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Last week we brought you word of Thimbleweed Park, a new yet classically-styled 2D adventure game from Maniac Mansion designers Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick. At the time the duo were seeking $375,000 to fund the game's development - a goal they reached just this morning. Anticipating the possibili...

November 24th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the duo behind the classic LucasArts adventure game Maniac Mansion, have launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new point and click 2D adventure dubbed Thimbleweed Park. "Why do we want to make Thimbleweed Park? Because we miss classic adventures and all their innocen...

November 18th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Android fans need go without oddball adventure game The Cave no longer, as the game found its way to that platform late last week. The Cave costs $4.99 on the Google Play store, and arrived a few weeks after making an appearance on Ouya. The adventure game comes from The Secret of Monkey Island cr...

December 24th 2013 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Ron Gilbert's Beep Games has a new game out on iOS called Scurvy Scallywags (subtitle: In the Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty), and it's a match-three puzzle game with light RPG elements and plenty of pi...

June 7th 2013 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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Ron Gilbert's latest, Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty, launches on iOS today as a universal app for $.99. Scurvy Scallywags is a pirate-themed match-three game with RPG elements. Players explore themed islands, match symbols and collect treasure. Oh, the life of...

June 6th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Ron Gilbert is not making another Monkey Island game – we repeat, Gilbert is not making another Monkey Island game – but if he did, he has a few ideas for what it would look, feel and play like. In his latest Grumpy Gamer blog post, Gilbert lists upgrades and changes he'd want in a new...

April 16th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Ron Gilbert left Double Fine earlier this month with intentions to delve into all those games "left to be designed," but first he's working on a mobile game with Deathspank co-creator Clayton Kauzlaric. It's called Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match...

March 19th 2013 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Veteran designer and The Cave creator Ron Gilbert announced his departure from Double Fine Productions to "plot his next move" in the industry. In a post on his blog, Gilbert profusely thanked his former colleagues and studio founder Tim Schafer, saying it was a "true pleasure to work with every on...

March 12th 2013 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert will give the keynote at the upcoming PAX Australia, Penny Arcade has announced. Gilbert most recently worked on The Cave for Double Fine, and will kick off the Penny Arcade Expo's Australian branch with a "storytime" session, presumably about hi...

February 12th 2013 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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The Cave is an adventure game, obviously. It's littered with puzzles and pieces of junk destined to become the only objects in the world worth having. The cave itself is a sentient, subterranean narrator, enveloping seven different explorers in a patchwork of dream-like environments that not only p...

January 29th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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This trailer for Double Fine's The Cave introduces three more of the game's playable characters. The video teases the back-stories of The Adventurer, The Knight and The Time Traveler. The last character trailer for the game detailed The Hillbilly, The Scientist and The Monk. Both trailers show T...

December 23rd 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments