The president of LucasArts, Simon Jeffery, has abruptly resigned, says the LA Times. A LucasArts spokesperson could not comment on who will replace Jeffery, nor on his motivation for resigning.
A press release from UbiSoft announced that world reknowned artist and musician Peter Gabriel will be providing original music for the upcoming adventure game Uru: Ages Beyond Myst. Gabriel will contribute his song 'Burn You Up, Burn You Down' for the November release of Uru, but will also create the original soundtrack for the next game in the Myst series.
Private Moon Studios has released an interactive demo of the first episode of their episodic adventure AGON. This demo will give players a taste of the games features and format.
A 99MB playable demo for the upcoming Journey to the Center of the Earth is now available at Gamer's Hell. Loosely based on the Jules Verne novel, Journey to the Center of the Earth will be shipped to stores on October 6.
Ugarte's Dimension of Fantasy has posted an interview with Lori Ann Cole and Corey Cola, the designers behind the Quest for Glory series. Here's an excerpt:
Both Computer Games Online Romania and MyGamer.com have reviewed Pendulo's Runaway: A Road Adventure. Here's a clip from MyGamer's review:
Grim Fandango has been inducted into GameSpot's Greatest Games of All-Time feature.
Grim Fandango's setting, characters, and design were and continue to be completely unique, not only because they were so unusual, but also because these elements all worked together surprisingly well.
Gamer.tv has previewed Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon. The streaming video contains footage from the game, along with two soundbites from designer Charles Cecil. A recommended video for those who haven't seen the game in motion yet.
Got Game Entertainment announced today that the adventure Conspiracies has gone gold. Originally a Greek adventure, and produced by Anima PPD-Interactive, Conspiracies is a detective crime story set in a futuristic world with dozens of characters and non-linear puzzles.
Viva Media announced today that the adventure game, Journey to the Center of the Earth, the latest title published under its Viva Adventure label, will ship on October 6, 2003 to US stores. In the game, you take on the role of Ariane, a determined, young journalist, who falls into the scoop of a lifetime when she discovers an unknown world far below the Earth's surface.
Microïds, the developer and publishers of Syberia, has acquired the games subsidiary of Wanadoo. With this operation, Wanadoo becomes a shareholder to a total value of 12% of Microïds. Wanadoo's core business consists of internet media services and broadband internet access in France, the UK, Spain and the Netherlands.
Gamer's Hell has posted a pack of new screenshots from The Westerner. Check them out here.
GameGossip has interviewed author and artistic director Benoît Sokal about the upcoming Syberia 2. Here's a clip from the interview:
Legacy Interactive announced today the shipping of their latest game, Law & Order II: Double or Nothing. The game offers a blend of adventure and mystery as it explores the intricate worlds of criminal investigation and legal prosecution. With gameplay divided between the investigation and trial, the player experiences the storyline from a variety of angles.
Computer Games Romania and MyGamer has posted their reviews of Runaway: A Road Adventure. Here's a clip from the MyGamer review: