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Adventuring with LucasArts Part 2

March 1, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 109 - Adventuring with LucasArts Part 2

 

This our second half looking at LucasArts adventure games.  We look at a company that for a time could do no wrong!  Innovative storytelling, and gameplay with Monkey Island 2, Day of the Tentacle, and Sam & Max hit the Road being prime examples.  However due to retail outlets, competition, and the continuing technological advancement of the computer industry; LucasArts was unsuccessful in transitioning into the 3-D space.  The commercial flop of Grim Fandango, and Escape from Monkey island was the last attempts at adventure games using 3-D. 

 

Tim Schafer Resume: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2009/09/how-tim-schafer-got-his-job-at-lucasarts/

PC  Monkey Island 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AerjOGn6jGo

PC Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZZXJ3zCRDQ

Dragonslayer Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHJ-gZUqD2o

Batteries Not Included Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJmvsb13dA8

The Dig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvGm29ZBTfo

Day of the Tentacle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW283uY3sLI

Sam & Max Hit the Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7qBJak98cs

Full Throttle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1akgtCgsaXQ

Curse of Monkey Island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfAo3O2qZR0

Grim Fandango: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYiADIyLEtk

Escape From Monkey Island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMhlFfmOhmY

 

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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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