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Monkey Island creator farewells Double Fine

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 04:31 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Secret of Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert has left Double Fine.

Gilbert announced his departure on his blog.

“Now that The Cave is done and unleashed on an unsuspecting world, it’s time for me to move on from Double Fine and plot my next move. So many games left to be designed,” he said.

“I want to thank all the amazing people at Double Fine for all their hard work on The Cave. It was a true pleasure to work with every one of them over the past two years. So much fun. I will miss them all. And of course to Tim for creating the opportunity to come there and make The Cave.”

Gilbert’s departure is not much of a surprise; when he joined the studio in September 2010, he and Double Fine boss Tim Schafer both seemed to look on the arrangement as a formalisation of a pre-existing agreement supporting The Cave’s development, rather than a permanent position.

We look forward to seeing what the LucasArts veteran does in the future, but right now, he and Clayton Kauzlaric are working on an iOS side project, Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match-3 Pirate RPG.

Thanks, Johnny.

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13 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Australian English is very strange…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    @1 *sigh* if there’s a typo please just point it out instead of being snarky

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Telepathic.Geometry

    It’s in the title, maybe “says farewell” would be better?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s not a typo, but I’ve just learned that Australians use the word ‘farewell’ as a verb.

    Which is strange, because the rest of the English speaking world doesn’t.

    (Apart from New Zealand…)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Brenna Hillier

    We sure do:

    http://www.news.com.au/world-news/venezuela-to-embalm-hugo-chavez-like-ho-chi-minh-lenin-and-mao/story-fndir2ev-1226593357944

    http://www.theage.com.au/national/town-farewells-firefighter-20130225-2f24e.html

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/tribe-farewells-champion-child-of-labor/story-fn59niix-1226591100576

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dragon246

    @brenna,
    So Australians follow British or American English? Or Australian English has developed into a separate entity?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Brenna Hillier

    @6 it is its own thing, officially, but in the main it follows UK rules. We strongly support extraneous “U”s, for example. The VG247 policy is every writer follows the rules of their own territory, by the way, so that’s why if we’re all updating an article you’ll sometimes see mentions of “color” and “colour” side by side.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dragon246

    @Brenna,
    Happy to hear that :) I was feeling a bit out of place seeing everytime I typed colour, it showed (it still shows) a red underline saying its wrong.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ If you use Firefox, you can install another spellchecker/language pack by right clicking on any text box and clicking on ‘languages’.

    So basically, you can change it to British English, rather than US English, if that’s what you use.

    I’m not sure about other browsers…

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Brenna Hillier

    Pfff, fascist spellcheckers. WE DO WHAT WE WANT

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dragon246

    @GHZ,
    I use FireFox (WHO NEEDS CHROME!). Its just didn’t bother me as much to check out the options. Doing that now. Thanks.

    @Brenna,
    Right. “Colour” till I die!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Telepathic.Geometry

    I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve raged at Windows Word for refusing to accept my desire to write in European English. FUCK YOU Windows!!! …sorry.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    Can we talk about the importance of the topic? I think it’s rather interesting and I would’ve never seen it coming.

    #13 2 years ago

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    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]