The International House of Mojo is holding its annual reader polls, quizzing readers about the best of 2009. One of the categories in which you can vote is Best Active Hosted Site, and the site you’re currently staring at is in the lead! You can cast your vote in this thread, where you can also vote for other sites, like our sister site, the Monkey Island wiki. So go vote, it’s your civic duty!
This contest has ended.
Want to win a ‘Tales of Monkey Island’ poster signed by Steve Purcell? Here’s your chance! If you have played chapter 3, Lair of the Leviathan, of ‘Tales of Monkey Island‘ you have come across a photo of the lovely Sister Agnes. The men want her and the women want to be her. Her looks are unique yet we will try to replicate the visual wonder that is Sister Agnes with this contest. We invite you to dress up, put on your best Sister Agnes face, snap a photo of it, and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the contest has ended the staff here at talesofmi.net will choose the best photo and the winner will receive a ‘Tales of Monkey Island‘ poster signed by Steve Purcell. The second and third place will each receive a full season of ‘Tales of Monkey Island‘! If you already bought the full season you can always give it to a friend so they too can experience how awesome Monkey Island is!
All these prizes are kindly donated by Telltale so remember to thank them in your next Oscar speech, when you’re on Oprah, as you call a friend on ‘Who Wants to be A Millionaire?’, in the comments, on their forums, or just send them a kind thought and buy their games
There are some rules (aren’t there always?):
1. Image must be of reasonable quality and at least 300*300 pixels in size.
2. Image must be in jpg, gif, or png format.
3. No editing is allowed. You cannot edit the image with Photoshop or any other photo editing software. However, cropping of the image is allowed.
4. By entering this contest you agree that your image may be displayed publicly on the Internet.
5. Only one(1) entry per person.
Send your photo along with your real name and nickname (what you want to appear next to your photo) to email@example.com. The deadline for entries is Monday 19th October 23.59 CET / 14.59 PM PDT. After the winners are selected all entered photos will be available for all to see in a public gallery so the world can envy the creativity of the Monkey Island fans. Click here for the photo of Sister Agnes and don’t hurt yourself trying to do the crossed eyes, a great costume and details can put you in the winning chair as well
We look forwards to lots of graceful mugshots of Sister Agnes
The creative minds from the TellTale Games forums have joined forces once more to bring you this nice little Monkey Island tribute, on Talk Like a Pirate Day! What are you waiting for?! Press PLAY!
UPDATE: If you want the intro animation from “I Wonder What Happens IV”, go here. We’ll upload the song too soon enough…
UPDATE 2: Here’s the song in mp3 format! Get it here, matey! Thanks for hosting, Majus.
Remember the Treasure Hunt feature Telltale launched? Now it’s time to find the next map and we have the honor of hiding it from you! The map piece is hidden somewhere on all sites of the WMI family, which includes this very blog, World of Monkey Island, and the Monkey Island wiki.
None of them are particular obvious, but I know us adventure fans like a good challenge so I’ve hidden them well, but you only need to find one of the maps, so if you can’t locate it one of the sites, try on one of the other sites.
The prize? I won’t tell you, but in the words of Telltale ‘It’s got fun content for the series‘. So start huntin’!
If you find the map and click it, don’t worry if you can’t see it on your treasure page right away. You might have to scroll to the right a few times with the little red arrow to see it. It will of course also be in the game when you fire up chapter 1 and start scouring the jungle of Flotsam Island.
Want some hints? Really? You disappoint me! Alright, here are some subtle hints where to find the map:
On this here blog you’ll find it with the source of much rejoicing.
On World of Monkey Island it hides below three pirates.
On the Monkey Island wiki it can be found in the place where you meet them all.
See, it’s almost too easy now. Good luck!
P.S. Even if you find the map on one of the sites, try finding them on the other sites as well for the fun of it and the feeling of achievement. Of course, there is also the added bonus of getting to show off to everyone else!
Did you ever had a question that was waaay to silly to post on a forum, or even on your blog? Afraid of answers you might not find appeasing? Searching for the truth and- well, you get the idea.
Our specialist, Doktor Kauff von Diefendorf, has kindly agreed to answer your Monkey Island related questions. Let your curiosity free and write any little things that’s stuck in the back of your brain! Just post it in the comments of this article.
Until you find a good question to challenge the doctor, watch the first episode of the new series, brought to you by the great grog swilling pirates from the Tales of Monkey Island Blog!
The TTG forums hosted a Monkey Island Photoshop thread where a lot of brave and talented pirates tried out their skills in the unofficial contest. The best entries received awards (of which we don’t know anything yet, but surely TellTale has something good in their goodies bag).
As you will see, our talented painter/photoshoper/artist Haggis has won the “Dashing!” award! Let’s all congratulate him and insist on telling us what he got as a prize. Way to go, matey!
The ‘Game Designer for a Day‘ contest that Telltale Games was holding, has unexpectedly ended, after just three weeks (of course that couldn’t have anything to do with the millions of brilliant entries). Sarcasm aside, there were some gems buried in there, and you can take a look at the winners here. Talesofmi.net staff member SilverWolfPet has even managed to get his entry for week 3 picked by the Telltale crew! Surely, that’s a testament to how this site is simply oozing creativity.
All the cool kids are using Twitter these days and we wanna be one of the cool kids, so now you can follow us on Twitter! Whenever we update the blog with a new post you’ll be notified on Twitter. It couldn’t be easier! Click it…now!
It has recently come to our attention that people are not receiving an email with their password when they sign up for an account to post comments. We are investigating the problem with Haggis knee-deep in exotic animals, rubber chickens with a pulley in the middle, and wooden legs out in the Brazilian jungle. We have no idea what he is doing out there, but playing cup-scout obviously won’t fix the problem, so while Haggis is having a vacation on our dime we have other guys working on the problem. Currently we have no estimate as to when it will be resolved, so until then everyone can make comments. We’ll let you as soon as the problem is fixed.
It does not require an account or to be logged in to post comments.
We’re looking for additional people to join the staff here at talesofmi.net. If you have a strong interest in Telltale Games’ ‘Tales of Monkey Island’, Monkey Island in general and a desire to post news, thoughts, and ideas for the community to read then you might be who we’re seeking. We’re looking for news updaters and people who have ideas and interest in doing a daily, weekly, or monthly column(s) about different aspects of the Monkey Island universe. This is unpaid work so (like the current staff) your motivation to work on this blog has to be driven by your love for Monkey Island and your desire to be an active part of a Monkey Island blog.
* Time. You have to be able to devote at least 30 minutes to an hour a day searching the Internet and posting any relevant Monkey Island news you may find. You need to devote more time of course if you’re writing a column.
* Excellent written English skills
* Able to edit images in a program such as Photoshop or (shudders) Paint.
* A genuine desire to write about Monkey Island for an extended period of time.
If you’re interested then throw me a mail at talesofmi(a)gmail.com with a little info about yourself and why you wish to join this blog. If you’re interested in writing a column then please include an idea for one as well and perhaps a sample. Bribes in the form of bananas will be unofficially accepted