Posts Tagged ‘bill tiller’

Time Tiller: The Perils Of Man

I loved Bill Tiller’s work as an artist at Lucasarts, where he worked on several games including Full Throttle and Outlaws, as well as acting as art director on The Dig. That’s a healthy CV. Post-Lucasarts, Tiller has written and worked as project lead on two adventure games since then that I don’t have any attachment to – A Vampyre Story and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island – but I like what I’ve seen of The Perils of Man, a tablet game designed by Tiller and due to arrive on Steam on April 28th. It’s a tale of time travel, historical catastrophes and family. The trailer is below.

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Full Throttle Remembered

Replay this game immediately.

I would like to publically declare my love for Full Throttle. Something very strange happened with history and opinion on that game – it was well received by critics, it was completely fantastic, it was Tim Schafer’s most mature writing (three years before Grim Fandango). And then somehow it became the black sheep of LucasArts’ output, condemned by false memories of being too short, and having awful arcade sequences throughout. Which just isn’t true! Certainly it was a shorter adventure compared to others in their catalogue, but it was such an astonishingly fine one. And the arcade bits? Pieces of piss, apart from one crappy section with the demo derby. Get over it! Restore Full Throttle to its rightful glory! And then check out this excellent piece from Adventure Classic Gaming, discussing the fate of the two aborted sequels with former LucasArts artist, Bill Tiller.

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