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Arcanum Journey to the center of Arcanum concept pitch

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What.

Is this real? Have we seen this?

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Unsigned and generic. Looks made up.
 
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Unsigned and generic. Looks made up.
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Not since Ultima Underworld has there been an RPG that combines the action of the first person perspective and the immersionveness of a fully realized RPG world!!

Bethesda crosses its arms and coughs "Daggerfall."

If Arcanum has proved anything, it is that we know how to craft a well-balanced RPG, with memorable characters, a compelling story, and a character-development system that is second to none.

:lol: This is what they actually believe.
 

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Just tell us who you got it from, Drog Black Tooth.

If it's private info, you can PM me about it, I won't tell anybody. :M
 

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Does your little thingamajick also allow me to sign it as a MS Word 9.0 document?

Fuck off.

I was considering uploading a Microsoft word 9.0 document signed in 1931 predicting 9/11, but it was too much hassle, got better things to do. Imagine I just did and linked it.

I'm not saying it's automatically fake, just that it could perfectly be, and looks somewhat fake.
 

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Document:

An intriguing storyline:

Journey to the Center of Arcanum revolves around the search for an

ancient metal, used to create the Vendigroth device in Arcanum: Of

Steamworks and Magick Obscura. Whoever controls this metal that combines

the power of both Magick and Technology will have ultimate control over the

precarious balance of power in the world of Arcanum. Journey will take the

player to unimagined realms of suspense, terror and excitement by using the Half

Life 2 engine to make bring to life the mysterious world beneath Arcanum come

to life. Whether he is beset by one of the many groups out to control the metal and

recruit him to their cause, or is confronting some ancient civilization, the player

will have to decide on whose side he is fighting.

Tim Cain interview: http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=8416

It is known that Arcanum’s sequel, Journey to the Center of Arcanum, was supposed to be a first person game using the Source engine and eventually led to Bloodlines. Can you tell us more about the plans Troika had for the project? Are there any details you can share about the setting, story or gameplay you wanted the sequel to have?

The sequel was based loosely on Jules Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth, where we planned to continue the adventures of the great explorer Franklin Payne. He has disappeared into the bowels of the earth, and his wife has hired you to find him. We had laid out most the storyline, and it included finding prehistoric monsters, subterranean humanoids, and most thrilling of all, a clue about how magic and tech can be reconciled in the same artifact, something that most learned people had believed to be impossible. Of course, none of this came to be, but our talks about using the Source engine led to our making Vampire: Bloodlines.
 

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Was wondering if you've changed at all Drog..i guess i now know :)
Regardless, my thanks for your mods. Many thanks.

:philoso: If he stays around this time, can we still say "what's up Drog" to randoms? It's important to maintain Tradition
 

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Well, we'll try to reach out to Tim and see what we can learn about this.

BTW, how do we even know about Journey to the Center of Arcanum? A Google search doesn't reveal any obvious article where its existence was originally revealed. I take it was some forum chatter with the Troika devs?
 
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Interesting. (and also a small reminder of ironyuri's abandoned cyoa :negative:)
 

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In spite of everything, Drog, you're still a bro.

Off to replay Arcanum again.
 

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Yeah cheers for mods Drog, your a man o means, don't like sound o Arcanum on Source but there you go, still shame it dint happen.
 

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Arcanum, with 120,000 downloads of a 250 meg demo in only two weeks and an Editor’s Choice award from PC Gamer, seems ready to establish a new RPG franchise.
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Yeah, and Fallout 4 sold 1.2 million copies on Steam in its first 24 hours of release. Funny how the times have changed.

That's why I think this piece of history is so interesting. Ol' Tim and his band of jolly developers really looked like kids playing with wooden blocks back then. Most of the pitch is way too naive and bizarre.
 

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