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Grim Fandango
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First release 1998
Also known as Grim, GF
Developed by LucasArts
Published by LucasArts
Distributed by (unknown)
Platforms Windows
Resolution (unknown)
Engine Residual
with latest nightly
Available for

Grim Fandango was the first LucasArts adventure game to not use the SCUMM scripting language. Instead, it used an engine called GrimE (Grim Engine), which was based upon the Lua open source scripting language. The game follows Manny Calavera, a grim reaper for the Department of Death in the Land of the Dead. He learns that the system he works for is corrupt, after a woman who led a great life, Mercedes (Meche) Colomar, doesn't get to go straight to the seventh level of the afterlife, the land of eternal rest. Manny must take a four year journey to find out who's behind the corruption, find Meche, and earn himself a place in the land of eternal rest.

Current status in Residual

Grim Fandango 1.01 is currently WIP in Residual, the entire game should work as of this writing, but there are still quite a few issues.

There are also a few things that aren't implemented at all, or doesn't work right yet:

  • Fullscreen mode
  • Lighting

If you want to complete the game you need to install the patch released from LucasArts which fixes a bug on fast computers (fast for those years, so any computer now). See Grim Fandango Patch for further details.

Debug mode

Grim Fandango supports a special mode to ease testing and debug. See Grim Fandango Debug Mode for more information.

External links

Wikipedia article on Grim Fandango


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