Day of the Tentacle
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Day of the Tentacle turns 30 later this month and to celebrate the classic LucasArts point-and-click adventure the YouTuber onaretrotip has put together a 2-hr documentary featuring nine interviews with members of the original team.

The 'Making of' documentary will drop on the 30th anniversary of the MS-DOS and Mac-OS release (25th June) at 8pm BST/12pm PDT, and will include input from the programmers Jonathan Ackley and Aaron Giles, artists Larry Ahern and Kyle Balda, musicians Peter McConnell, Clint Bajakian, and Michael Land, and the voice actors Nick Jameson, and David Kirk Traylor (who voiced the characters Doctor Fred Edison and Weird Ed respectively).

On top of that, it will also feature some footage from the Video Game History Foundation, showing off Byle (the animation tool used across many LucasArts adventures).

Just in case you've never heard of it, Day of the Tentacle is the 1993 sequel to 1987's Maniac Mansion (designed by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick). It follows three friends β€” named Bernard, Hoagie, and Laverne β€” as they travel back to the Edison Mansion from the first game to put a stop to the evil Purple Tentacle's nefarious schemes.

In the time that has passed since it was first released, the game has gone on to become considered a point-and-click classic, with PC Gamer, PC GamesN, and countless other sites including it on their lists of the best adventure games. In 2016, it also received a remastered version from the studio Double Fine, which is now available across Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, PS4, PS Vita, iOS, and Xbox One.

Be sure to subscribe to onaretrotip on YouTube and click the bell to be notified when the documentary goes live.

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