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Pick Up Scythe

Buffy the Vampire Slayer as LucasArts adventure game.
posted by curious nu on May 9, 2014 - 8 comments

Hands up who wants to see the thriumphant return of Jaxxon?

"Now, nerds have a long memory. I am dead certain that somewhere out there in the great world there are fans who are looking forward to once again buying "real" Star Wars comics. There are probably even a few brave souls who entertain the notion that Marvel will simply pick up with issue #108 (in spirit if not in deed) as if the subsequent thirty years were just a bad dream. " -- As long expected, Marvel will start publishing Star Wars comics again next year. Tim O'Neil looks at what this means from a fannish point of view.
posted by MartinWisse on Jan 7, 2014 - 40 comments

You will never (again) find a more wretched hive of SCUMM and villainy

"[Lucas] understood the nature of play—and games—but we didn't have the time with him that we needed," said one person familiar with high-level meetings at LucasArts. “It never felt like people at the top cared about making great games,” said another person connected to LucasArts. “A lot of awesome projects never went anywhere because, ‘it’s not gonna make enough money.’”
How LucasArts Fell Apart (SLKotaku article) [more inside]
posted by zombieflanders on Sep 27, 2013 - 53 comments

LucasArts RIP

Game Informer has learned that Disney is closing its LucasArts game publishing subsidiary. [more inside]
posted by Elementary Penguin on Apr 3, 2013 - 138 comments

How appropriate. You fight like a cow.

The insult swordfighting from LucasArts' Monkey Island series is now available as a standalone browser game. [more inside]
posted by Mr. Bad Example on Jan 15, 2013 - 12 comments

Verb: Look

Hundreds of backgrounds from classic LucasArts adventure games including Maniac Mansion, The Dig, Full Throttle, and Monkey Island. They are displayed in their original resolution.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on Oct 10, 2011 - 36 comments

How appropriate. You fight like a cow.

Graphic Adventures is a 500 page book about the classic adventure games. It's available through Amazon and Lulu, but is also free to download and read. [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Aug 3, 2010 - 32 comments

I'm selling these fine leather jackets...

If TV's LOST was a 1987 point-and-click computer game.
posted by yellowbinder on May 28, 2010 - 34 comments

The Expurgation of Maniac Mansion

Douglas Crockford, who oversaw the porting of Maniac Mansion to the NES, would like for you to know how the game changed in the porting process and why.
posted by Pope Guilty on Oct 8, 2009 - 59 comments

How Star Wars Changed the World

Star Wars Influence Map. Thank God Jar Jar Binks led to nowhere . . .
posted by jwakawaka on Apr 10, 2009 - 23 comments

A new (fan-made) Indiana Jones adventure game

Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth A fan-made adventure game featuring a SCUMM-based system. A demo is available for download here.
posted by slater on May 26, 2006 - 27 comments

Take That, Cancer!

Ben's Game. A young cancer patient, Ben Duskin, designed a video game, a LucasArts developer built it for him. The game follows a young protagonist as he searches for protection from the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy.
posted by o2b on Jul 1, 2004 - 19 comments

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