial future in this, the unique computer role-playing game from Sierra Studios and Troika Games.
Imagine a place of wonder, where magic and technology hold equal sway, and an adventurer might just as easily wield a flintlock pistol as a flaming sword. A place where great industrial cities house castle keeps and factories, home to Dwarves, Humans, Orcs and Elves alike. A place of ancient runes and steamworks, of magic and machines, of sorcery and science.


Classless, point-based attribute system allows for limitless creativity in guiding your character's development.


Complex stat system underlies every event taking place within Arcanum.


Customize your character, including 8 basic stats (Strength and Charisma), more than a dozen derived stats (Poison Resistance and Character Speed), 16 primary skills (Gambling and Healing), 80 spells within 16 colleges, and 56 technological degrees within 8 disciplines.


Automatic character management features let you delve into the quest at hand for action-oriented players.


Explore a huge game environment, with dozens of cities, dungeons, and towns to find.


Meet more than 300 unique characters and 280 different monster types across the land of Arcanum.


Multiple paths to victory abound in the scores of quests surrounding the main storyline.


Accurate day/night cycles affect the gameplay, from combat to thieving skills.


Take on a band of ogres in real-time, or plan your strategy through a turn-based system of combat - you choose.


Take the adventure online cooperatively or competitively over the Internet or LAN.

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 survive in the new sprawling industrialized cities. But this radical shift from magic to technology has created a potentially explosive situation. As 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.

The world of Arcanum is huge - it would take 20 game days to walk from one end of the continent to the other, which translates to 48 hours of continuous real-time play. Of course, that's assuming you can make it across the continent without running into one of more than 70 different types of monsters or animals that populate the world. Each of these creatures, in turn, has four variations for a total of 280 types of beast on the prowl. Beyond these creatures of darkness, there are hundreds of unique characters throughout Arcanum that players will come into contact and interact with during their journey. This huge cast of characters resides in the dozens of major towns and dungeons spread across the land in environments ranging from tropical islands to vast forests to icy mountain strongholds.

You can learn more about Arcanum from their official site by clicking HERE or by clicking on the Arcanum fan sites on our OTHER LINKS page.