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
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
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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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