Craig Derrick | Game Director & Executive Producer

Monkey Island: SE Free on XBox One!

Posted on November 18, 2016

Xbox One owners and Xbox Live Gold members can now download The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for FREE this month.  Check out the video below for more details or visit http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/games-with-gold for more information.

A Eulogy for LucasArts

Posted on April 7, 2013

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Star Wars: 1313 Team

Posted on April 6, 2013

LucasArts_1313 Team Photo

Great group of people making amazing things.  I'll watch your careers with great interest.

Team 3

Posted on April 5, 2013

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IGN News : LucasArts Closes Its Doors

Posted on April 3, 2013

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The Walt Disney Co. Buys LucasFilm

Posted on October 30, 2012

Great news for Star Wars fans! Great news for Disney stockholders! Great news for Lucasarts?

Gamescom 2012: Star Wars 1313 Preview

Posted on August 23, 2012

Craig stands proudly as Mark lurks in the background.

I had the pleasure of attending Gamescom 2012 this year in beautiful Cologne, Germany to discuss and play our run-time demo of Star Wars 1313.  We had a fantastic reception to the game at E3 and again at Gamescom.  But don't take my word for it.  Check out this great write-up from El33tonline:

Titled ‘Star Wars 1313,’ the game is set in the bowels of the storied planet of Coruscant (famous in the Star Wars fiction), and is in development at LucasArts’ studios in San Francisco and Singapore. LucastArts’ Craig Derrick was on-hand to walk us through the game while the company’s Mark James (platform technical director) was also lurking in the darkness of the demo room (located in Activision’s booth) to oversee proceedings.

“Star Wars 1313, for us, is our first mature-themed game at LucasArts,” Derrick began. “It’s about playing as a bounty hunter in the most dangerous place in the galaxy – the ruthless criminal underworld of Coruscant’s Level 1313."

The demo began with a few close-ups of vehicles and a few environmental shots that in most any other game would seem pretty standard, except in Star Wars 1313, every last bolt, scratch and scrape is displayed in glorious detail – as I said before, I couldn’t believe that this was all really running real-time at a playable framerate.

The characters, too, benefit from an incredible level of care and attention and while their faces, bodies and movements still appear ‘game-like,’ it’s at a point where it truly does look like the CG you would expect in a Star Wars film, or a Pixar animated movie.

See the incredible game footage and read the entire article at El33tonline's website: here

 

Conan O’Brien Reviews Kinect Star Wars

Posted on July 11, 2012

Kinect Star Wars Developer Video

Posted on March 13, 2012

Take my hand as I lead you on a journey through the different game modes in Kinect Star Wars.  Jedi Destiny, Podracing, Rancor Rampage, Galactic Dance Off and Duels of Fate.  That's five games in one!

Kinect Star Wars Trailers

Posted on January 30, 2012

"Duel" w/Chris Pratt

"Girly Vader"

"Launch"