Cyberlore Studios, Inc. was incorporated in 1992 by the team that created the SSI Gold Box hit, The Dark Queen of Krynn. The first project under the Cyberlore banner was another SSI Advanced Dungeons and Dragons game, Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse. The game required the development of an entirely new engine for overhead-perspective, real-time play. By adding the necessary staff, the company completed "Genie" in fourteen months. Released to excellent reviews, the game has since been translated into four languages with world wide sales in excess of 90,000 copies.