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Silent Lucidity (and other stuff) 11 Sep, 2009, 15:38 / 11 comments

Well, it's official -- LucasArts has announced a new original title that potentially looks pretty awesome.

From the little we've seen, it looks a bit like Braid, meaning that it's a puzzle/platformer with a very interesting art style. The control system, which involves guiding the main character by placing objects in her path, actually sounds vaguely Lemmings-y.

Lucidity will be released for the XBLA and PC later this month. There should be a bit more info in this video.

Tingler's OTHER STUFF:
  • Lucidity is definitely coming to PC despite what GameTrailers suggest, as LucasArts say in their press release. They also reveal that the release date is slightly later than Darrell Rodriguez says - October 7th.
  • The Jedi Knight series is coming to Steam next week. Whether this is all four games including Dark Forces, or just one of the games, is unknown.
  • Mr Rodriguez strongly hints that he's working with the likes of Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert to create new games. Whether he's blowing smoke in our eyes is another matter.
  • Still only marginally connected with Mojo but worth one news snippet - the presumed-dead Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 3 is still alive, and may be a little different.
  • Comments

    • Udvarnoky on 12 Sep, 2009, 02:37…
      LucasArts making games that interest me? What in the world?

      Also yay for Mojo continuing to confuse people with Penny Arcade references.
    • The Tingler on 12 Sep, 2009, 09:31…
      I thought it deserved at least one!
    • jp-30 on 11 Sep, 2009, 21:30…
      The Rodriquez quote isn't that he's working with the legends of LucasArts,just that he has the opportunity to contact them;

      Actually the above is a slight misquote, here's what he said;

      [i]"One of the great opportunities working here is to be able to meet some of the legends--to meet Tim Schafer (Full Throttle, Grim Fandango), to meet Larry Holland (X-Wing, TIE Fighter), to meet [Dave] Grossman (Day of the Tentacle) or Ron Gilbert (Sam & Max, Monkey Island)," he teased. "Wouldn't it be great to work with them on new things?" [/i]

      I'm still hoping for a new Larry Holland SW space sim. I guess he's already got Grossman working on new Monkey Island though.
    • clone2727 on 11 Sep, 2009, 21:22…
      Judging by what Aaron said and his "completeness" I would say *all* of the Dark Forces/Jedi Knight games would be put on Steam. Aaron did do the Mac port of Dark Forces (the best looking one with the AdvMame2x-ish scaler) and parts of Jedi Knight. Of course, I still run my Dark Forces in DOSBox...
    • The Tingler on 11 Sep, 2009, 18:09…
      It should be confirmed that it IS coming to PC as well, despite what GameTrailers would have us believe.

      http://www.lucasarts.com/company/release/news20090911.html
    • valkian on 11 Sep, 2009, 17:59…
      Here is the Lucidity cover in high res:
      http://lucasartsworkshop.wordpress.com/2009/09/11/lucidity-now-clear-as-day/
    • Ascovel on 11 Sep, 2009, 17:48…
      I finally know how they made Sriblenauts!
    • Ascovel on 11 Sep, 2009, 18:53…
      Oh no! I lost a "c" in Scriblenauts!
    • jp-30 on 11 Sep, 2009, 22:38…
      and a "b".
    • elTee on 11 Sep, 2009, 16:11…
      Haha that interview with Darrel Rodriguez is totally misdirectional. They almost imply that they're working on a Full Throttle sequel with Tim Schafer, or something similar. It will be interesting to see when they announce their next announcement - I'm sure it'll be The Dig for iPhone or something.
    • neon_git on 11 Sep, 2009, 15:47…
      I was preparing myself for disappointment but this actually looks really good.