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Wii wants Humongous Point & Clickers 25 Mar, 2008, 18:48 / 14 comments

Gamasutra is reporting that Ron Gilbert's point and click adventures are being ported to the Wii by Majesco.
The titles currently announced for the Wii include back catalog CD-ROM games originally released throughout the 1990s, including Freddi Fish in Kelp Seed Mystery, Pajama Sam in Don't Fear the Dark and Spy Fox in Dry Cereal, updated to utilize the Wii Remote for their point-and-click gameplay.

Interestingly, a majority of Humongous titles were created using the SCUMM engine, the same employed by LucasArts for nearly all of its classic point and click adventures like Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle, suggesting these new titles will be using a newly created Wii version of the widely ported ScummVM software.
Does this increase the chances of a similar deal with the LucasArts back catalogue?

Magic 8 Ball says "Unlikely".

Comments

  • ThunderPeel2001 on 29 Mar, 2008, 17:02…
    I thought Majesco went under?
  • Kolzig on 26 Mar, 2008, 08:29…
    This is awesome news!

    The reasons to own a Wii seem to be increasing all the time.

    I still don't own a Wii, but it's beginning to look more and more realistic every day.
  • elTee on 25 Mar, 2008, 22:49…
    Haha, it's a nice idea isn't it. Unfortunately our reality is a little different :(
  • Kroms on 25 Mar, 2008, 21:12…
    I should emphathise that Ronzo did not work on any of these titles, but merely created the series'. These are apparently new titles, or that's what I can understand from the story.
  • jp-30 on 25 Mar, 2008, 21:23…
    Many of the games were created while Ron was in control of Humongous. Ones mentioned in the article include Freddi Fish & the Kelp Seed Mystery and Spy Fox Dry Cereal. How much code crunching, writing or storyboarding Ron himself personally did, I have no idea.

    None of the titles are new however, not sure how you thought otherwise from the article(?)
  • Udvarnoky on 25 Mar, 2008, 21:22…
    I didn't get the impression at all that these were new titles.

    Also, though I don't really know how involved Ron was with the actual development of Freddi Fish and whatnot, Dave Grossman was certainly heavily involved with the point 'n click Humongous Games, or leastways the early good ones.
  • Kroms on 25 Mar, 2008, 23:26…
    I haven't slept in 24 hours. You start misunderstanding things lol
  • Udvarnoky on 25 Mar, 2008, 20:11…
    Look at my boy Majesco.
  • neon_git on 25 Mar, 2008, 19:24…
    Well if it makes money then I'm sure LucasArts will follow suit. It's a bandwagon that they can jump on with little investment, and let's be honest, the people at the top of LucasArts these days are all about bandwagons.
  • The Tingler on 25 Mar, 2008, 20:55…
    No, let's face it, they won't. Adventure games are doing brilliantly on the DS for example, but LucasArts won't release them there either.
  • neon_git on 25 Mar, 2008, 22:30…
    Not wishing to appear fatuous but how many of those games are old re-releases*? I mean say for example that RPG's are suddenly in vogue, game companies wouldn't automatically think "hey, we can release our old RPG's". On the other hand if a collection of old RPG's have a successful comercial release that is a completely different matter.

    *I don't have a DS so I actually have no idea.
  • Glo_kidd on 26 Mar, 2008, 02:39…
    actually, some of the most succsessful DS releases have been re-releases or remakes, Most notably was the Final Fantasy 3 Remake, but many others were bumped forward. Another common practice was to rerelease gba titles with DS controls like the Megaman Battle network games
  • Glo_kidd on 25 Mar, 2008, 19:12…
    Okay, i was never really into the HE titles, but that is really cool
  • clone2727 on 25 Mar, 2008, 18:55…
    I'm in! (Once I have a Wii...)