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Founded: 1982-05
T-series code: T-230
Merged into: The Walt Disney Company (2012)
P.O. Box 10307, San Rafael, California, 10307, United States[1][2]
San Francisco, California, United States

LucasArts is a company owned by Disney via LucasFilm which specialises in video game publishing and, until 2013, video game development. It started publishing games in the late 1980s, becoming one of the world's leading adventure game publishers along with Sierra. This trend continued until the 1998 release of Grim Fandango, the first adventure game the company failed to make a profit on (despite positive reviews).

However, because it is linked to LucasFilm, this gave the company access to big franchises such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, which has kept it afloat despite the downfall of the adventure genre.

In 2013, Disney ceased all internal video game development at LucasArts and laid off most of its staff, reducing the company into a video game licensing arm. The license for core Star Wars games was given to Electronic Arts.

The company was previously known as Lucasfilm Games LLC and LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC.




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