Something of the Thread: Concept art

October 17th, 2010 by | No comments

The forums have been abuzz with activity this past week, so let’s dive right in.

  • HaydenWCE asks what interface you prefer: the classic verbs of the first two Monkey Island games, the coin in Curse, the keyboard interface from Escape, or the one-click interface in Tales?
  • Noteworthy is the discovery of several pieces of concept art from the Monkey Island movie, previously thought to be lost. Take a look at this thread to see them.
  • We’re also celebrating the 13th anniversary of the World of Monkey Island in a few days… a great opportunity to stop by the forums and say hi!

That’s it for this week. Keep up the good posting work, and your thread might show up in the next issue of Something of the Thread!

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We like apples; Apple likes us

May 4th, 2010 by | No comments

In an alternate universe, there are billions of gamers slaving away at their computers, which all have a mysterious apple engraved on it. In our own universe, there are not nearly as many Mac gamers, but it’s still a hefty number.

As evidenced by the Apple Games site, they can also play Monkey Island games on their Apple computers, and since The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition has recently been added to the plethora of Mac games already out there, Apple decided to celebrate it with this article. Of special note is the last section, ‘Of Doom and Rubber Chickens’, in which such quality web sites as The World of Monkey Island, the Monkey Island Wiki, and this blog are mentioned.

That alone merits a read of the article. And if you are in possession of a Mac that is equipped with an Intel processor, you owe it to yourself to get this game from Aspyr (as well as Tales of Monkey Island for the Mac).

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Posted in Blog news, Monkey Island wiki, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, World of Monkey Island

Treasure Huntin’ with us and Telltale!

August 14th, 2009 by | 12 comments

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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!

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Posted in Blog news, Monkey Island community, Monkey Island wiki, Tales of Monkey Island, Telltale Games, World of Monkey Island

Discuss Tales of Monkey Island

June 2nd, 2009 by | 2 comments

The World of Monkey Island forums have always been a great place to discuss everything about Monkey Island and to share your thoughts and feelings. Now they have added a sub-forum for ‘Tales of Monkey Island‘ so head over there and spill your guts!

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