Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura

Year: 2001

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

Developer: Troika Games

Country: USA

Genre: Role-playing

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura is a role-playing video game released in 2001. The game is nonlinear and employs isometric projection. The player finds her or himself in a fantasy world called Arcanum, which is undergoing industrial revolution. The player is the only survivor of a crash, and throughout the game they need to find an owner of a mysterious golden ring, while navigating a dichotomy of magic and technology.

LGBTQ references in this game:

Same-sex (female) relationship options

See also QRM’s entry for this game.


  1. Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura. (n.d.). Retrieved from
  2. Kasavin, G. (August 21, 2001). Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura Review. Retrieved from