Lucasarts Adventure Series Retrospective

MyWii writes: "Adventure Games dominated PC gaming during the late 1980's and early 90's with many of these games still showing up in the top PC games of all time lists across the internet. Lucasarts aren't exactly known for much more than Star Wars titles these days, but back in the Golden Age of PC Gaming they were a major player in the Adventure Game field.

Lucasfilm Games developed their first Adventure Game called Labrynth in 1986 that was based on the movie of the same name. It was a rather average game, but it gave Lucasfilm Games a foothold in the industry. A year later and a name change to Lucasarts saw the release of Maniac Mansion, which also introduced the SCUMM engine, the scripting engine that was used for most of the company's adventure series from that moment on. Maniac Mansion received a decent reception and got the company noticed a little as an upcoming developer in the then booming genre."

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