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Mr. Teatime
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[Company -> Update] - More info on Company: Troika Games

In their most recent update, Penny Arcade! have written a short bit about Troika. There's no new information, but the opinion is an interesting one, which I'm drifting towards agreeing with.
It sounds as though Troika is no more, or at any rate they are liquidating everything in their offices, so if they are still coherent as a developer presumably their next game involves sitting in a bare room. Troika (for those of you with a concussion) is the little company that couldn't, producing games of marvelous, unprecedented promise coupled with epic lapses in technical execution. The company was a hole that great ideas crawled half-way out of, so I hope you'll pardon me if I don't dab the corner of my eye with a handkerchief and try to look strong. There were undeniably talented people there. Hopefully they'll end up someplace where that kind of thing matters.
I think that sums up a lot of my recent feelings toward the company. I can honestly say, I haven't played a single one of their games through to completion: the nearest I got was the end boss in Arcanum. I won't go as far as saying 'no more free rides', though.

Thanks MrSmileyFaceDude for the news tip.
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Retlaw83
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It seems to me Troika tried to build a business by trying to appeal to the hardcore RPG market, and had the business crumble because they expected customers to tolerate extremely buggy titles. It's a very Derek Smart approach to game developmet - "It's full of bugs, but you should play it because it's the only game like this!"

They certainly have no sympathy from me.
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S4ur0n27
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, the result is the same as if they pulled a Derek Smart, but I think they sound less suspicious, and look like they have good intentions.

Edit - You can put everything to the past tense.
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jiujitsu
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Didn't you just get to 5k posts like two weeks ago, Sauron? tard

How do you post so much?!

Oh yea, RIP Troika and all that.
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Fez
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:15 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't think PA seemed hostile to Troika, more bitter that they didn't live up to what they, and all of us I presume, think they could have been.

At least he wished them well and pointed out they were talented. He didn't kick them when they were down from what I could tell.
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S4ur0n27
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

jiujitsu wrote:
Didn't you just get to 5k posts like two weeks ago, Sauron? tard

How do you post so much?!


Everyone says that.
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