For those keeping score at home, LucasArts’ classic titles have been starting to crop up on gog.com’s classics catalog – including the X-Wing series recently, as well as a few of the older point-and-click titles. And let’s not forget the wonderful resurrection of Grim Fandango.
Given that, it would seem that Disney Interactive has an active interest in reviving a lot of the older LucarArts games for modern audiences, through gog.com’s fantastic ability to make classic games playable on modern machines.
Of the newest wave of games, three are appearing on digital distribution for the first time. The latest crop of classic (and not-so-classic) games includes Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb, Outlaws, Monkey Island: LeChuck’s Revenge, The Dig, and Loom.
“Disney Interactive, Lucasfilm and gog.com are dedicated to reviving gaming classics, and players can look forward to even more Lucasfilm games showing up on gog.com in the coming months”, Disney said in a press release.
Opinion: Given that there are countless players out there who cut their gaming teeth on PC gaming in general, and LucasArts’ games in particular, this kind of nostalgia trip is wonderful. I just have to wonder if Disney Interactive isn’t doing this more for the paycheck than the enjoyment of the games themselves. Then again, if the fanbase is there – and given the success of Grim Fandango Remastered then it most likely is – does the reasoning really matter?