A now-defunct development studio, founded in 1998 by Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky and Jason Anderson, who had previously worked on the early games of the Fallout series at Black Isle Studios, for the publisher Interplay. Troika was formed mainly due to the developers' dissatisfaction with decreasing creative freedom under Interplay.
Troika Games was headquartered in Irvine, California, and operated since early April 1998 until late February 2005.
The studio created three published games:
- Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (2001)
- Dungeons and Dragons: The Temple of Elemental Evil (2003)
- Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (2004)
Another game in development was Mystary!, but that never got a publisher.
Selected news articles about Troika Edit
- Troika Games Reduces Staff, To Make Announcement (Gamasutra.com, 18 February 2005)
- Troika Confirms Company Closure (Gamasutra.com, 24 February 2005)
- The Rise and Fall of Troika: How Interplay's Golden Boys Struck Out On Their Own (escapistmagazine.com, 26 December 2006)
- The History of Computer Role-Playing Games Part III: The Platinum and Modern Ages (1994-2004) (Gamasutra.com, 11 April 2007) - Arcanum and other Troika Games are also covered in this lengthy article, the third in a series.
- Fallout Creator, Troika Co-Founder Tim Cain Joins Obsidian (Gamasutra.com, 12 October 2011)
- RPG Codex Retrospective Interview: Tim Cain on Fallout, Troika and RPG Design (RPGCodex.net, 4 September 2012)
Retrospectives on the studio
Interviews with the development team
- Troika Games (February 2003) - Official website (archived version from February 2003).
- Troika Games (December 2005) - Official website (archived version from December 2005).
- Troikapedia - MediaWiki project documenting the studio's works.
- Wikipedia article on Troika Games
- Overview of studio at MobyGames.com