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LucasArts Adventure Games Come to Steam. Prices in OP. Begin purchasing now.

ThreepioThreepio New Westminster, BCRegistered User regular
edited July 2009 in Games and Technology
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Lucas Arts Games confirmed on Steam.
Last Crusade, Loom, The Dig, and more - http://bit.ly/YvVgI - For an old school gamer like myself, this is massive news. Excited!

They've been teasing this all weekend. I'm not going to lie, I'm tearing up a bit.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – July 6, 2009 – Fans have asked and LucasArts has
delivered! Today the company announced a new initiative in its effort to revive its
classic and beloved franchises by making its games available for the first time ever as
digital downloads online.

In this first round of releases, ten fan-favorite LucasArts PC games will be made
available Wednesday, July 8 on Steam®, Valve Corporation's delivery and management
platform for the PC. Scheduled for release are classic adventure titles like LOOM and
The Dig and hit action games including Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Republic
Commando.

Full Text of Press Release on the spoiler.

Future Back-Catalog Announcements to be Made at http://twitter.com/lucasartsgames.
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Back by Popular Demand, LOOM, The Dig, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, and
Star Wars Battlefront II Headline List of Games Soon to be Available via Direct
Download!
LucasArts Continues Initiative to Revive Classic Gaming Titles


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – July 6, 2009 – Fans have asked and LucasArts has
delivered! Today the company announced a new initiative in its effort to revive its
classic and beloved franchises by making its games available for the first time ever as
digital downloads online.

In this first round of releases, ten fan-favorite LucasArts PC games will be made
available Wednesday, July 8 on Steam®, Valve Corporation's delivery and management
platform for the PC. Scheduled for release are classic adventure titles like LOOM and
The Dig and hit action games including Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Republic
Commando.

The complete list of games to be released on July 8 via Steam includes:

• Armed and Dangerous™
• Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis
• Indiana Jones® and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
• LEGO® Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure
• LOOM™
• Star Wars Battlefront® II
• Star Wars Republic Commando®
• Star Wars Starfighter™
• The Dig®
• Thrillville®: Off the Rails™


“This effort is going to make it possible to introduce a whole new generation of gamers to
LucasArts’ classic games,” said Darrell Rodriguez, president of LucasArts. “It also gives
more people a chance to play our games by making them available long after they’ve
disappeared from store shelves. We hope our fans are as excited as we are about our
plans and we can’t wait to share what’s coming next. This is just the beginning.”

This series of launches continues LucasArts’ new mission to revitalize its deep portfolio
of beloved gaming franchises.

LucasArts previously announced the return of the classic Monkey Island® franchise with
two new projects due to be released in the near future. Tomorrow, July 7, Telltale will
premiere the Tales of Monkey Island® game series on PC, delivering a completely new
epic storyline and swashbuckling flair that will unfold across five monthly episodes. The
first Tales of Monkey Island chapter is expected to release for WiiWareâ„¢ in the coming
weeks as well.

The Monkey Island celebration continues on July 15 when LucasArts publishes The
Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, a completely re-imagined version of the first
game in the series that adds updated high definition graphics, a re-mastered musical
score, and full voiceover to the classic adventure game originally launched in 1990. The
Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition will be made available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade
for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC via
Steam and other online distribution channels.

Future announcements about the re-release of LucasArts’ back catalog titles will be made
through LucasArts’ Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/lucasartsgames.

About Steam
The leading online platform for PC games and digital entertainment, Steam delivers new
releases and online services to over 20 million PC users around the world. For more
information, please visit www.steamgames.com.

About Valve
Valve is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 1996 and based
in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, please visit www.valvesoftware.com

About LucasArts
LucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., is a leading developer
and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console
systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on the
Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to
provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multifaceted
entertainment company.

LucasArts, the LucasArts logo, STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. © 2009 Lucasfilm Entertainment
Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. & ® or TM as indicated. All rights reserved.
Nintendo trademarks used under license. WiiWare is available only through the Wii console.

Updates:

Joystiq Article with interview from Darrell Rodriguez


FIRST ROUND PRICING.
tsmvengy wrote: »
Pricing (this is each, there are no bundles.)

$5
The Dig
Loom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Star Wars: Starfighter

$10
Republic Commando
Armed and Dangerous

$20
Thrillville
LEGO Indiana Jones

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I was just about to make this thread.

    :^:

    Edit: I'm disappointed with how much the Lucasarts Twitter page was hyping up adventure games, there is a distinct lack of adventure games there. Or at least the big ones... Full Throttle? Day of the Tentacle? Grim Fandango? :(

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    CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Ah ha, that was the huge announcement they teased on Twitter. I already own The Dig, but Loom and Indy are so bought. Shame Full Throttle or DoTT isn't on there, though. I suppose they'll add them later.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Best thing ever! Monkey Island coming on the 15th. That's less than two weeks.

