Monkey Island turned 25 years old earlier this week, and designer Ron Gilbert used his blog to share some truly interesting (and bizarre!) stories about the game’s development.
Bars, clubs and noisy taverns are always crucial locations in a story-driven game. They are save points, places where we can sell useless stuff from our inventory, gather information, meet a key character, or just simply get into trouble.
Fans of Secret of Monkey Island, the 1990 point-n-click adventure game, will undoubtedly remember the infamous "three trials" scene, in which protagonist Guybrush Threepwood proclaims to Mêlée Island's pirate leaders that he, too, would like to be a pirate.
The high-def remakes of Lucasarts' first two Monkey Island games are being combined in the one box and sold at retail. Included as a sweetener will be concept art, soundtracks and, best of all, material from an abortive attempt at making a Monkey Island animated movie.
Video game piracy is seen by the industry as a dire problem, so much so that many PC games these days are burdened with digital rights management (or DRM) systems. They suck. Pirate heads are way better.
Monkey Island? More like Spunky Island.
When news hit that Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer were working together again at the same studio, all thoughts seemed to shift to Monkey Island.
LucasArts has revealed a somewhat unexpected addition to the cast of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, the star of comedic adventure game series Monkey Island. Either some cloning procedure has gone horribly wrong or Guybrush really is that mighty.
Humor in video games can be a brutally serious thing.
Video gaming's best known funny men are back together again under one roof, having a "hell of a lot of fun," making jokes and, perhaps, even developing a game or two.
"Why do you think this video game is so great, Lisa?" asked Dan Schneider, executive producer at Nickelodeon.
Movies have deleted scenes, everyone knows that. But it's rare we see deleted game scenes, because they're normally just 1s and 0s, and if they're not in the final game, we don't see them. Unless we're talking Monkey Island!
Telltale Games and LucasArts have teamed up to make this year's Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19 — same day as Rosh Hashanah) memorable with a free download of Tales of Monkey Island, Episode One.