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Old 06-10-2009, 08:53 AM   #1
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New Indy Adventure Game?

So we know that Lucasarts has teamed with Telltale games (Sam and Max) to create brand new Monkey Island Adventure Games in the spirit of the old series.

That's TWO Lucasarts adventure classics that have been remade by Telltale. Now, I wouldn't be surprised if Full Throttle and Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle get the same treatment, but...

WHAT IF...

They did the same with Fate of Atlantis? Not a remake, but a new Indy adventure game! Hell, get Hal Barwood involved!

They need to do something to make up for the mistreatment of Indy recently.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:14 AM   #2
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it'd be awesome if they came out with a 'special edition' like they are doing with the secret of monkey island.

updated 1080p hand drawn images? yes please!
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:25 AM   #3
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Would be great. But not to comic-like la SnM oder MI.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:26 AM   #4
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Yeah a remake would be OK if the style was done well, but I was really talking about a new game entirely.

Obviously, Telltale would have to tone down some of the humor they are known for...
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:36 AM   #5
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As long as they look at what were the strengths of FoA and Last Crusade and implement those I think new adventures, heck even an episodic game, would be pretty cool.

As long as the characters are solid characters, the story is solid and the puzzles are solid then I think they should go for it. If you really want it to happen though, buy a copy of the new monkey island games, if more people buy those Lucasarts will be more willing to remake and make new adventure titles.

Vote with your wallet I say
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:40 AM   #6
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Telltale wouldn't be my choice for an classic Indy adventure. I would pick Deep Silver (Secret Files Tunguska) or Unknown Identity (Black Mirror). They make great classic adventures. The games look great, the stories and characters are interesting and they have the right sense of humor.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:18 AM   #7
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So we know that Lucasarts has teamed with Telltale games (Sam and Max) to create brand new Monkey Island Adventure Games in the spirit of the old series.

That's TWO Lucasarts adventure classics that have been remade by Telltale.

Actually, Lucasarts are deveoping/publishing the Secret of Monkey Island remake from what I know, and they gave the license to telltale games to make one series of Monkey Island games (so far).

Nevertheless, I would love to see a new Indy game in the style of Fate of Atlantis as well, or a FOA remake with similar features to Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition remake!
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:49 AM   #8
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Yeah Telltale wouldn't be my #1 exactly either, but if they get Hal Barwood involved and keep the Indy tone and feel it could be good. Besides, considering the popularity of FOA and the success of Sam and Max and the buzz of Monkey Island, Telltale would be the most likely developer.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:37 AM   #9
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I'd love to see another Indy adventure game but it doesn't seem to be a big priority. We were lucky enough to FINALLY see SoK get released, so the odds of us getting another big Indy game anytime soon is pretty unlikely.

Still, just the thought of another Indy point-and-click adventure makes me giddy as a schoolboy.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:09 PM   #10
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Konami is remaking TMNT: Turtles in Time.

It was an arcade sidescroller beat 'em up and then was released on the SNES. They're keeping it the same but just updating the graphics with a 3-d look, but it's still a sidescroller.

I wouldn't mind a FoA update like that.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:58 AM   #11
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That's Konami though, they like their old games...

Still, with the Monkey Island remake anything's possible.

Just not another Indy adventure game. Sorry, not gonna happen. Apart from this, but that's not coming for a while.

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Actually, Lucasarts are deveoping/publishing the Secret of Monkey Island remake from what I know, and they gave the license to telltale games to make one series of Monkey Island games (so far).
Yep, that's right. LucasArts cancelled Staff of Kings to remake Monkey Island.
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:12 AM   #12
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A new Indy adventure game would be super sweet, but I'm not holding my breath for it. And seeing how Staff of Kings was rushed into publication, I'm guessing neither is LucasArts. Still, a lot of things can happen, so who knows?

It did made me wonder about the Fountain of Youth project. I'm looking forward to that more than ever, but they haven't updated things in a while so I have no idea how far they've come?

Also made me think about an old little project of myself. I started preparing an Indy Neverwinter Nights module a few years ago, but due to excessive lack of time never got around to actually work on it. I did manage to make this:



He even has his satchel

Maybe now that I have a bit more time, I might pick it up again
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:45 PM   #13
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it'd be great if we got that sort of remake of FoA, but I don't think it'll happen. Lucasarts seems to have stopped giving a crap about Indy.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:47 PM   #14
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Staff of Kings was a good game it wasnt great but it wasn't horrible.



I highly doubt Lucas arts will never make another Indy game again it's just going to take them about another 10 years
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:23 PM   #15
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I think Staff of Kings could have been released on the PS3/360 if they hadn't shifted all their focus on The Force Unleashed.
Yet again: Star Wars > Indy.
I do think a FoA remake could be likely.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:38 AM   #16
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A little off-topic, but this new game gives me a lot of good Indy vibrations:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlJmWoTq37o
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:39 AM   #17
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Can't look at YouTube at work, I'll get back to you!

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It did made me wonder about the Fountain of Youth project. I'm looking forward to that more than ever, but they haven't updated things in a while so I have no idea how far they've come?

Very far, and that's our best hope for a decent Indy adventure game, but you've got to remember the team's only doing it in their free time, so it could be a long time. The demo was awesome though.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:30 AM   #18
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I know, its a gigantic task to create a game in your spare time (or even in your not spare time, speaking from personal experience), but it's hard to see the progress if there are no updates. Still, I hope they're still happily creating away, because I'm very anxious to see it

That trailer looks somewhat interesting. Might be worth checking it out
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:44 AM   #19
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I've been hearing a lot about this "fountain of youth project" have I missed something? can someone fill me in?
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:46 PM   #20
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I can fill you in a bit on FOY.

It's a project that's been going on for some time now, in the Fate of Atlantis style - there have been numerous changes in story and contributors since the project was first conceived several years ago, but I was brought onboard as the lead writer 4-5 years ago.

Since then, we've produced a demo which was well-received, and our artist Misjaa Van Latuum has produced some stellar artwork (some of which has been revealed, some which hasn't.)

During the demo production phase, we learned a lot. While writing the script, I was trying to write the descriptions of the scenes, objects that could be interacted with in the scene, as well as alternate dialogue choices, all verb interactions, etc.

This made writing each individual room very, very difficult. A little over a year ago, I geared up to re-write the script, movie-style. It became more important to flesh out the entire plot and major dialogue, which would allow the artists to work as I moved forward, and then go back and write out the branching dialogue/puzzles/verb interactions, etc.

This allowed us to work simultaneously, and my output on scripting exploded.

Internally, Misjaa has produced all but 3 of the backgrounds in the background, our Indy sprite has been pretty much locked, etc.

However, I've also hit some turbulence in real life - my girlfriend became unexpectedly pregnant, and I've been scrambling to get things ready for a new family (signing on a new house, making decisions about the building process, etc.) This has taken me away from active production until things get settled, but the rest of the team continues to beaver away at the build (one of the advantages to getting a little bit head in the scripting).

If you're interested in viewing some of the stuff related to the site, go to http://www.barnettcollege.com

I'm hoping after the baby comes and things get settled that I can jump back into scripting some more of the adventure!


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Old 06-15-2009, 01:02 PM   #21
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Cool. Really looking forward to it, as I've mentioned several times!
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:43 PM   #22
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Well congrats on the new addition. And best of luck.

I happen to work as a professional writer and would be more than willing to contribute in any way that I can - especially while you tend to the little one.

Please feel free to put me to work, and nice job so far on the game.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:02 PM   #23
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Congratulations on the family expansion, Lorn!

It's a great relief to hear the project itself is still well underway! I would also like to offer my writing services should they be needed, but it seems like you guys have things covered pretty well
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:40 PM   #24
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Thanks very much for the well-wishes, folks!

As a side note of family/Indy-related trivia:

There's an informal tradition in my family, related to initials of the firstborn.

My grandfathers name is LaVerne Morris Conner, my fathers name is Larry Melvin Conner, and my full name is Lorn Michael Conner.

I wanted to keep the "LMC" tradition going, and I feel that both my grandfather and my father got screwed when it came to names, and I wanted my offspring to have a name that was kind of cool.

My girlfriend agreed that I could keep this tradition going. She's a Harry Potter fan, so at first I joked that if it was a boy, I'd like to name him "Lucius Malfoy Conner." She quickly informed me that there was no way in hell that I'd get my way on that score.

I came up with two alternates, though:

If it's a boy, I'm hoping she'll allow me to name him "Lucius Marcus Conner." If it's a girl, we've agreed on "Lucille Marion Conner."

The only sticking point for her is "Marcus". She much prefers "Mark", but I think it falls flat. I'm hoping to convince her to use "Marcus", as both Marcus and Marion are two of my favorite Indiana Jones characters.


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Old 06-15-2009, 04:56 PM   #25
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That's just so awesome! Truly great names!

In case you and your girlfriend might want some more options to pick from though, I find http://www.behindthename.com/ a very useful website. I usually use it to puzzle character names together, but naturally it also works for real people, even future ones
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