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Grim Fandango
Developer(s) LucasArts
Publisher(s) LucasArts
Designer(s) Tim Schafer
Engine GrimE
Latest version 1.01 December 15, 1998
Release date(s) September 30, 1998
Genre(s) Adventure game
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ELSPA: 11+
ESRB: Teen
Platform(s) Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / XP
Media CD (2)
System requirements Intel Pentium 133 MHz CPU, 32 MB RAM, 30 MB hard disk space, 2 MB PCI graphics card, 4 MB AGP/PCI 3D graphic accelerator
Input Keyboard or joystick

Grim Fandango is a graphical adventure computer game released by LucasArts in 1998. It is the first adventure game by LucasArts to use three-dimensional graphics. Grim Fandango was lauded by critics and adventure game fans as one of the best games in the genre and beyond (see Reactions section), but was not a commercial success. Gim Fandango Classics cover, scanned by wS for wikipedia This is the cover art for a video game. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... LucasArts is an American video game developer and publisher. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... LucasArts is an American video game developer and publisher. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ... Tim Schafer (born July 26, 1967) is an American computer game designer. ... A game engine is the core software component of a computer or video game or other interactive application with real-time graphics. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay. ... This is an article about the computer and video game genre. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (or ELSPA) is an organisation set up in 1989 by British software publishers. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games and other entertainment software in the United States and Canada (officially adopted by individual provinces 2004-2005). ... Windows redirects here. ... A compact disc or CD is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... Pentium MMX - top view The Pentium is a fifth-generation x86 architecture microprocessor by Intel which first shipped on March 22, 1993. ... A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Die of an Intel 80486DX2 microprocessor (actual size: 12×6. ... Random access memory (usually known by its acronym, RAM) is a type of data storage used in computers. ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ... 64-bit PCI expansion slots inside a Power Macintosh G4 The Peripheral Component Interconnect, or PCI Standard (in practice almost always shortened to PCI), specifies a computer bus for attaching peripheral devices to a computer motherboard. ... A graphics/video/display card/board/adapter is a computer component designed to convert the logical representation of visual information into a signal that can be used as input for a display medium. ... this page has been deleted, by the inconspicuous Headline text booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooobz Headline text ... 64-bit PCI expansion slots inside a Power Macintosh G4 The Peripheral Component Interconnect, or PCI Standard (in practice almost always shortened to PCI), specifies a computer bus for attaching peripheral devices to a computer motherboard. ... A GeForce 4 4200-based graphics card A graphics card or video card is a component of a computer which is designed to convert a logical representation of an image stored in memory to a signal that can be used as input for a display medium, most often a monitor... It has been suggested that Keystroke be merged into this article or section. ... Joystick elements: 1. ... This is an article about the computer and video game genre. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... LucasArts is an American video game developer and publisher. ... 1998 1998 in games 1997 in video gaming 1999 in video gaming Notable events of 1998 in video gaming. ... 3D computer graphics are different from 2D computer graphics in that a three-dimensional representation of geometric data is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images. ...


The game was the brain-child of Tim Schafer, who had previously worked on LucasArts' Monkey Island series as well as Full Throttle and Day of the Tentacle. Grim Fandango is based on Aztec beliefs of afterlife; the game charts protagonist Manny Calavera's four-year journey through the Land of the Dead toward the Ninth Underworld, the final destination of all dead souls, in search of a woman named Mercedes "Meche" Colomar. Tim Schafer (born July 26, 1967) is an American computer game designer. ... The Secret of Monkey Island, CD version. ... Full Throttle is a graphical adventure game, originally developed in-house and released on 30 April 1995 by LucasArts. ... Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle (DoTT) is a graphical adventure game, originally released in 1993, and published by LucasArts. ... It has been suggested that Mexica be merged into this article or section. ... The afterlife, or life after death, is a generic term referring to a continuation of existence, typically spiritual, experiential, or ghost-like, beyond this world (eg. ...

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Gameplay

Grim Fandango was the first game to use the GrimE engine. The player controls the protagonist, Manuel Calavera (Manny for short), with the arrow keys or a joystick. A game controller or gamepad also works well. While walking around the environment, Manny turns his head to look at objects with which he can interact; the player can then press Enter to get Manny to do so. This can be slightly problematic where there is more than one item for the player to view, but in these situations, the player can switch between multiple objects with the Delete key. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A protagonist is the main figure of a piece of literature or drama and has the main part or role. ... Manny Calavera dressed up as the Grim Reaper, on his way to pick up a new customer. ... Joystick elements: 1. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Story

The story unfolds in four episodes, each set a year apart on the Day of the Dead. It is from this festival that much of the game's imagery is drawn — most of the game's characters look like skeletal calaca figures (based on the work of Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada).[citation needed] Various flowers are also used as tools of murder, in the form of a substance known as "Sproutella", which reacts with bone, destroying it by causing flowers to grow in it extremely rapidly. Characters refer to this manner of death as "sprouting". There is also unique fauna scattered throughout the game, such as bone-eating fire beavers and gigantic race cats. For other uses, see Day of the Dead (disambiguation). ... A calaca (a colloquial Spanish name for skeleton) is a figure of a skull or skeleton (usually human) used for decoration during the Mexican Day of the Dead festival. ... Posada in front of his workshop Calavera Oaxaqueña, 1910 José Guadalupe Posada (2 February 1852 – 20 January 1913) was a Mexican engraver and illustrator. ...


The game combines this mythical underworld with 1930s Art Deco design motifs and a dark plot reminiscent of the film noir genre.[1] The design and early plot are reminiscent of films such as Brazil and Glengarry Glen Ross.[citation needed] Manny, whose job combines the roles of Grim Reaper and travel agent, turns detective when he discovers that deserving souls are being denied their rightful post-mortem reward of direct travel to Mictlan on the Number Nine train, bypassing the four-year trip that other souls must take. Manny's investigations draw him into a tangled web of corruption, deceit, and murder. Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Asheville City Hall. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 movie, based on the 1984 Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play of the same name by David Mamet, who adapted it into a screenplay for the film. ... Death, personified is an anthropomorphic figure or a fictional character who has existed in mythology and popular culture since the earliest days of storytelling. ... In Aztec mythology, Mictlan was the lowest (ninth) level of the underworld, located far to the north. ...


Several scenes in Grim Fandango are directly inspired by such film noir as The Maltese Falcon, The Third Man, Key Largo, and most notably Casablanca: in the game's second act, two characters are directly modeled after the roles played by Peter Lorre and Claude Rains in the film. Despite this, Tim Schafer stated that the true inspiration was drawn from films like Double Indemnity, in which a weak and undistinguished insurance salesman is involved in murder and intrigue.[1] Actors Bogart, Lorre, Astor and Greenstreet in The Maltese Falcon (1941) The Maltese Falcon (1930) is a detective novel by Dashiell Hammett that has been adapted several times for the cinema. ... The Third Man (1949) is a British film noir directed by Carol Reed. ... Key Largo is a 1948 film starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Claire Trevor, and Lionel Barrymore. ... For other uses, see Casablanca (disambiguation). ... Peter Lorre (June 26, 1904 – March 23, 1964), born Ladislav Löwenstein, was an Austro-Hungarian actor frequently typecast as a sinister foreigner. ... Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 – May 30, 1967) was a British-born theatre and film actor, who later held American citizenship, best known for his many roles in Hollywood films. ... Tim Schafer (born July 26, 1967) is an American computer game designer. ... Double Indemnity is a 1944 film noir. ...


The game was originally going to be named Deeds Of The Dead, but the management at LucasArts didn't want a reference to death in the title.[citation needed]


Characters

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Most of the characters smoke a lot, which follows a film noir tradition. The user manual amusingly observes that everyone who smokes in the game is dead: "Think about it." A user guide, also commonly known as a manual, is a technical communication document intended to give assistance to people using a particular system. ...

