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Hal Barwood Talks to Adventure Gamers 25 Jul, 2002, 11:26 / 10 comments

Our good friend Marek over at Adventure Gamers has published a great interview with Hal Barwood, director of the upcoming action/adventure console title from LucasArts entitled RTX Red Rock. In the interview, Hal discusses that project as well as his previous games like Fate of Atlantis and Infernal Machine. Here's a quote from Hal about RTX:
I felt an urge to do some science fiction. I'm a Mars nut. I believe in heroes...and villains. As much contrast as possible. I like the idea of sending the player up against a group of strange and daunting space aliens that have their own purposes, and also their own weaknesses. I like the idea of getting into the game with a vague notion of the victory conditions (reconquer our colony on Mars), and also discovering, little by little, the deeper currents that run through the story.
Be sure to read the full interview, or else you will be killed by a lava monster.

Comments

  • Marek on 26 Jul, 2002, 08:45…
    WOW! Great interview!!

    Oh, oops. I can't say that.
  • twifkak on 26 Jul, 2002, 10:15…
    Totally great interview! Everything about Adventure Gamers is amazing, wouldn't you agree, Marek? Whoever the guy is that runs that website is totally cool and should be worshipped.
  • Marek on 26 Jul, 2002, 14:00…
    *slips twifkak his money*
  • Kingzjester on 26 Jul, 2002, 20:17…
    *gasp* No!! You're not THE Marek?! *GASP* You didn't just BRIBE HIM?! *GASP* You can get impeached because of that! *GASP*, *lungs collapse*, *Kingzjester drowns in his own bodily fluids*...
  • Marek on 27 Jul, 2002, 04:31…
    *slips Kingzjester his money*
    So you were saying I'm innocent?
  • Kingzjester on 27 Jul, 2002, 14:01…
    Kingzjester is dead. I'm his substitute Kingzjester2.0, so I have no idea what you're talking about. All alleged evidence has died with my poor earlier version.
  • Bobo Donkey? on 26 Jul, 2002, 08:40…
    Well I have read the interview and I have to say I really like the look of RTX Red Rock?. It's totally brand new and original for a change and not just another Star Wars? game (Im just saying the franchise is rather tiring and most of the games are crap but It will all be over after Episode 3). I'm also glad that I'm not going to be killed by a Lava Monster}:?)
  • twifkak on 25 Jul, 2002, 13:35…
    Well, we at least have gaming celebrities... Carmack, Romero, Levelord, Thresh to name a few from the FPS side, and Roberta Williams, Ron Gilbert, Tim Shaft, the Coles... are some of the adventure side. They're just not as mainstream yet. At least, for the time being, we have celebrity companies (Midway, Namco, etc.)
  • Kingzjester on 25 Jul, 2002, 13:16…
    Do you know what I like about this post, telarium? I like the fact that you called him the "director" -- instead of "lead designer" or whatever -- because that is what he is -- that and an executive producer. Where will the gaming industry go next? The same way film has exploded mid 20th century? Where everybody is basically loose and scouts his publisher and team for every following project? Will we have game-making celebrities? Will there be glamorous awards nights with fashion police, actual cast bronze awards (as opposed to little 250 by 250 pixel ones), and a sea of pale game designers misdressed formally, coming up to pick up prizes that they cannot lift because they haven't eaten anything but triple shot espressos in three weeks and haven't lifted anything heavier than a mouse (computer and otherwise) 3 years before that?

    The difference b/n game industry and movie industry is that indie development would always be easier and cheaper with computer games -- no pun intended:})

    Thank you for humoring my pointless harangue.
  • telarium on 25 Jul, 2002, 13:54…
    Well that, and LucasArts has actually changed the title from "project leader" to "director." So I'm trying to get used to that.