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Submitted by john2 740d ago | news

Surprising – All of Troika’s games returned a profit, company closed due to developing niche games

DSOGaming writes: "Much like Obsidian, Troika was a really talented team. Unfortunately though, its games suffered from a lot of bugs that were not fixed/addressed before their time of release. And although a lot of people think that Vampire: Bloodlines was a financial failure, Troika’s Timothy Cain revealed that all of Troika’s games returned a profit and that the company closed because it was developing games for niche markets." (PC, Troika, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines)

mynameisEvil  +   740d ago
Vampire: Bloodlines was a niche market? Arcanum was a game for a niche market? What about ToEE?

I don't know about you, but those seemed like large, established markets to me. Arcanum and ToEE were isometric RPGs in the vein of Baldur's Gate or Fallout... Vampire Bloodlines was a first/third-person RPG in the vein of... other F/TP RPGs...

Hmm...
PiccoloGR  +   740d ago
Even Baldur's Gate can be considered a niche game. ArmA is too, as were Splinter Cell (well, when it was a stealth game), Thief and Hitman. Yes, it sucks we're not getting this type of games, but that's the truth :/
john2  +   740d ago
That sucks indeed :/
Saryk  +   740d ago
I own some of their games. But it was classy to offer their employees some type of severance and continue their insurance. Way to think ahead. They all will find jobs……
BlackIceJoe  +   739d ago
Well this is great news that they made money. I do wish you could buy them on Steam though.

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