Lucasarts looking at reviving adventure games?

Written by Joe Martin

June 2, 2008 | 11:30

Tags: #adventure-game #indiana #indy #loom #monkey-island #sam-and-max

Lucasarts has been looking at possibly reviving the stale old adventure game genre according to a recent interview with PR Manager Chris Norris and has also contemplated re-releasing classic titles on new hardware like the Nintendo DS.

Speaking to Eurogamer recently Chris admitted that Lucasarts was often asked whether they were looking to revive the adventure game genre it made such a success of with games like Sam and Max: Hit The Road and Day of the Tentacle in the early 90s.

"We have looked at it," admitted Norris. "It is something we are continually looking at - new venues to put out our library of games on. We're not announcing anything about that because honestly I don't know anything about it."

Eurogamer weren't going to give up the ghost that quickly though and asked Chris if Lucasarts had given any thought to re-releasing the old games on new hardware - the Nintendo DS and Wii would seem to be ideally suited to them.

Unfortunately, this is where the interview takes a turn for the surreal as Chris says the DS hardware just isn't up to the task of running the old Lucasarts adventure games. We beg to differ though and it seems slightly preposterous that a DS cart can hold a 3D Zelda game, but not a decades old point and click like Loom.

"The cart size of the DS makes it impossible to put out ports of any of our old graphic adventures," claimed Fracture producer Jeffrey Gullett. "There's literally not enough room on those carts to put the games out."

"The decision is taken at a pay grade higher than ours," said Norris a tad more convincingly. "I would love to see new adventure games coming out. A lot of people will say they feel like the adventure game genre is dead. I don't think it is, I think it's changed in some ways. I think we're still making adventure games but they're a little bit different than before with survival horror games and the like."

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