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Rogue Leaders : The Story of Lucas Arts - Rob Smith

Rogue Leaders

The Story of Lucas Arts

By: Rob Smith, George Lucas (Foreword by)

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In 1982, Lucasfilm wanted to branch out into other forms of entertainment and formed an agreement where videogame pioneer Atari provided $1 million in seed capital with only the vague directive of "see what you can make." The resulting two games sold 100,000 units, twice as many copies as had been projected, and were a critical and commercial success.

In 2005, LucasArts' Battlefront II game sold 2.1million copies and generated an estimated $200 million in revenue. In the past 25 years, LucasArts has cemented its place in videogame history though a combination of the two strengths of its parent company: master storytelling and innovative technology.

Rogue Leaders: The Story of Lucas Arts reveals its illustrious history, including more than 250 samples of never-before-seen art, including storyboards, concept paintings, and character developments from its cherished games, as well as art from cancelled projects that were never announced to the public. George Lucas contributes a rare foreword on his vision for interactive entertainment. Original interviews with key team members past and present make this book a must-have for gamers young and old.

Selected as one of 2008's Best Non-Fiction Genre Books!

Chapter One: Lucasfilm Games
Chapter Two: Adventure and Simulation
Chapter Three: Birth of the Classics
Chapter Four: Shooting for the Stars
Chapter Five: Buried Treasure
Chapter Six: The Empire Expands
Chapter Seven: Developing Without Walls
Chapter Egiht: the Next Generation
Appendix A: Original Rescue on Fractalus! concept document
Appendix B: Star Wars: Rebelt Assault II storyboard and script excerpt
Appendix C: Unreleased Star Wars game loops
Author's Notes + Selected Bibliography
Table of Contents provided by Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780811861847
ISBN-10: 0811861848
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st November 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.6 x 23.7  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.666