  • Manuel "Manny" Calavera (Tony Plana) - In atonement for his sins in life (although he seems not to know exactly what sins he committed to deserve his fate), Manny works as a travel agent at the Department of Death in the city of El Marrow, earning his own passage to the underworld by selling travel packages, ranging from a four minute trainride on the luxurious No.9 train to a crafty walking stick and a four year walk. Manny competes for good clients, whose spotless lives merit a quick passage to the underworld, in turn earning Manny commissions in form of a quicker release from his community work, as well as prestige at the office. Unfortunately for Manny, all the good clients are snapped up by his office rival Domino Hurley, and Manny's efforts, to find out why, embroil him in a dark conspiracy. In the game Manny is also emotionally attracted to Meche, but shows signs of denial towards his feelings for her. Calavera is Spanish for "skull".
  • Mercedes "Meche" Colomar (Maria Canals) - Meche is Manny's illegally obtained client, whose case puts him on track of the corrupted management of the Department of Death. Even though she has led a virtuous life, the DOD's computer system mysteriously does not grant her a ticket for the No.9 train, and Manny has to let her travel alone on foot the dangerous way to the 9th underworld. After being fired from the Department of Death, Manny, feeling responsible for Meche's fate, tries his best to track her down. Most of the time, however, Mercedes manages quite well on her own. She is not only good, she is tough and smart as well.
  • Glottis (Alan Blumenfeld) - Manny's replacement driver and later on a trusted friend, Glottis is an enormous orange demon/elemental spirit, who served as a mechanic at the Department of Death. When Glottis is fired from the Department of Death for helping Manny, he becomes his companion in the search for Meche. Gifted with amazing mechanical skills, Glottis improves the DOD's standard car into a hellish hot rod, known as the Bone-wagon. Glottis was summoned up from the Land of the Dead and given, in his words "One purpose, one skill, one desire", to drive, or perform maintenance if no driving jobs are available. If he goes without doing either task for too long, he will become sick and die. Little else seems able to kill him: he spends a portion of the game without a heart, for instance.
  • Hector LeMans (Jim Ward) - Based on actor Sidney Greenstreet and The Third Mans Harry Lime, Hector LeMans is the boss of the criminal underworld of El Marrow, specializing in ticket profiteering. With the help of his henchmen, he steals tickets for the No.9 train from the deserving dead and hoards them, while selling counterfeit tickets to rich people, and throughout the game his brutality shows he is not to be trifled with. He is known to have sprouted dozens and dozens of people, as he owns a greenhouse surrounded by a field where he stores his enemies' sprouted remains.
  • Salvador "Sal" Limones (Sal Lopez) - Salvador Limones is the head of the LSA (Lost Souls' Alliance), an underground organization that fights against Hector LeMans by all means necessary. Limones recruits Manny in order to have access inside DOD's system. He also helps Manny escape from El Marrow, when Manny sets up to look for Meche. He eventually meets his end in a suicide sprouting to save Manny from a treacherous acquaintance.
  • Domino Hurley (Patrick Dollaghan) - Domino is one Manny's fellow travel agents at the Department of Death as well as his constant adversary. At the beginning of the game, Domino and Manny have a tense professional relationship as the former is more popular and more successful at the DOD. As the game progresses, it is apparent that much of Domino's success stems from his mob ties, and eventually it is revealed that he is a high-ranking lieutenant and enforcer for Hector LeMans. He is eventually crushed to death through the spiked gears of Manny's departing ship leaving the Edge of the World.

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Production

Grim Fandango was released on CD-ROM only and was fully voiced. The game was designed by Tim Schafer, co-designer of Day of the Tentacle and creator of Full Throttle and, more recently, Psychonauts. The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... Tim Schafer (born July 26, 1967) is an American computer game designer. ... Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle (DoTT) is a graphical adventure game, originally released in 1993, and published by LucasArts. ... Full Throttle is a graphical adventure game, originally developed in-house and released on 30 April 1995 by LucasArts. ... Psychonauts is a platform game developed by Double Fine Productions, published by Majesco, and released on April 19, 2005, for the Microsoft Xbox, the Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows. ...


