Hal Barwood's Slam-Bang Tale 02 Mar, 2002, 14:21 / 6 comments

Hal Barwood is working on a brand new game at LucasArts, according to a recently published biography from the 2002 Game Developers Conference. Let the vagueness begin:
Hal Barwood is a project leader at LucasArts, where he was designer, writer, and team leader on Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, a PC adventure game; Big Sky Trooper, a Super Nintendo role-playing game; Indy's Desktop Adventures and Yoda Stories, a pair of PC desktop diversions; and Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, a real-time 3D action-adventure. In addition, Barwood directed the live-action video for Rebel Assault II, a Star Wars combat game. He is currently working on a new slam-bang tale.
Slam-bang tale, eh? Call me old fashioned, but I'll always love bang-slam tales better. Time will tell, however, whether or not this is tied to the new Indiana Jones game that was recently announced.

Update: According to this thread [English Translation] on a German gaming forum, Barwood isn't working on the Indy game. Who knows then? (thanks Norimaki)


  • QueZTone on 03 Mar, 2002, 08:44…
    oh yeah :) lets hope he's busy with Indy. That will almost ensure itll be a quality game after all ;D
  • telarium on 03 Mar, 2002, 09:10…
    Indy would be okay, but I'd almost rather see something new and original from Hal Barwood. I'd imagine he has some interesting stories to tell.
  • Erwin_Br on 04 Mar, 2002, 00:56…
    Oh yeah, oh yeah, bring me some fresh adventuring! BRING it ON!!!

    *taking pills*

  • Norimaki on 03 Mar, 2002, 11:28…
    I already posted this on the lucasforums boards, but Hal isn't in the least invovled with the new Indy game. Julian Eggebrecht of Factor 5 (Rogue Leader, Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures, Super Turrican, ...) said so on a German message board. If you want to read his reply for yourselves, go here (and you'd better know a little German ;) ):
  • ZeroXcape on 04 Mar, 2002, 16:07…
    Nice catch ;)
  • QueZTone on 04 Mar, 2002, 07:35…
    anyone want to elaborate upon this? Mojo?