In the usual LucasArts.com
Friday updates, long time fans of the company can sure find a lot to get excited about. It seems that LucasArts is finally getting around to celebrating its 20th anniversary properly. First, in the LucasArts Theatre
, you can view QuickTime clips of cutscenes from the original Full Throttle
. Not bad, although they do seem to suffer from some interlace problems.
Next, in the History Section
, you can read about the early years of the company between 1982 and 1989. The feature is not unlike our own Wilmunder Memoirs
, and will continue to be updated to cover the 1990-1994 years.
Don't miss the 20th Anniversary Art Gallery, where you can find some never-before-seen treasures. First, there is this amazing high-res scan
of the Monkey Island 2
map, a piece of concept art
from Grim Fandango
, and another Peter Chan concept scan
from Full Throttle
After that, you can read an interview with Jon Knoles
, who served as game designer for many Star Wars games and is currently directing Bounty Hunter
. The interviews continue next month with a profile of Fate of Atlantis
and RTX Red Rock
designer Hal Barwood.
And finally *phew*, check out the Flashback
section with a few favorite memories of some LucasArts employees. The stories include finding bugs in such classics as Grim Fandango
and Fate of Atlantis
. These are really interesting and remind us of the many late nights these guys have to put up with.
So there you have it. It's great to see LucasArts opening up again and taking a look at its previous products and their employees. It reminds me of the old days of The Adventurer, and I hope they keep this up.