Echo Screen Live #23: The Future of Adventure Games (5/1/13)

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With the recent closing of Lucasarts – one of the pioneers of adventure gaming – now seems a great time to look back on the genre and see how much of a future it has. Is Lucasarts’s end an omen, or just a blip on the radar?


  • Man with a harmonica Man with a harmonica
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 4:59 PM | Permalink

    Haha, I will make it! For once, a mighty European shall join! The next few days I will feal the wrath of a sleep deprived body, but I shall make it!

  • CrystalisAmnesiac CrystalisAmnesiac
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 5:49 PM | Permalink

    looking forward to this been playing alot of lucasarts and telltale games lately

  • Knightcrawler
    Posted May 2, 2013 at 12:38 PM | Permalink

    Hah, finally got around to watching a CotGW video again. 🙂

    Anyway, LucasArts going down makes me sad. But yeah, they’ve sucked recently, with a very few exceptions. I think we were all just waiting around for LucasArts to turn itself around. Most gamers don’t even remember when LucasArts was good, though. Probably weren’t even playing games then.

    It’s one of my goals in life to make a successor to the X-Wing series. …I just need a couple million dollars, that’s all…

    You guys are really underestimating the Rift, and missed an important connection… because the best genre for virtual reality is probably the adventure genre. Try to tell me you wouldn’t adore playing The Dig, an Indiana Jones game, Loom, or whatever in virtual reality. The Oculus Rift is really going to take off in the PC space, and eventually get adopted by whatever console *can* support it. Throw in mind-reading tech like on the Epoc for movement/magic and VR gloves for hands, and you’ve got something really compelling.

  • Knightcrawler
    Posted May 2, 2013 at 12:41 PM | Permalink

    Oh, do I also have to mention that virtual reality headsets are an especially good platform for flight sims?

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