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Betrayal in Antara

IBM PC/AT WIN CD published 23 years ago by Sierra On-Line, Inc.

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Betrayal in Antara © 1997 Sierra On-Line, Inc.


Welcome to the Antaran Empire. This Empire was forged generations ago by a king who covertly gathered mages to his side and used them to unite the provinces under his banner. Although created with benevolent intentions, over time the Imperial institutions have fallen prey to corruption and decay.

Today, a well-meaning Emperor is faced with a decadent and crumbling infrastructure where bribery, nepotism, intrigue, assassination, deceit and intrigue are rampant. Our story takes place against this backdrop. The player characters become embroiled in a devious plot of manipulation, political agendas, secret societies, racial hatred, magical discoveries, abduction, and assassination. Their involvement takes them across (and beneath) the Eastern realms of Antara. It is a journey with dramatic ramifications for each of them -- and for the Empire.

Features:
* Build the skills and attributes of up to three characters at a time.
* A massive game world provides the perfect backdrop for this sweeping epic RPG.
* Antara's high-resolution SVGA graphics show off the hand-drawn maps and characters to their best effect, and the crisp rendered backgrounds give the game an unparalleled feeling of realism.
* Professional voice actors bring the characters and NPC's to life.
* The dynamic combat system combines strategic turn-based hex map combat with fully-animated enemies and a full range of sound effects.
* An innovative new magic system enables your characters to learn from spells cast against them.
* The powerful automap and the new "flashback" feature make mapping and record-keeping simple.
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

MEDIA: CD x3
CD1 ID: S674410
CD2 ID: S674420
CD3 ID: S674430

TRIVIA

One of the characters is named Torrance Pasege. This refers to another Sierra game: Torin's Passage.

The game was rated T (Teen, it have content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older) by ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board).

STAFF

Design: Peter Sarrett
Lead Programmers: Rikki Cleland-Hura, Emmanuel Schilling
Art Director: Jimmy Kowalski
Producer: Steven Lee Miles
Programmers: Michael Stahl, Brendan Vanous, Peter Sarrett
3D Programmer/Team Systems: Emmanuel Schilling
Game Artists: Rob Johnson, Tracy Boyd, Barry Sundt, Deane Marston
Graphic Novel Artist: Don Hazeltine
Design Assistance: Rikki Cleland-Hura
Team QA: Christian Johansen
Music: David Henry
Dialogue & Sound Effects: David Henry
Dialogue Writers / Voice Direction: Susan Frischer, Peter Sarrett
Systems Programmers: Jay Lee, Greg Tomko-Pavia, Dan Foy
3D World Creators and Editors: Christian Johansen, Michael S. Chavez, Ryan Blinsky
3D World Assistance: Andrew J. Hura, Tim Briggs, Brett Wagner
Sound Effects Assistance: Craig Utterback
Manual and Supplementary Game Text Writer: Cindy Vanous
Additional Lore Writers: Jennifer Gibbs, Robert Apsel
Manual Layout: Kerri W. Kane
Content Programming: David Shoemaker, James Khoo, Dug Steen, Robin McGillveray
QA Testing Guru & Data Wrangler: Gary Brown
Cast of Characters: Andrew Thacher (Aren Cordelaine / Raal / Chee), Jason Cottle (William Escobar / Petrov), Anne Christianson (Kaelyn Usher), Warren Burton (Finch / Krrrflak / Birge / Lokath / Herald), James Hartman (Farmer Brunia / Antoni / Paul), Sharon Collar (Korellyn / Liselle), Sean G. Griffin (Coulaine / Nathan Escobar / Tyee / The Emperor), Michael C. Schapiro (Paolo / Gar Warren / Naku), Robert Zenk (Scott / Lord Garson / Marlon), David Scully (Caverton / Bryce / Kahleth), John Patrick Lowrie (Tyre / Enkudi / Mackey), Larry Albert (Imperial Captain / Sentry), Judith Shahn (Cynthia / Mara), Allison Barcott (Laura / Misha), John Rudolph Gilbert (Sheffield / Walston / Narrator), Robert Nadir (Fellich Marr / Gazrim / Imperial Soldier), Ken Boynton (Leon / Simon / Second Shepherd), Krisha Fairchild (Maria Liana / Naomi), Stephan Weyte (Flaar / Wraith), Peter Carrs (Torrance / Consort / First Shepherd), Kathy Levin (Jhana / Selana), Ted D'Arms (Garvin / Khorus Bale)
Special Thanks To: Dale Christensen, Colette Bottinelli, Scott Lynch, Larry Scott, Howard Carson, Don Munsil, Robert C. Clardy, Synergistic Software, Heather Lavin, Craig Alexander, Marianne Sulkosky, Cindy Green, Andrew Thacher, Eric Twelker, Rebecca Buxton, Anthony Williams, Tom Christoe, Mark Yocom

SOURCES

Game's disc.