In terms of classic PC gaming, LucasArts has its place in many gamers' hearts. While the adventure genre has now faded into the background (with the modern ones succeeding as episodic gaming), there are those of us who miss the point-and-click adventures from LucasArts.
Some of us have misplaced the media that the game was delivered on, or perhaps the media became obsolete and unreadable (remember when games shipped on dozens of floppies?). Thankfully, LucasArts starting July 8 will be re-releasing its classic adventure games on Steam.
The first wave of games to hit the digital download game service are: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure, LOOM, and The Dig. Also included in this first batch of games are Armed and Dangerous, LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure, Star Wars Battlefront II, Star Wars Republic Commando, Star Wars Starfighter, and Thrillville: Off the Rails.
"This effort is going to make it possible to introduce a whole new generation of gamers to LucasArts' classic games," said Darrell Rodriguez, president of LucasArts. "It also gives more people a chance to play our games by making them available long after they’ve disappeared from store shelves. We hope our fans are as excited as we are about our plans and we can’t wait to share what’s coming next. This is just the beginning."
Just the day before, on July 7, Telltale will premiere the Tales of Monkey Island game series on PC, delivering a completely new adventure in the series. Then a week later, July 15, LucasArts will release The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, a re-mastered version of the classic. (Read more about those here.)
Hopefully we'll be seeing some of the Tim Shafer classics in the next round.