DevelopmentArena was at first, not going to be a RPG, but instead a gladiator style game. Someone came up with the RPG idea, and it caught.
Freeware releaseTo coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Elder Scrolls series in 2004, Bethesda Softworks released the first game, Arena, as freeware. It can be downloaded from the Elder Scrolls website
InspirationThe Elder Scrolls: Arena was primarily inspired by a collection of pen and paper RPGs, the Ultima Underworld series, and the first-person RPG Legends of Valour.
- Computer Gaming World
- May 1995 (Issue #130) – Role-Playing Game of the Year
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