Following Disney’s heartbreaking shutdown of storied developer LucasArts, a yet more heartbreaking remembrance of sorts comes via Composer Jesse Harlin. The letter provides a capsule of the people, culture and energy of a studio that was once capable of great things and might have been again.
“LucasArts died today,” he writes. “It was 30 years old. Ask gamers to recall George Lucas’ gaming company and they’ll tell you about fulfilled childhood fantasies inside the cockpit of a TIE Bomber or laugh with you about insult sword fighting. They remember the time they spent in the boots of Kyle Katarn, Ben Throttle, or Boss. They remember our successes and they remember our stumbles. But that was the public face of LucasArts.”