Lucasfilm Games

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Lucasfilm Games
FormerlyLucasArts Entertainment Company, LLC (1990–2021)
Company typeLimited liability company Subsidiary
IndustryInteractive entertainment
FoundedMay 1982 (1982-05)
FounderGeorge Lucas
HeadquartersLetterman Digital Arts Center
San Francisco, California, United States
Area served
ProductsList of LucasArts games
Number of employees
Less than 10[1]
(The Walt Disney Company)

Lucasfilm Games[2] (formerly LucasArts) is an American video game publisher[3] and licensor. Until 2013, it was also a video game developer.

History[change | change source]

The company was founded in May 1982 as Lucasfilm Games, the video game development group of Lucasfilm Limited, the film production company of George Lucas.

Early years (1982–1987)[change | change source]

Lucasfilm Games could not develop Star Wars games in its early years because Atari had the license for Star Wars and because of that, Lucasfilm Games had to develop unique games and had their first projects published by other companies. Lucasfilm's early titles include: Ballblazer and Rescue on Fractalus both games were released in 1984, Koronis rift released in 1985.

In 1987, Lucasfilm Games created the SCUMM engine which stands for ''Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion'' which would be used in many of LucasArt's future adventure games. The SCUMM engine was first developed for the game Maniac Mansion which was released in 1987.

Acquisition by Disney[change | change source]

On October 30, 2012, LucasArts was acquired by The Walt Disney Company through the acquisition of its parent company Lucasfilm in a deal for $4.05 billion.

On January 11, 2021, it was announced that the company would be renamed back to Lucasfilm Games.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Disney to Shut LucasArts Videogame Unit". The Wall Street Journal. April 3, 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  2. "LucasArts Entertainment Company Names New Director Of Business Affairs" (Press release). LucasArts. June 20, 2000. Retrieved August 30, 2009.
  3. "Tiny Death Star Available For Android". The International House of Mojo. October 11, 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  4. "Star Wars Video Games Now Live Under The Lucasfilm Games Umbrella". GameSpot. Retrieved March 26, 2024.