Power of Monkey Island part 3

April 23rd, 2011 by | No comments

Nightlight Productions has released part three of the radio play ‘The Power of Monkey Island‘. It’s a great listen and be sure to check out the previous installments if you haven’t heard them!

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LeChuck action figure!

April 23rd, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Check. This. Out.

It’s not official, but it looks really cool! The figure is based on MI2 artwork and it even includes a “Stan’s Previously owned vessels” sign and a little Guybrush Voodoo Doll.

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The return of the fan games

April 14th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Remember this Horizons column about fan games? If you liked that, you’ll love this news. Giocherellone has undertaken the massive task of collecting, indexing, and archiving the LucasArts fan games known to mankind. The result can be found here at Mojo; it contains many Monkey Island fan games, and best of all, it has download links so you can actually play these games, some of which had been believed to be lost forever!

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Monkey Island – RPG ?!

April 14th, 2011 by | 5 comments

Arrrrgh! I wanna be a pirate! …oh, you do too? Well, now we both can!

Okay, okay, so it’s not Monkey Island… but it’s got pirates, guns, swords AND Voodoo Dolls! The game is called Risen 2: Dark Waters. For those who don’t know what this is all about, here’s a quick definition of this genre:

A role-playing game (RPG) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. In most modern RPGs, the player can complete quests in order to gain experience points which can be spent on upgrading the character’s stats (such as strength, dexterity, mana etc).

Now add pirates to the recipe and you’ve got yourself a Guybrush wannabe. Oh, what’s that? You’ll believe it when you see it? …fine by me! (take note, the trailer may be a bit violent).

Continue reading if you want to find out more! (pics of artwork and actual gameplay screenshots included)

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Confirmed: No ToMI 2

February 18th, 2011 by | 6 comments

The last three games TellTale announced are:

King’s Quest: Not a port of the original, this will be an entire reboot of the franchise. Expect more details at E3 in June.

Puzzle Agent 2: Last summer Puzzle Agent, a bizarre take on the Professor Layton formula, was released on PC and iOS platforms (it’ll make its way to the PlayStation Network this spring). The sequel, Puzzle Agent 2, is coming this summer to all the same platforms. It again stars Agent Tethers and takes place in the snowy Midwest.

More Hector: Badge of Carnage: The first episode of Hector, a mature, gritty point-and-click adventure, was released independently by developer Straandlooper on the iPhone last summer (IGN gave it an 8.5). Telltale is partnering with Straandlooper to first bring Episode 1 to iPad, PC, and Mac this spring. Two more Episodes will be released later this year.

I’m really sorry for this. But hey, maybe the puzzles will be better than those in BTTF, who knows?

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Tales of Monkey Island 2 – Not so soon

February 18th, 2011 by | 3 comments

Relax, this is still just speculation… but (and there’s a big BUT here), based on recent announcements, the second season of Tales of Monkey Island may not be just around the corner.

TellTale just announced that they will be working on two new game series. The TellTale staff will make a brand new season based on the comic-book series Fables, and they just signed an exclusive worldwide agreement to develop and publish videogames based on the AMC cable network’s zombie hit “The Walking Dead.”

Moreover, the new Jurassic Park trailer states that, after Back to the Future, the immediate focus will shift towards dinosaurs in April 2011.

So you tell us… when would they have time for a new Monkey Island? TellTale still has three more announcements to make regarding the other 3 secret projects they are working on. What do you think? Will we see Guybrush again or not?

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Monkey Island gets remixed

February 10th, 2011 by | 3 comments

There’s a new album out, and it’s free! Heroes vs. Villains is a collaboration project between The Bad Dudes and OverClocked ReMix. Among the 20 tracks are two excellent Monkey Island remixes: Pirate Shout and Voodoo, Roots ‘n Grog. Be sure to give them a listen! (Thanks to MKZY for bringing this to our attention on LucasForums.)

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ToMI hits 86 on Metacritic!

February 10th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Tales of Monkey Island, TellTale Games’ best selling series up to date, has been given a score of 86 points out of 100 on Metacritic! What does that mean? It means that our beloved game makers scored first place in the “Mid-Size Publishers” category, with an average score of 78.4!

“With our 14 scored releases last year including the full season of Tales of Monkey Island on the PlayStation 3 which earned an 86 Metascore, Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Episode 2: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak for PC and Mac which earned an 83 Metascore, and Back to the Future – Episode 1: It’s About Time for PC and Mac which earned a 75 Metascore, we really nailed it in each of the seasons we released last year”TellTale Games Blog.

Does the world need any more proof that ToMI Season 2 is a MUST? In 6 days, TellTale will announce five more series (yes, it is not a spelling error) that will be in production. Let’s hope that ToMI2 is on that list and that they will make it sooner than 2012. I mean, let’s play it safe, who would want to risk launching the next Monkey Island game during the Apocalypse or…whatever we call it nowadays?

“Metascores are great and all, but what really matters to us is that the fans of the characters, worlds, and stories we put together, love what we have to offer. We will continue to work hard to delight you folks with the stuff you keep coming back to Telltale for!”TellTale Games Blog.

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Interesting Picture

February 8th, 2011 by | 4 comments

I just wanted to show you guys this. It’s something you don’t see every day and it would be so awesome to try and play all five games simultaneously! Quite the experience. 😀

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Something of the Thread: Play or movie?

September 26th, 2010 by | No comments

Remember the Monkey Island play? Of course you do. Well, now Chris Heady, the man behind it, has returned. Not content with just one adaptation of the Monkey Island games, he wants to make another… but of what kind? That’s where you come in. You can use the YouTube video below to vote for your choice: should there be another fan-made Monkey Island play, or would you prefer seeing our favourite game series adapted into a movie?

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