Company information


Name: LucasArts
Established: 1982
Status: Active
Links: Official site
Submitter: Res
Added: May 23 2004

Company description

In 1982 videogames were a new phenomenon, and George Lucas saw in them the potencial to create epic character focused games and not only blocky objects been manipulated by the player. That's why he asked a small group of game designers, programmers and artists to take the videogames to a next level as he did with Industrial Light and Magic in the visual effects area. So, LucasFilms games was created. Their first games were Ballblazer and Rescue on Fractalus! (March 1984, Atari 5200, Atari 800, later: Commodore 64, Apple II, PC, Amstrad, Sinclair Spectrum, Atari 7800).
Then the classic appeared: Maniac Mansion (1987) opened the doors the a new genre: the graphic adventure and a new engine named SCUMM used for many years, this game also was the firs adventure to include cutscenes. Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (1988), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) made Lucasfilms games a company to keep an eye on.
In early 1990's LucasFilm games had established as a leading developer and publisher and changed its name to LucasArts Entertainment Company, their new logo, the "gold guy" is still been used. In this years LucasArts created the best Adventure games of all times with titles like Monkey Island series, Sam and Max hit the road, Day of the tentacle, Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis. It also has had the beneffit to use one of the world's greatest licenses: Star Wars in almost any genre and plattform, and Indiana Jones in a lesser way. In the last years the company has been focused mainly in the Star Wars titles.

Some games developed or published by this company


User avatar
By Ken185 - Sep 17 2009 - 00:24
Another great developer,to be honest i never really was an adventure fan,but i know when i see quality and Lucas arts made many of the best adventures ever (along with sierra) i really enjoyed their star wars games.too bad i never learned to love adventures,though i really enjoyed grim fandango.
User avatar
By Urulandia - Oct 01 2007 - 00:15
Most of their games are not available for download.
Too bad, since they are quite good.

Page:    1

You need to be logged in to post comments





Members: 232173
Games: 965
Files: 11013
Apps: 49
Members: 2
Veterans: 0
Premium: 0
Mods: 0
Admins: 0
New today:
Games: 0
Files: 0
Apps: 0
News: 0
Members: 52



Abandonware Dos
Computer Emuzone
El Sótano Abandonado
Free Game Empire
Free Games Blog
Game Reserve
Glenn's Guides
Oldschool Computer
Old School Apps
Smush The Cat
The House Of Games
The Joystick
XTC Abandonware

CGN Facebook group