Classic Studio Postmortem: Lucasfilm Games

Before LucasArts, there was Lucasfilm Games. From a small startup within a medium-sized (and very famous) film company, this group grew from 1982 to 1990 to become one of the most popular game companies of its day.

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jonnyc0mbat
jonnyc0mbat

Monkey Island, ahhh such happy memories.  And let's not forget Tie Fighter, and X-Wing either.


Great studio, that is sorely missed.

Chronologo
Chronologo

Monkey Island series, Loom, Indiana Jones and the Fate Of Atlantis, Sam & Max. Fond memories, playing with the lights off and a cup of coffee in the middle of the night, the glowing light from a CRT... those were the times

Vojtass
Vojtass

Rubber chicken with the pulley in the middle. Incredibly creative guys! :D  I see the same spirit in Double Fine right now. Just watch Amnesia Fortnight videos.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Sadly about the only game I played from the early LucasArts games was Maniac Mansion on NES....

game kicked ass though, never did beat it but I was able to get most of it figured out....

I really came in about when Dark forces came out....one of the best Star Wars games for me was SOTE on N64, I could still play the crap out of it....also Rogue Squadron was one of my faves....

It's cool hearing what went on behind the scenes like this....

tomservo51
tomservo51

I would love to see another Tie-Fighter game.

psuedospike
psuedospike

Sam & Max Hit the Road was the best point-n-click adventure game back in the day!

Patohua1
Patohua1

You know what would be great? An updated version of Maniac Mansion for Steam and PS4. Hell, how bout the whole Monkey Island series for a re-release?

Patohua1
Patohua1

Ah, I freakin love their games so much. They need to get the old crew back together and do a new one already.

StarsiderSajun
StarsiderSajun

@jonnyc0mbat  Man I feel bad for having not played any of those games yet....


I was so deprived as a kid. ^_^ Although I did spend like half my childhood playing Dark Forces.

Vojtass
Vojtass

@Patohua1  Monkey Island 1 has special edition, the same with MI2. MI3 is still beautiful, because it looks like cartoon. The rest of these game were released in the 2000's. But I agree that they need their place on GOG.com.