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    JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    List lacks Grim Fandango

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    Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET

    I didnt see any mention of pricing, but who cares? I may finally get to play Full Throttle.

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    Captain ElevenCaptain Eleven The last card is a kronk Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Jragghen wrote: »
    List lacks Grim Fandango

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    DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Jragghen wrote: »
    List lacks Grim Fandango
    And KOTOR. But still good news!

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    ThreepioThreepio New Westminster, BCRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Jragghen wrote: »
    List lacks Grim Fandango
    We hope our fans are as excited as we are about our
    plans and we can’t wait to share what’s coming next. This is just the beginning.”

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    giltanisgiltanis Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Jragghen wrote: »
    List lacks Day of the Tentacle

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    Captain ElevenCaptain Eleven The last card is a kronk Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Man, LucasArts is going to take so much of my money.

    You know what would be rad? X-Wing and TIE Fighter.

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    AddaAdda LondonRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Really great news, can't wait to get my hands on some of these titles again. Hopefully more to come!

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    ScrubletScrublet Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm ashamed to say I've never played KOTOR. I was thinking about picking it up soon during a school lull but now I wonder if I should wait and see if it pops on Steam.

    @Captain Eleven - I think a new Lucas Arts space sim on those games is WAY overdue.

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    El GuacoEl Guaco Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Atlantis is one of the few point and click adventures that still sticks with me after all these years. I think I'll be heading back there next week! Part of the nostalgia is remembering that is one of the first games I bought for the PC that had sound. Yeah, it was crappy MIDI, but it was better than the PC speaker squawks I had suffered up to that point.

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    AddaAdda LondonRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    a lot of twitter updates
    @Dan2593 The team here (alongside Steam) have worked on the old games to make them work in XP/Vista. Very low system requirements ;)
    3 minutes ago from web in reply to Dan2593

    And this is just the beginning. We know how much you guys love our old games. This little announcement is just a start. #LECSteam
    4 minutes ago from web

    And hey - who wants to buy Monkey Island Special Edition on Steam and XBLA next week? the 15th? Sure, lets do that for you as well.
    8 minutes ago from web

    Battlefront 2? On PC? You request it? Sure, lets throw that in too. Republic Commando is a personal favorite. Lets put that one in too.
    11 minutes ago from web

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm excited by proxy for people over the Steam news, but I don't have a PC at home. :( Still, the Monkey Island special edition on XBLA for the 15th is pretty big fucking news! And that runs right into the Summer of XBLA promo, so I'll happy be shoveling money there for the rest of the year. Though that might mean the Tales of Monkey Island series hits WiiWare the same week as the XBLA version of SE ... Monkey overload.

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    El GuacoEl Guaco Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Man, LucasArts is going to take so much of my money.

    You know what would be rad? X-Wing and TIE Fighter.

    I was going to mention this and forgot. I would kill for a quality remake of that series. Hell, I would gladly pay for the same game with updated graphics and better networking code (the original net code was notoriously bad).

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    galenbladegalenblade Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oh man. I was just thinking I needed to replay The Dig.

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    ThreepioThreepio New Westminster, BCRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I've pre-paid for the Tales of Monkey Island. Monkey Island: SE coming next week is fantastic. I'm stoked for some insult fighting in HD on my 360.

    I hope these are priced reasonably, because I've got a mortgage and foreclosure would be a bitch.

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    ThirithThirith Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    El Guaco wrote: »
    Man, LucasArts is going to take so much of my money.

    You know what would be rad? X-Wing and TIE Fighter.

    I was going to mention this and forgot. I would kill for a quality remake of that series. Hell, I would gladly pay for the same game with updated graphics and better networking code (the original net code was notoriously bad).
    Have you got X-Wing Alliance? There's a Total Conversion of TIE Fighter that apparently is really good. Can't find a good link right now, mind you; the people at http://www.xwaupgrade.com/ might be able to help you.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Republic Commando is getting bought.

    This is a fantastic start, and I hope they build on it.

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    ScrubletScrublet Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Seriously these digital stores are starting to drain retarded amounts of my money.

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    subedii wrote: »
    I hear PC gaming is huge off the coast of Somalia right now.