Grim Fandango was an attempt by LucasArts to rejuvenate the graphical adventure genre, which by 1998 was in a terminal decline.[citation needed] It was the first LucasArts adventure since Labyrinth not to use the SCUMM engine, instead using the Sith engine, pioneered by Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, as the basis of the new GrimE engine.[2] Screenshot from the game in the text-mode prologue. ... SCUMM stands for Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion and is a scripting language developed at LucasArts (known at the time as Lucasfilm Games) to ease development of the graphical adventure game Maniac Mansion. ... The Sith engine was a game engine developed by Lucasarts. ... Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (aka JK) is a first person shooter computer game released September 30, 1997, by LucasArts. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The game's music, featuring a mix of South American folk music, jazz, swing, and big band sounds, was composed by LucasArts in-house composer Peter McConnell and inspired by the likes of Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman.[citation needed] The period music further helped to support the noir setting of the game and earned Grim Fandango recognition by GameSpot as having one of the best ten game soundtracks[3] The score featured live musicians, including a mariachi band from San Francisco's Mission District, and enjoyed a limited release as a stand-alone soundtrack album.[citation needed] Peter McConnell. ... This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. ... Mariachi is a type of musical group, originally from Mexico. ... Mission Theatre on Mission Street The Mission or the Mission District is the name of a neighborhood in San Francisco, California. ...


Reactions

Grim Fandango received nearly uniformly positive reviews. GameSpot praised the game, saying "Grim Fandango thankfully avoids the obvious" and "derives its humor from its situations and characters [...] without making fun of itself, helping to create a believable world."[4] PCZone emphasized the production as a whole, "with its expert direction, costumes, characters, music and atmosphere [Grim Fandango] would actually make a superb film."[5] The review at Game-Revolution had Manny himself explaining that "as far as an artistic accomplishment goes, my adventure gets all 5 leg bones",[6] while IGN summed its review up by saying: "the bottom line is that Grim Fandango is hands down the best adventure game we've ever seen."[7] GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. ... PC Zone (founded in 1993) was the first magazine dedicated to IBM compatible computer games to be published in the United Kingdom. ... Game Revolution (formerly Game-Revolution) or GR is a gaming website created in 1996. ... For other uses, see IGN (disambiguation). ...


On the other hand, the WomenGamers review, though enjoying the "creativity of the storyline, the characters, [and] the Mexican feel of the environment", found the interface clumsy, stating that it made the reviewer feel "like I had much less control playing the game due to these restrictions",[8] a criticism also voiced, to a lesser degree, by GameSpot and IGN.


Despite its high quality, good reviews and prizes won — including GameSpot's Game of the Year Award for 1998, beating other classic games such as real-time strategy game StarCraft, first-person shooter Half-Life, and action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; Grim Fandango was viewed by many as the final nail in the coffin of adventure games. It has been often stated as a fact that the game failed commercially,[9] even though, according to LucasArts, "Grim Fandango met domestic expectations and exceeded them worldwide".[10] However, Grim Fandango failed to be a blockbuster hit unlike many previous LucasArts adventure games, thus tarnishing the image of the demand for adventure games for years to come. Proof to this is Games.net's 49 Best Sequel-Less Games, where Grim Fandango ranks 2nd. “Starcraft” redirects here. ... Half-Life For a quantity subject to exponential decay, the half-life is the time required for the quantity to fall to half of its initial value. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... Blockbuster, as applied to film or theater, denotes a very popular and/or successful production. ...


Awards

Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is a non-profit organization that promotes entertainment software, such as video and computer games, with its Interactive Achievement Awards ceremony held annually since 1998. ...

  • Game of the Year (nominated, 1999)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art/Graphics (nominated, 1999)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story Development (nominated, 1999)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound and Music (nominated, 1999)
  • Computer Adventure Game of the Year (won, 1999)

GameSpot: GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. ...

IGN: For other uses, see IGN (disambiguation). ...

GameSpy: GameSpy, also known as GameSpy Industries, is a division of IGN Entertainment, which operates a network of game Web sites and provides online video game-related services and software. ...

