The lights are on
Following the warm thoughts offered by Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer has passed along a note to Game Informer about today's LucasArts layoffs. While most recently known for bringing video games and Kickstarter together, Schafer's storied career includes the Monkey Island series, Day of the Tentacle, the Maniac Mansion sequel, the wonderful biker gang adventure Full Throttle, and of course, Grim Fandango.
“Even though part of me felt this was coming, I’m still, somehow, shocked. I never thought that Lucas would actually shut down. I feel badly for all the talented people there," Schafer told us. "LucasArts was my first job in the industry. And I'm sad to see all that history go away. And all that concept art. I’m going to be dumpster diving behind their offices for a while to see if I can find any old Full Throttle concept art.”
If you happen to have any Full Throttle art, please send it over to Tim at Double Fine so he doesn't have to dig through the trash.
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How long have they been putting off throwing the trash, Tim Schafer don't do it... It's way to old.
Just forget Jeff ever won and give us our Grim Fandango Super Replay!
I'm gonna be dumpster diving for food cause I'm hungry.
Yea, go Tiiim!
Could this mean that Disney could give the license to Grim Fandango to Tim?
'Tis most sad indeed.
It would have been perfect timing if Ben won the challenge for the Super Replay Grim Fandango.
It is almost like he is losing his "parents". I feel for him and Ron.
You guys should do a Grim Fandango Super Replay anyway now.
I wish Ben would have won the Super Replay Showdown. It would have been a great tribute to LucasArts and the awesome games they used to make.
The sad thing is, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the documentation and assets from those industry-defining games ends up in the trash.
Read an article on Gamasutra about the preservation (or lack thereof) of much of the history of the industry, it was quite a depressing read.
I've still got a copy of the official Full Throttle strategy guide. It's chock-full of concept art.
You guys HAVE to do Ben's Grim Fandangle Super Replay choice now ;)
Huh, so all those boxes of Full Throttle concept art I've been using to start my fireplace was important to someone?