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Adventuring with LucasArts Part 1

February 15, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 108- Adventuring with LucasArts Part 1

 

We look at LucasFilm games, AKA LucasArts.  Not the company as a whole, but their influence on adventure games.  Not only were they instrumental in advancing adventure games, they were able to affect the industry as a whole.  We look briefly at the formation of the company, and get into some of their early projects.  A young contractor, Ron Gilbert, joined the team by helping to convert some early games to the Commodore 64.  Gilbert was later the driving force in creating an adventure game that was not full of deaths, saves, and no-win states.

 

Commodore 64 Ballblazer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPk6sAHFGXg

Atari XL/XE Rescue on Fractalus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kNxy6UIX_k

Labyrinth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Aje3ceClA

Grumpy Gamer: https://grumpygamer.com/teenage_lobot

Ways to die in King's Quest I Remake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-Oo9IJGXGA

King's Quest III Redux: http://www.agdinteractive.com/games/kq3/download/download.html

Maniac Mansion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7oUArcVis0

Ron Gilbert - Maniac Mansion Postmortem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNpjGvJwyL8

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPEocH6Am6w

Indiana Joes and the Last Crusade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ivNLD75rAU

Classic Games Postmortem: LucasFilm Games' Loom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1aVDael-KM

Loom Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps1N2GS378g

Why Adventure Games Suck: https://grumpygamer.com/why_adventure_games_suck

The Secret of Monkey Island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpIUxjGfkXg

 

A special congratulations to our giveaway winners!
Bob Perrin

Maks Beugelsdijk

@DRPGBook

 

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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

 

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