Troika Games

Troika Games was a development studio for computer role-playing games headquartered in Irvine, California.


Troika was founded in April 1998 by former Interplay employees (Department of Black Isle Studios) and Fallout developers Timothy Cain, Leonard Boyarsky and Jason D. Anderson. The name derives from the Russian word Тройка and means " troika " because the three founders saw themselves as the three key developer / designer / programmer of their previous Interplay Fallout project.

Their debut project was named Arcanum: Of steam engines and magic, an isometric 2D role-playing game in the style of Fallout, which was released in August 2001. It was the most successful game by Troika with 234,000 units sold and revenues of $ 8.8 million. The second title, The Temple of Elemental Evil, was a turn-based role-playing game in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, which came on the market in September 2003, but not the same sales figures provided as Arcanum. In particular, because of many bugs Troika came here in the criticism. Troika's third and final game based on the pen -and- paper role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade by White Wolf and appeared as Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines in November 2004, but already in the same month the first employees were laid off in December 2004 finally. the rest of the workforce.

On 25 February 2005 Leonard Boyarsky officially announced the closure of Troika Games due to financing problems known.


  • Arcanum: Of steam engines and Magic ( 2001)
  • The Temple of Elemental Evil (2003)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (2004)

Despite rumors to the contrary Troika was never in the conversation as a developer of a third part of Fallout. Fallout 3 was developed until 2003 by Black Isle under the name Van Buren, but terminated before completion due to the financial problems of the parent company Interplay. As a result, Interplay sold the rights only for the development of a third part, and finally the full naming rights to Bethesda Softworks, where the series was finally continued.