Now that Disney won’t be making games in-house, it’s time for some classic IPs to return to their original creators.
Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator wants to buy IPs from Disney
With the recent news that Disney will no longer be publishing video games, and will instead be relying on licensing IPs, Ron Gilbert, creator of classic adventure series such as Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, has expressed interest in acquiring the rights to these games.
Gilbert, who’s currently working on Thimbleweed Park, an adventure game in the vein of his 90s Lucas Arts work, tweeted that he’s willing to pay Disney for the rights.
Dear @Disney, now that you're not making games, please sell me my Monkey Island and Mansion Mansion IP. I'll pay real actual money for them.
— Ron Gilbert (@grumpygamer) May 23, 2016
You’ll notice he misspelled “Maniac Mansion” in the tweet, and later joked about not being able to proof read his tweets.
Disney is notorious for hoarding IPs, and will likely agree to license these to him, rather than selling them outright.