Gilbert – idea for The Cave pre-dates Manic Mansion

Wednesday, 27th June 2012 13:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ron Gilbert has told The Guardian his latest adventure game The Cave is one he’s been wanting to make for the last 25 years.

“It really pre-dates Maniac Mansion in a lot of ways,” he said, “It goes back to when I first started playing adventure games; I loved the original Adventure and Colossal Cave, which I played on a college mainframe computer.

“Over the years this idea has percolated in my head every so often, then it goes away and I do other things. A couple of years ago, I was hanging out with Tim Schafer, we were talking about game designs, which is pretty much all we talk about, and I brought up this idea of a talking cave. He said, that’s a great idea you should come to DoubleFine and lets make that. So here we are!”

Gilbert also goes on to discuss the game at length, and while most of what he details has been printed before, a refresher is always welcome.

The Cave will release on PC and consoles in early 2013.



  1. StolenGlory

    “Ton Gilbert” :D

    #1 3 years ago
  2. The_Red

    There is a “Ton” of mister Gilbert here :)
    But seriously, The Cave was one of the best downloadable games at E3, with our without knowing the legacy behind its creators. The very idea of a talking cave from the minds of madmen at DoubleFine is beyond intriguing.

    #2 3 years ago

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