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Raven Software figures LEC won't miss Jedi Knight source code 04 Apr, 2013 / 8 comments

Raven Software expresses their grief in the best way possible.

“Raven is sad to hear about the closing of LucasArts today, we respected them and enjoyed working with them over the years,” said the studio, in a statement sent to Kotaku Australia. “We wish the best for all the talented people who were let go and hope they find good work in studios in the industry.

“We loved and appreciated the experience of getting to make Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy for LucasArts. As a gift to the persistently loyal fanbase for our Jedi games and in memory of LucasArts, we are releasing the source code for both games for people to enjoy and play with.

Well, that's kind of neat! Grab Jedi Knight II here and Jedi Academy here.
Comments: 8 / Source: Kotaku

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    valkian on 08 Apr, 2013, 14:07…

    black_sheep
    I was actually quite surprised when a developer who is working on the "Disney Infinity" project said that how it be his dream if you could plug in a Guybrush Threepwood character and see him interact with Jack Sparrow. It's safe to say that they are aware, the question is how aware are they?[/quote


    Disney is a huge company, the chances that there are employees who are fond of LucasArts IPs, shouldn't be rare at all. Aside from the fact that I'm not thrilled with a guy not only having sunglasses inside an office, but also wearing on his forehead, wishing to make a Guybrush Threepwood game, that should be a good thing. I was mostly referring to Disney not being aware someone is posting source code of one of their games.

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    black_sheep on 05 Apr, 2013, 20:18…

    valkian

    I'm inclined to believe that Disney owns EVERYTHING that LucasArts has made, including source code, concept art, design documents and whatnot. My guess though, they won't even notice.



    I was actually quite surprised when a developer who is working on the "Disney Infinity" project said that how it be his dream if you could plug in a Guybrush Threepwood character and see him interact with Jack Sparrow. It's safe to say that they are aware, the question is how aware are they?

    Here is the link to the interview on youtube, he says it at the 9:20 mark
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    clone2727 on 04 Apr, 2013, 17:51…
    The Jedi Outcast/Academy code is based on id Tech 3 (which has been GPL'd), so it's not like it's some crazy proprietary engine that LucasArts could claim.
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    valkian on 04 Apr, 2013, 15:56…
    I'm inclined to believe that Disney owns EVERYTHING that LucasArts has made, including source code, concept art, design documents and whatnot. My guess though, they won't even notice.
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    Jason on 04 Apr, 2013, 14:18…

    Fearless Flying Monkey

    If LA wouldn't let them release it before, why is it OK for it to be released now? Won't Disney sue them?



    Honestly, I have no idea what the legalities are of this.
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    black_sheep on 04 Apr, 2013, 13:53…
    I really hope something similar would happen with the Sam & Max: Freelance Police source code ... wishful thinking.
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    Fearless Flying Monkey on 04 Apr, 2013, 13:37…
    If LA wouldn't let them release it before, why is it OK for it to be released now? Won't Disney sue them?
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    clone2727 on 04 Apr, 2013, 13:14…
    Damn, beat me to the post by about 5 seconds.

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