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Trivia

  • The walls in the lobby of the DoD Building are engraved with Hugh Ferriss' 1916 zoning ordinance massing studies, responsible for much of the Art Deco look of the city of El Morrow.
  • A reference to Grim Fandango appears in The Curse of Monkey Island, another LucasArts adventure game. A skeleton resembling Manny Calavera in a chicken shop wears a badge saying "Ask me about Grim Fandango". The event is also a throwback to the first game in the series, The Secret of Monkey Island, where a character from Loom (another adventure game released just before Monkey Island) can be found in a bar, wearing a badge that reads "Ask me about Loom". He switches from one-word answers to a long-winded sales pitch if asked about Loom.
  • Another homage can be found in Escape from Monkey Island, where one of Pegnose Pete's alternate identities is "Manuel J. Calavera".
  • Logos from the LucasArts adventures Sam & Max Hit the Road and Full Throttle can be seen in Toto Santos' tattoo parlour; the Corley Motors logo from Full Throttle also appears as a neon sign above El Marrow later in the game.
  • The music playing in the background during Terry the Seabee's arrest is a rendition of "The Internationale", the anthem of the socialist movement. Additionally, the seabees themselves are a reference to the U.S. Navy's Construction Battalions who share the same name.
  • There is a reference to the sci-fi cult novel Dune, by Frank Herbert, at the end of the 4th year. When Salvador follows through with his plan to bite down on a fake tooth, releasing a cloud of poison that will kill both him and his victim, he alludes to an almost identical event in Dune.
  • Late in the game, Manny pretends to join Johnny Thunder's musical revue. Johnny Thunder is the title of song by The Kinks, from their 1968 album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society. Johnny Thunders was also the name of the guitarist in the moderately popular proto-punk band "The New York Dolls," as well as the lead singer of the punk band "The Heartbreakers."
  • In Larry Niven's Draco Tavern short story, The Missing Mass, an alien called "Terminator Beaver" plays Grim Fandango.
  • When Manny arrives in Rubacava, the soundtrack at the port is the same as in the beginning of Monkey Island 1, to be specific : The arrival of Guybrush Threepwood in Melee Island.
  • Under the blimp in Rubacava, the musical theme is derived from the music from Lucas Arts WWII Combat Flight sim "Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe"

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See also

Before concentrating almost exclusively on Star Wars titles, LucasArts was known for their point-and-click adventure games, nearly all of which received high scoring reviews at the time of their release. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Asheville City Hall. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Celia Pearce (2003). Game Noir - A Conversation with Tim Schafer. "Game Studies". Retrieved on 2006-04-16.
  2. ^ Bret Mogilefsky, Lua in Grim Fandango: "Setting up framebuffers, loading up resources, even displaying 3D characters thanks to Jedi Knight's rendering library."
  3. ^ The Ten Best Game Soundtracks. gamespot.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-29.
  4. ^ Ron Dulin (1998). Grim Fandango for PC Review. GameSpot. Retrieved on January 25, 2006.
  5. ^ Steve Hill (2001). GRIM FANDANGO. PCZone. Retrieved on January 25, 2006.
  6. ^ Manny (1998). Dang! I Left My Heart In The Land Of The Living!. Game-Revolution. Retrieved on January 25, 2006.
  7. ^ Trent C. Ward (1998). LucasArts flexes their storytelling muscle in this near-perfect adventure game.. IGN. Retrieved on January 25, 2006.
  8. ^ Circe (1999). Grim Fandango. WomenGamers. Retrieved on January 25, 2006.
  9. ^ "Review: LucasArts' Grim Fandango (1998)", Matt Barton, Gameology.org, November 5, 2005
  10. ^ " Lucasarts ziet het licht" (Dutch), Bob Christof, Gamer.nl, May 26, 2000

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Grim Fandango is a graphical adventure computer game released by LucasArts in 1998, the title derived from a line of a mournful poem read by one of the characters in the game.
Grim Fandango was lauded by critics and adventure game fans as one of the best games in the genre and beyond (see Reactions section), but was not a commercial success.
Grim Fandango was a bold attempt by LucasArts to rejuvenate the graphical adventure genre, which by 1998 was in a terminal decline, compounded by the rise in fashionability of visually more novel and increasingly impressive games, such as first-person shooters.
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Grim Fandango has it all as the story unfolds with humour and pathos in a classic 'film noir' setting based on an Aztec belief in the departed soul's four year journey to another, and hopefully, better world.
Grim Fandango is an adventure game and when I play an adventure I like to concentrate on the puzzles, not on endlessly moving my character around as if it is an action game.
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