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    ArrathArrath Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Adda wrote: »
    a lot of twitter updates
    @Dan2593 The team here (alongside Steam) have worked on the old games to make them work in XP/Vista. Very low system requirements ;)
    3 minutes ago from web in reply to Dan2593

    And this is just the beginning. We know how much you guys love our old games. This little announcement is just a start. #LECSteam
    4 minutes ago from web

    And hey - who wants to buy Monkey Island Special Edition on Steam and XBLA next week? the 15th? Sure, lets do that for you as well.
    8 minutes ago from web

    Battlefront 2? On PC? You request it? Sure, lets throw that in too. Republic Commando is a personal favorite. Lets put that one in too.
    11 minutes ago from web

    Yessssssssssssssssssssssssss.

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    RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    REPUBLIC COMMANDO

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oh shit! From that Joystiq interview:
    When asked about the possibility of portable ports, notably the iPhone or PSP Go, Rodriguez noted, "On iPhone, you know Apple's policy that we can't talk about a release until it's ready to release. But it would make sense that we would do something like that if we were to go in that direction ... wink wink, nod, nod." As for PSP Go, he told us, "We've seen it and we're definitely investigating PSP Go. We've got our Singapore office, which does the majority of our handheld titles, and they're playing with it right now, seeing what we can do."

    Point-and-clicks on my iPhone would be a megaton.

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    ScrubletScrublet Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Lunker wrote: »
    Oh shit! From that Joystiq interview:
    When asked about the possibility of portable ports, notably the iPhone or PSP Go, Rodriguez noted, "On iPhone, you know Apple's policy that we can't talk about a release until it's ready to release. But it would make sense that we would do something like that if we were to go in that direction ... wink wink, nod, nod." As for PSP Go, he told us, "We've seen it and we're definitely investigating PSP Go. We've got our Singapore office, which does the majority of our handheld titles, and they're playing with it right now, seeing what we can do."

    Point-and-clicks on my iPhone would be a megaton.

    Fuck I don't need this. Next I'd hear that the Kings Quest Anthology that floats around in various forms would hit the iPhone.

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    subedii wrote: »
    I hear PC gaming is huge off the coast of Somalia right now.

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    a penguina penguin Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Thirith wrote: »
    El Guaco wrote: »
    Man, LucasArts is going to take so much of my money.

    You know what would be rad? X-Wing and TIE Fighter.

    I was going to mention this and forgot. I would kill for a quality remake of that series. Hell, I would gladly pay for the same game with updated graphics and better networking code (the original net code was notoriously bad).
    Have you got X-Wing Alliance? There's a Total Conversion of TIE Fighter that apparently is really good. Can't find a good link right now, mind you; the people at http://www.xwaupgrade.com/ might be able to help you.


    That craft pack with updated models and whatnot makes XW:A quite pretty. The fonts go kinda nuts on some video cards though.

    I have the TIE Fighter Total Covnersion sitting around on my drive somewhere. I never got to play it, as it requires you to have the original TF discs or something...and those are long gone.

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    And for those who want MORE games, this list is part one. it's just a few guys who have to remake these for modern systems! More to come!

    !!!

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    DírhaelDírhael NorwayRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Loom <3 Hope it's the full talkie version, complete with the lovely soundtrack.

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    PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU

    I do not need to spend more money

    get your fucking hand out of my wallet STEAM

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    AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Does this mean they haven't forgotten there is money to be made on the PC?

    One step closer to Jedi Knight 3.

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    zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    YEAH BITCHES

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    RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Alegis wrote: »
    Does this mean they haven't forgotten there is money to be made on the PC?

    One step closer to Jedi Knight 3.

    My boy Kyle "Badass Motherfucker" Katarn needs another story to chop some fools up

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    Professor PhobosProfessor Phobos Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    What's the Dig?

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    -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I sense a coming personal economic downturn in my future.

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    SixSix Caches Tweets in the mainframe cyberhex Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I still have my original disc of The Dig that I bought when it dropped. I play through it every few years.

    Such a great game.

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    ArrathArrath Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Lunker wrote: »
    And for those who want MORE games, this list is part one. it's just a few guys who have to remake these for modern systems! More to come!

    !!!

    The IRS just decided I owe them more money, this is not a good time for awesome re-releases!

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    zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    GONNA BE A FUCKIN STAR WARS SPACE MARINE BITCHES I GONNA BE DA BEST REPUBLIC COMMANDO IN TOWN

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    DírhaelDírhael NorwayRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    What's the Dig?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dig

    It was a great adventure game, more serious than most LucasArts games from that time (it lacks the humor from most of their other adventures). I really enjoyed it, but it's not my favorite.

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    SixSix Caches Tweets in the mainframe cyberhex Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    What's the Dig?

    The most cinematic game I'd ever played up until that point. Still one of the best intros of any game ever.

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    XtarathXtarath Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    One day Steam will have all the great games in existence. And on that day, we shall die.

    This is a large step closer.

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