Horizons: Stalking Ron Gilbert

October 10th, 2011 by | No comments

No, I’m not talking about camping out in his yard or hiding all night in the bushes with a thermos filled with hot soup hoping to catch an elusive glimpse of Ron Gilbert only to find yourself disappointed after an uneventful 12 hours followed by a desperate rummage through his trash salvaging only half of a used q-tip and a discarded slice of pizza that hopefully hides some precious saliva but otherwise has lost all taste and is no longer the feast of flavors it once was.

No, I’m talking about following Ron Gilbert on various modern (and hip) social medias. That includes his Twitter account and his Google+ profile where he posts about things such as a Monkey Island themed Monopoly game, hi-res backgrounds of old LucasArts adventure games, his current projects, and stuff around the Internet he finds interesting.


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Something of the Thread: Best music

May 29th, 2011 by | No comments

HaydenWCE wants to know something (what else is new? :)). This time the question he asks is this: Which Monkey Island game has the best soundtrack? So go ahead and listen to them again to jog your memory, then speak your mind in the forums. Meanwhile, SilverWolfPet has an update on the fan letter to LucasArts, which now has 32 contributions.

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Polly: What is LucasArts up to?

April 18th, 2011 by | 7 comments

As evidenced here LucasArts might have a surprise in store for Monkey Island fans.  Be sure to check it out and then come back here to vote on what you think it might be.

Polly: What is LucasArts up to?

  • A special edition of 'Curse of Monkey Island' (27%, 35 Votes)
  • A new Monkey Island game (33%, 43 Votes)
  • Something else (19%, 25 Votes)
  • Nothing, the post was referring to the MI1/MI2 special editions (22%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 132

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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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Polly: Did the episodic approach work for TMI?

March 14th, 2011 by | 2 comments

55% agreed that Telltale should be in charge of the next Monkey Island game while LucasArts came second with 27%.

Continuing in that direction, did the episodic approach work for ‘Tales of Monkey Island’? Did you like a bit of MI each month or would you prefer one big game?

Polly: Did the episodic approach work for TMI?

  • Yes, I liked it being spread over five months (64%, 54 Votes)
  • No, I would prefer one big game (36%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 84

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Polly: Who should make the next MI game?

March 7th, 2011 by | 6 comments

35% have played CMI 4-6 times while 13% have played it more than 20 times!

The chance for a new MI game anytime soon is looking a little grim right now as Telltale did not announce another season of TMI and they seem to have enough to work on for 2-3 years. LucasArts abandoned adventure games long ago and while Darrell Rodriguez got some things moving, like a special edition of MI1 & MI2 and some classic adventures available on Steam, his departure from LucasArts has once again left the company to ignoring adventure games. Let’s put all that aside though for this week’s poll as we ask you who you would like to make the next Monkey Island game if it were up to you.

Polly: Who should make the next MI game?

  • LucasArts (27%, 29 Votes)
  • Telltale (55%, 59 Votes)
  • Double Fine (11%, 12 Votes)
  • Autumn Moon (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Someone else (1%, 1 Votes)
  • No one. Let Monkey Island rest. (4%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 107

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Something of the Thread: Dear LucasArts…

March 6th, 2011 by | No comments

This week in Something of the Thread, I want to draw your attention to a letter to LucasArts that you can help write, asking them to make a new Monkey Island game, or to hand the rights to Telltale. The action started on the Telltale forums, and has now spread to our forums, thanks to SilverWolfPet. Additionally, angeldeb82 has made a game script for the first Tales chapter, and you can talk about the best bits in Escape from Monkey Island, or about the Monkey Island universe as a whole.

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