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.