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  1. DarkUnderlord

    DarkUnderlord Administrator Staff Member

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    That's how many copies Bloodlines sold according to an <a href="http://biz.gamedaily.com/features.asp?article_id=9052">article on the companies death</a> published by <a href="http://biz.gamedaily.com/">Game Daily</a>.

    <blockquote>Boyarsky, Cain and Anderson formed Troika in 1998 after leaving Interplay where they created the classic RPG Fallout. Troika only created three games in the past six years: Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (2001), The Temple of Elemental Evil (2003) and Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (2004). These games catered to the niche RPG market, and although most were well received critically, the titles simply failed to generate enough revenue for the studio to survive. Arcanum was the company's best selling game, and it only managed to sell 234K units and generate sales of $8.8 million, according to the NPD Group. It was downhill from there; The Temple of Elemental Evil sold 128K units ($5.2 million) and Bloodlines sold a paltry 72K units ($3.4 million). It didn't help either that Bloodlines, which was published by Activision and powered by the Source/Half-Life 2 engine, was released at the same time as Valve's blockbuster first-person shooter sequel.</blockquote>
    There you have it, Troika's highest selling game was Arcanum.

    Spotted at <a href="http://www.duckandcover.cx">Duck and Cover</a>
     
  2. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    And to think that, they are one of a very few companies from which I've actually bought the games. Heck, even bought Arcanum twice since I wanted spares just in case and I happened to spot the box in a low-price bin.

    When I get rich, I'll reunite Troika and give 'em unlimited funding!
     
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    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes Xzbyte, when I create the United Sweden Socialist Republics, or Sverjet. When my empire will stretch all over the world, and each and every citizen will work to ensure that my life is as comfortable as possible. That includes keeping Troika alive. ;)
     
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    I still get that fancy easy job we agreed upon right? ;)
     
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    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    I'll put you in charge to playtest all the fancy RPG's Troika will develop under my rule. How's that?
     
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    I'll sit back with one of those never ending bottles of absinthe and critisize everybody.
     
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    Mathat, youll be fed to the workewrs for doing that, I will in addition to do as DE said, be the Supreeme Judge.
     
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