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Hal Barwood back in the spotlight 19 Jul, 2007, 01:42 / 12 comments

Semi-recently it was announced that veteran LucasArts adventure designers Noah Falstein and Hal Barwood (the former best known for Last Crusade and Fate of Atlantis, the latter best known for Fate of Atlantis and Infernal Machine), were collaborating with German developer 4Head Studios on an upcoming adventure game, Mata Hari.

Well, fan site Adventure-Treff recently tracked down Hal to talk about what his role will be on the project as well as his past work. Some interesting details on the new game are revealed, some fun LucasArts stories are recounted, and even some rare concept art for one of the canceled sequels to Atlantis is shared. There really is tons of great stuff here. But mostly, the living legend just spreads his awesome. The following quote says it all, really:

During the development of The Infernal Machine you said in several interviews that you don't find the classic adventure genre very interesting anymore. How do you think about this statement now that you are working on one of those?

Hal Barwood: I take it all back.

Read all of Hal's thoughts, and be happy.

Comments

  • The Tingler on 19 Jul, 2007, 09:34…
    Interesting little comment he makes about Indy IV at the end of the interview - he knows something we don't, eh?
  • jp-30 on 19 Jul, 2007, 07:33…
    Sweet interview. A lack of RTX info, but I guess I can live with that...
  • Gabez on 19 Jul, 2007, 17:13…
    Did you like RTX? The official Mojo line (at least, what someone wrote in our database) was that it was dissapointing.
  • Udvarnoky on 19 Jul, 2007, 17:48…
    Wow gabez, with a sarcasm detector that unrefined, I must constantly come off as a huge dick!
  • Gabez on 19 Jul, 2007, 17:54…
    Hee, sorry... sarcasm is hard to detect on the Internet, unless you're intelligent. :~
  • jp-30 on 20 Jul, 2007, 01:35…
    lol.
  • monkeyboobs on 19 Jul, 2007, 06:50…
    A funny old man, isn't he?
  • yO-LeSs on 19 Jul, 2007, 10:25…
    I'm not sure "funny" is the word I would have used ;-). I'm also not sure if I should look forward to his new game or not. He doesn't really seem to know where he's going with all this (or life in general for all we know).
  • jp-30 on 19 Jul, 2007, 11:45…
    Huh? And where exactly is your life going, sonny?
  • Gabez on 19 Jul, 2007, 21:51…
    Sideways, m'self.
  • yO-LeSs on 19 Jul, 2007, 20:13…
    tough question. i'll get back to you on that one.
  • The Tingler on 19 Jul, 2007, 17:16…
    Forward, I hope.