The lights are on
In a touching post on Facebook and with a photo gallery on Imgur, former LucasArts composer Jesse Harlin has eulogized the company and its now former employees.
It's a very sweet post that humanizes the workforce of LucasArts in a way carefully worded press releases would never be able to.
"LucasArts died today. It was 30 years old. Ask gamers to recall George Lucas' gaming company and they'll tell you about fulfilled childhood fantasies inside the cockpit of a TIE Bomber or laugh with you about insult sword fighting. They remember the time they spent in the boots of Kyle Katarn, Ben Throttle, or Boss. They remember our successes and they remember our stumbles."
You can read the whole post by heading to Harlin's Facebook page, or the Imgur gallery.
Disney announced that it was closing the studio last week. We are just as disappointed as every other gaming fan to see the company close and we gathered out favorite memories from our favorite LucasArts games.
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terrible when studio is closed and those people have to look for jobs, but the studio has been slowly falling apart anyways.....this should be no suprise to anyone and a natural event when a section of your company cannot produce a profit.
im not sad about this. it needed to happen cause of the terrible decisions the company made. hey while you guys are soo stuck on the past why not write up the failures of LA and why Disney put the old dog to sleep.
Ended up reading the entire post while listening to "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. To Lucas arts good buy my old friend. Good luck to all of those who lost their jobs, my heart goes out to you all.
Very nice eulogy guys, sorry about the misfortune. You all did wonderful work.
This really sux, hope 1313 and the other FPS they we're workin on gets finished, they looked awesome.