Kicking off in 1986, Lucasarts presided over an era (running until around the year 2000) in which they were the adventure game Kings, releasing a string of titles that remain all-time classics even decades later.
Indiana Jones And The Fate of Atlantis is one of the great point and click adventure games. Now, a fan remake has stopped production after being contacted by Lucasfilms.
Steam's Autumn sales — even though it started in the Australian spring, and it's technically summer now — are usually smaller than their mid-year efforts and the shenanigans that ensue right around Christmas. But that doesn't mean there aren't some good deals to be had or cheap games to purchase immediately prior to Christmas. But if you're going to take the plunge in the current sale, you only have until 10:00AM PST. That's 5:00 AM tomorrow morning, or 2:00 AM if you live in Perth.
But what's worth buying? Let's take a look.
Dayshot: Here's a coloured tattoo commission done by professional artist Jayson Hotchkiss. It's a Mario-Indiana Jones mashup titled "The Temple of Shroom", and it is gorgeous. The crappy GIF doesn't do it justice, so make sure to look at the full-res version below — and here for more of Hotchkiss' work. (via XombieDIRGE)
Figma figures are about the best figures on Earth if you like putting characters in rad poses. There will soon be an Indiana Jones Figma. Yes.
Indiana Jones is not the only one solving annoying ancient puzzles in haunted caves, armed with a whip and dynamites, far from civilisation. A setting like this is perfect for video games, so it is no surprise that many were influenced by the character, and the similarities in some cases are amazing.
From an interview with The New York Times.
Remember last year how Harrison Ford helped Sony market Uncharted 3 in Japan? Well, those clips have been remixed into something way better.
One of the most popular video games on Facebook will be renamed this week. The game formerly known as Adventure World will be renamed for George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's renowned hero Indiana Jones as game company Zynga adds the most extraordinary character to one of its games since FarmVille got a visit from Lady Gaga.
Nolan North's greatest ever vocal performance is in Portal 2, where he plays Rick the Adventure Sphere, a character that appears only briefly in the game, but nearly manages to steal the whole show.