No, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to let this go so stop muttering, “Mik, LucasArts is gone… you really need to let go, man,” to yourselves and join me as I wallow in self-pity. Kotaku has written a lengthy expose on the recent demise of LucasArts; it’s worth a read if you’re as cut-up about the whole thing as I clearly am. In said expose they reveal that the Singapore branch of LucasArts was about 80% through a remake of the terrific point-and-click adventure, Day of the Tentacle.
This would have been the third legacy adventure game to get the HD treatment by LucasArts. The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge got “Special Edition” re-releases across a load of different platforms. This Day of the Tentacle remake was going to be in a similar vein.
“For many involved this was a dream project. But sadly, like many, many LucasArts games in development, it never saw the light of day,” a source who worked on the project told Kotaku. Despite the fact that the remake was 80% complete, the project hadn’t been given a proper go-ahead, so I guess we can take comfort in knowing that even if LucasArts hadn’t died, there’s no guarantee we would have got this anyway. Yeah, I don’t feel any better either.