LucasArts Selects Planet Moon Studios To Develop Unique Humorous Action Game For Next Generation Consoles
WITTY CREATORS OF AWARD-WINNING GIANTS: CITIZEN KABUTO WILL DEVELOP GAME TO COMPLEMENT LUCASARTS' CELEBRATED LEGACY OF HUMOR
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- January 30, 2002 -- With a sly wink and a nod to its legacy of unique humor, LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC has chosen Planet Moon Studios to create an original humorous action title for next generation game consoles. Best known for its clever and off beat genre-bending Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Planet Moon's game for LucasArts will follow in the rich tradition of wry humor and intelligently crafted play style of the company's classic titles. The game is expected to release in 2003.
"With Planet Moon's development of a unique humorous action game for LucasArts now madly underway, I suspect the pubs around its Sausalito, Calif., headquarters may be in for some tough economic times," says Simon Jeffery, president of LucasArts. "In seriousness, a relationship with Planet Moon is an obvious choice for LucasArts. It's one that will complement the brand of humor for which we're well known and bring to our fans the kind of game they've always loved."
"Our past games have focused on two things: being late and over budget," says Nick Bruty, Planet Moon's president and co-founder. "Joking aside, this is the most exciting thing we've ever created, with the best fit between developer and publisher we could imagine. There is no one with a more consistent record in action titles and genuinely funny games than LucasArts."
LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is a leading international developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of computer and console platforms. Based in San Rafael, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com
, LucasArts is one of five companies in the Lucas group which include Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC, Lucas Licensing Ltd., and Lucas Learning Ltd. Lucasfilm is one of the leading film and entertainment companies in the world. Lucasfilm's businesses include George Lucas' film and television production and distribution activities as well as the business activities of the THX Group. Lucas Digital, which consists of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Skywalker Sound, provides visual effects and audio post-production services to the entertainment industry. Lucas Licensing is responsible for the merchandising of all Lucasfilm's film and television properties. Lucas Learning creates engaging interactive entertainment products that provide learning opportunities through exploration and discovery.
About Planet Moon Studios
Founded in 1997, Planet Moon Studios is a privately owned developer of high-end videogames based in Sausalito, California, and run by partners Nick Bruty and Bob Stevenson. They have both been active in the video game Industry for over 17 years and between them they have worked on over 70 titles. After the release of their most recent game, the award winning Giants: Citizen Kabuto
(now available on PC, Mac and PS2), Planet Moon Studios has quickly become a respected force in the development community the world over. The 9-person studio has nearly 90 man-years of game-making experience, with key members of the team responsible for a string of successful hits including MDK
(PC) and Earthworm Jim 1
(Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo) to name a few.