Dan Connors - he's here for you, man

20 Nov, 2011, 14:08 | Posted by: Jason | Source: Telltale forums
Telltale CEO Dan Connors started a thread over on the Telltale forums yesterday, making himself available for questions in the wake of the company's rather eventful week. Folks have been eager to take advantage and some interesting responses have resulted. It's my obligation to reprint the quotes pertaining to the future of Sam & Max and Monkey Island, which was of course a question posed.

Right now we aren't working on either but it would be much easier for us to do something with Sam and Max then Monkey at this point. We are working on the plan for next year now so we will be talking about.

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I wish we had the rights to do more Monkey but we don't. Right now what I gather is LA is focused on building AAA titles internally but honestly we don't talk much these days.

He seems to still be checking the thread, so what about you? Is there something that you need to ask Dan?
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    Comment by: Jennifer | Posted 29 Nov, 2011, 08:13 | Quote

    Sopabuena

    They can make some easy bucks with the classics with just adding modern compatibility, some achievements and cloud saving. But they don't. I don't thinks they currently have plans for them, but they will hold to them till they have a plan or a project.


    You're probably right about that. All of the re-releases so far seem to be to promote or were promoted in a current project. The Star Wars classics promoted The Force Unleashed II. The Last Crusade and Fate of Atlantis promoted Staff of Kings. And, Loom was promoted in the Monkey Island Special Edition.

    Only The Dig seems to be the odd one out, but it was LucasArts' best selling adventure game, so I guess that makes sense too.

    Still, I wish they'd just realize that it's free money for them to re-release the classics since Aaron Giles already updated them to 32-bit Windows years ago.
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    Comment by: Laserschwert | Posted 21 Nov, 2011, 16:08 | Quote

    tabacco

    I was happy to see someone asking about the DVD commentary tracks. Makes me smile every time someone enjoys one of the Sam and Max DVDs :)


    You guys did an awesome job on those, and to this day all of TTG's DVDs have yet to reach that level of quality again :)
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    Comment by: Sopabuena | Posted 21 Nov, 2011, 11:59 | Quote
    I think that LucasArts is just being cautious with their lincences. Remember we had two remastered games in the last couple of years, that, either like them or not, they were done with some care. Also, the classics are not showing up on GOG despite GOG teasing us with them reaching an agreement with LEC. They can make some easy bucks with the classics with just adding modern compatibility, some achievements and cloud saving. But they don't. I don't thinks they currently have plans for them, but they will hold to them till they have a plan or a project. Perhaps they are plannig a new proper Monkey Island made in house. Who knows?
    With the recent hiring of Clint Hocking and the licensing of the Unreal 3 engine most likely the AAA game we will get will be a Star Wars Jedi Knight kind of game. And that is awesome.
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    Comment by: tabacco | Posted 20 Nov, 2011, 23:34 | Quote
    I was happy to see someone asking about the DVD commentary tracks. Makes me smile every time someone enjoys one of the Sam and Max DVDs :)
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    Comment by: Shmargin | Posted 20 Nov, 2011, 21:53 | Quote
    Lucas Arts licenses are kinda like seeing a kid with really bad parents, kinda makes you feel bad.

    Yeah, Lucas Arts....I wish I could be your CEO, I'm sorry.
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    Comment by: Scummbuddy | Posted 20 Nov, 2011, 17:04 | Quote
    I agree and am perplexed along with Kroms.
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    Comment by: Kroms | Posted 20 Nov, 2011, 14:39 | Quote
    Dan walks around the drunken hobo lying on the street on the street and crosses the sidewalk to Lucas.

    "Hey Lucas," he says. "Here's an idea for you."

    "Yeah?"

    "You wanna make some sweet sweet cash, Luke?"

    "Do tell."

    "Well, you know that car you lent me a couple of years back? The 1990? I was thinking we could do that again."

    "Yeah," says Lucas.

    "I'll borrow her, do all the work you need, deliver some high-quality product. You do nothing - nothing! - but sit around and make yourself some cash."

    "That's real nice," says Lucas, "but current marketplace realities mean I gotta get focused on making my AAA shit. If it don't make millions in profit, I'll just let it rust in my garage."

    "But you don't lose nothing this way! It doesn't affect the triple A stuff at all! I drive the 1990! You drive the 1977! You make more money for the same work! It's win win, man"

    "What you're saying makes sense, I do agree," says Lucas, "but I'm still not doing it. Sorry."

    "You're a fucking idiot, Lucas!" yells the hobo.

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