Craig Derrick | Creative Director & Executive Producer

A Eulogy for LucasArts

Posted on April 7, 2013

A Eulogy for LucasArts

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

LucasArts: Last Day Team 3

LucasArts: Team 3 (Heritage + Lucaslabs)

LucasArts: Team 3 (Heritage)

LucasArts_Team 3 Photo

LucasArts: Team 3 (Proof)

LucasArts: Team 3 (New IP Incubator)

LucasArts: Team 3 (New IP Incubator)

IGN News : LucasArts Closes Its Doors

Posted on April 3, 2013

Lucidity available now on Xbox Live!

Posted on October 7, 2009

Lucidity, a new game from the LucasArts team that re-imagined The Secret of Monkey Island is now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC via digital download.

In Lucidity, players take a trip into the imagination of Sofi, a young girl who is filled with a persistent desire to explore new worlds and overcome all obstacles in her way. In this challenging puzzle platform game, players are tasked with keeping Sofi safe as she drifts deeper into the strange new world of her dreams. Through quick reaction and placement of randomly generated puzzle pieces, players must create a path through beautifully detailed dreamscapes to keep Sofi in perpetual motion and deliver her to safety.

"Lucidity comes from our effort at LucasArts to form several small internal development teams and give them the creative freedom to make games that surprise, amaze and inspire," said LucasArts President Darrell Rodriguez. "The re-imagining of The Secret of Monkey Island and the development of the all-new Lucidity are just the beginning of this effort."

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Calling Vienna

Posted on July 10, 2009

For the past few years our fans in Vienna have held an annual Monkey Island Memorial party where they celebrate all things Monkey.  This year, however, they decided with the announcement of two new Monkey Island games that they would change the party from a memorial to a revival.  We could, unfortunately, make it in person to join them this year (maybe next year?) so instead we recorded a quick little message to them.

And check out pictures from past parties at: http://www.monkeyislandmemorial.com

Rogue Leaders Book

Posted on November 26, 2008

Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts book by Rob Smith is out now!  The book covers the storied history and future of games at LucasArts in an amazing coffee table book with TONS of never-before-seen art and stories from the trenches.  Of special note is a small call out near the end of the book about our internal team ("Team 3") and the work we've been doing to incubate and conceptualize new IP beyond Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

Team 3

Star Wars and Indiana Jones offer rich universes for game developers to explore, but new intellectual property has always been a part of LucasArts' DNA. So when George Lucas signed off on an original project from the internally named group "Team 3," it was a big deal for the entire organization.

To kick-start the project and spark the team's creative juices, a workshop at Skywalker Ranch involved writers from the hit TV shows Heroes and Lost, plus other folks who helped brainstorm concepts for this new franchise. Attracting this level of writing talent would ordinarily be hard in the gaming world, but the mandate from Lucas to make this project everything it can be--along with Lucas' recommendation-- helped secure some of the best writers in the business. What they eventually create could be the future of gaming....

Maybe one day soon we'll get to do a second edition with some Proof of the incredible depth and range of concepts we've been developing over the last 2+ years.

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Meeting Ralph McQuarrie

Posted on September 17, 2007

I had the great honor and privilege of meeting the legendary Ralph McQuarrie! For the uninformed check out the website of the man responsible for the incredible visual and conceptual design of the Original Star Wars trilogy.

Visit Mr. McQuarrie's site at: http://www.ralphmcquarrie.com

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