Petition: To lease the Arcanum IP to Obsidian Entertainment

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We all know the veteran game developer Black Isle Studios. They were involved in creating such classics as Planescape: Torment, Fallout 2...and many more. They have brought us many of the isometric CRPGs we have loved throughout the years. Many of the original team from Black Isle Studios have launched Obsidian Entertainment - including veteran game developers Feargus Uerquart and Chris Avelone, among others. Obsidian is the developer of many new games such as Fallout: New Vegas, the recent Tyranny, the successfully kick-started Pillars of Eternity, and more. As well, I bring to your attention their current Fig funding campaign for the eagerly awaited Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire; which was successfully funded within the first 24 hours.

This brings us to why we are here. The last several years have seen a re-emergence of isometric CRPGs. It is a genre that has been sorely neglected until recently.  We, as CRPG enthusiasts, wish to see more of these games thrive. One such game universe that has been on all our minds lately is that of Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magic Obscura. This is a beautifully designed game in a Steam Punk world filled with magic and machines developed by Troika Games. Troika Games was founded by Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky, and Jason D. Anderson. Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky currently hold positions at Obsidian.  It has recently become apparent that Obsidian Entertainment has an interest in developing a new game in the Arcanum universe. However, the intellectual property rights are held by Activision.

Let us, The petitioners, inform Activision that allowing Obsidian Entertainment to work with the Arcanum IP will be a very profitable endeavor. Their track record and ardent fan base are proof of that. With their passion, creativity,  and excellent game design it cannot be anything but a success. We are very interested in buying, or backing, an Arcanum game developed by Obsidian. We would not hesitate to support them in this venture.

So, fellow enthusiasts, please sign this petition. Let's help make another great game happen.



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