Report: Day of the Tentacle remake was '80% done' before canceled by LucasArts

Classic adventure game Day of the Tentacle was being remade a la the Monkey Island special editions.

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Classic adventure game Day of the Tentacle was being remade a la the Monkey Island special editions. Developed by LucasArts Singapore, the remastered game would have been pseudo-3D, with remade background art and new cut-scenes.

The project was never officially greenlit, but it was apparently almost finished, with one source claiming it was "80% done."

In spite of how close to completion the remake was, a LucasArts exec said that there was "no interest" in continuing to make "legacy" games. "For many involved this was a dream project," a source told Kotaku in an expose about the company's downfall. "But sadly, like many, many LucasArts games in development, it never saw the light of day."

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    September 27, 2013 11:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Report: Day of the Tentacle remake was '80% done' before canceled by LucasArts.

    Classic adventure game Day of the Tentacle was being remade a la the Monkey Island special editions.

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      September 27, 2013 11:30 AM

      JFC

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        September 30, 2013 4:55 AM

        That's nuts. Definitely need to get this and 1313 restarted and released.

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      September 27, 2013 11:34 AM

      I'd love somebody to make a chart showing exactly when it was LucasArts was taken over by fools.

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        September 27, 2013 11:38 AM

        They went downhill around the same time Star Wars Episode 1 came out and all they were allowed to make were Star Wars games.

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      September 27, 2013 11:35 AM

      GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKERS

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      September 27, 2013 11:37 AM

      I kind of assumed something like this happened. They were really into rereleasing their older games for a while and then as soon as they changed leadership again, they completely stopped.

      It sort of sounds like they deserved to get shut down.

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      September 27, 2013 11:43 AM

      yea whatever guys, the last 20% of a project is always 90% of the work

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        September 27, 2013 11:53 AM

        Exactly. It's like those failed Battlefront devs saying the thing was next-to-finished. Yeah right.

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        September 27, 2013 2:51 PM

        Exactly. A good chunk of canceled games are '80% done' and over a year away from a realistic release date.

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      September 27, 2013 11:44 AM

      Luckily, the original version is eminently playable even today. It's only a year or two since my last playthrough and, low res be damned, it's still brilliant.

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        September 27, 2013 11:50 AM

        Unfortunately there's no easy way for people to legally buy it online

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          September 27, 2013 12:17 PM

          Excellent point. Good thing we have piracy to safeguard our cultural heritage. (I wish that was a joke. In the digital age we really do need a law stating that if you choose not to sell it for x number of years, it's public domain.)

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        September 27, 2013 12:26 PM

        I just played through it again yesterday. The voice work is still great.

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        September 27, 2013 12:32 PM

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        September 27, 2013 2:00 PM

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          September 27, 2013 2:12 PM

          Those were the main ones. Maniac Mansion and Grim Fandango are the other two that come to mind.

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          September 28, 2013 1:19 PM

          that sir, is an awesome idea.

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      September 27, 2013 12:18 PM

      I would have played the hell out of this.

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      September 27, 2013 12:22 PM

      Next up... Full Throttle.

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      September 27, 2013 12:22 PM

      If it's ever reported that a tie fighter remake was coming out then cancelled, I may jump off the nearest bridge

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      September 27, 2013 12:22 PM

      Fuuuuuuuuuck

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      September 27, 2013 12:27 PM

      Just 80%?

      We all know the real work is in the last 10%

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      September 27, 2013 12:30 PM

      GODDAMMIT!

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      September 27, 2013 12:34 PM

      So they barely started.

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      September 27, 2013 1:45 PM

      oh what the hell. i would have loved to see that.

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      September 27, 2013 1:52 PM

      what...why......

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      September 27, 2013 1:58 PM

      Business decisions.

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      September 27, 2013 1:58 PM

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      September 27, 2013 2:11 PM

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        September 27, 2013 2:13 PM

        Easier to obtain.
        Touch screen controls.
        Higher res graphics.
        Better Audio quality.

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      September 27, 2013 2:24 PM

      WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK.
      THIS IS HOW SERIAL KILLERS ARE BORN!!!
      DotT is to me what Homeworld is to Mace

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      September 27, 2013 3:00 PM

      who cares. the monkey island remakes were worse than the originals

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        September 27, 2013 4:16 PM

        Care to back that up with some examples?

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        September 27, 2013 4:54 PM

        You do realize that you could play the original by just hitting a button in the new one, right? Also, you're wrong.

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      September 27, 2013 4:44 PM

      if it had terrible graphics like MI remake then i'm glad this happened

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      September 27, 2013 4:49 PM

      SOMEONE NEEDS TO DIE FOR THIS

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      September 27, 2013 4:55 PM

      My wife is gonna stab someone. She really really really wanted this to come out :(

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      September 27, 2013 5:09 PM

      Wait this isn't the same thing as the new episodes that were rumored to possible be in development like the Tales of Monkey Island games that Tell Tale made, right? Is there still a chance of that happening?

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      September 30, 2013 8:12 AM

      For fuck sakes, Lucasarts.

      Worst company ever.

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