Disney closes LucasArts -- Star Wars 1313 cancelled.

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I think people are overreacting. I don´t think Star Wars 1313 is dead, I am pretty sure that if a bigger publisher (Ubisoft, EA, Activision etc.) sees the potential will be able to aquire the license to this game and publish it anyway. Plus Now we might even se another Monkey Island game.

I wonder how long it will take before the first kickstarter projects pop up "Give me 50000$ so I can buy the Monkey Island license"

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Ji99saw said:
the_dengle said:
Ji99saw said:

No I hate Disney because if they can't sell to kids they don't make it, and now they own one of the most popular Franchises on earth and are going to use it exclusivity to sell cheap crap to children.

Lucas was already using Star Wars to sell cheap crap to children. Clone Wars? Star Wars Kinect?

I'll tell you what Disney is doing, they're bringing in quality control, a phrase George Lucas has not heard in a long time.

The Force Unleashed 1&2 say hello

Tell The Force Unleashed 1&2 I said goodbye.

LucasArts Entertainment (from 1982 to 1990: Lucasfilm Games) made

The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, The Curse of Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Indiana Jones & the Fate of Atlantis, Maniac Mansion, Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, Sam & Max Hit the Road - i.e. 9 of the best pont&click adventure games ever made
(plus: Loom, Zack McKracken & the Alien Mindbenders, Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, Escape from Monkey Island, which were no masterpieces but very good as well; even their imo only bad adventure game The Dig was somewhat enjoyable, I hear some people even loved it).

Other classics include the 1988-1992 flight sim trilogy Battlehawks 1942/Their Finest Hour/Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe and the Star Wars games Rebel Assault (the famous 1993 killer app for CD-ROM drives), X-Wing, Tie Fighter, Dark Forces, Jedi Knight.

The last brilliant game initiated and published (but in this case not developed) by LucasArts was Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 10 years ago.

R.I.P., my most favourite game company of the 90s. Best adventure game developer ever. Thanks for all the SCUMM .

Disney is the new EA.

I knew it would turn out to be a bad thing that Disney bought Star Wars and everything that went with it...

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_crazy_man_ said:

Doom for everyone

Well, at least some degree of contaction.  Jerry Bruckheimer also closed down his games studio also.  Apparently there is decreased interest to try to score big in the videogame business.

Good riddance. They made garbage games anyway. I love watching western studios implode or dissolved.

bananaking21 said:
aprils fools much?

so they just bought the studio a few months ago to close it?

Disney bought Lucas Films, which owned the Lucas Arts games studio, to get the Star Wars IP under its fold, and everything else Lucas did.  They have now made the decision to not have Lucas Arts around as a brand for selling videogames under.

Maniac Mansion was a cool game, as well as lot of their old classics. Nothing they make recently though I am real interested in... My husband used to play the old CD-ROM games and still does. I think someone released a MOD to upscale one of the older games? He is a big fan of flight sims and Star Wars.

DanneSandin said:
I knew it would turn out to be a bad thing that Disney bought Star Wars and everything that went with it...