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31, 1999 - Happy New
Monkey Island hits
On GameSpot UK´s Top
100 Games of the Millennium, the Monkey
Island games was number 57.
Adventure Gamer´s article called "Evan
Dickens' Top 20 Adventure Games of All Time", Monkey
Island was at a disappointing 3rd
place, beaten by Kings Quest VI CD at 2nd place, and Day
of the tentacle CD at 1rst place. MI2 and MI3 was not on the
list. I must admit, I expected MI to be ranked higher and certainly
not lower Than KQ VI and DOTT.
Many people feel the same way I do, as the voting for MI1
showed that 48.8 % wanted it to be at a higher rating, 28.6 %
wanted it to be at the same spot, and 19.7 % thought it should
With the DOTT voting 66.6 % wanted it to be at a lower rating,
and 33.3 % wanted the same rating.
24, 1999 - Merry
|First I want to
wish you all a merry Christmas!
Adventure Gamer is
running an article called "Evan
Dickens' Top 20 Adventure Games of All Time". A new
game is revealed every day until the 31st. The list already includes
games such as Under a killing moon, Grim Fandango, and Myst.
I suspect one or more of the MI games will make the list also.
The SCUMM Revisited
website has made another redesign of its layout and I must
say, the new one looks great.
MrMutton has made a level for
Quake that is the Scumm Bar from MI1. Go to Adventure
Gamer to read more and to download the level.
15, 1999 - Another
Monkey Island 4 rumor
spotted folder www.lucasarts.com/products/monkey4/
that quickly disappeared again? Well, the LucasArts
website has another secret. On the International
House of Mojo's posting board, Matt
Shaw posted this message:
"I think I have finally
found some evidence of MI4.
Visit the lucasarts website at: http://chen.lucasarts.com.
As you will see, http://chen.lucasarts.com doesn't exist(...)
But visit http://monkey4.lucasarts.com,
and the sub-domain will redirect you to:
Why would LucasArts create a sub-domain like this?(...) Well I
think LucasArts have a small X-Mas present for all of us which
they were planning to reveal soon, very soon..."
Try it out, it works!
Is this the final evidence we need? Why would LucasArts create
the sub-domain and folder for MI4 if it is not coming.......?
House of Mojo & Adventuregamer
14, 1999 - More
sections have reopened
have reopened. Among them are "Fan
creations" and with it comes new fan
art and a new novel
by Captain Spaz!
Go check it all out.
/ Clubs" section, the "Credits",
and the "News archive"
are also back up!
5, 1999 - Monkey
Island 4 again
|Yes, yet another
rumor has surfaced. This time it was posted on the Scumm
Bar's posting board by Remi
O. He discovered that on www.lucasarts.com,
an empty folder named www.lucasarts.com/products/monkey4/
Of course the folder has disappeared again, luckily Remi
O took s screenshot of the folder.
Was LucasArts preparing a spotlight for Monkey Island 4 and
why did the folder disappear again? How many more rumors and
strange sightings do we need before we can conclude that MI4
Anyway you can check out the screenshot here,
or read the posted message here.
The page for SCUMM
Revisited has moved and got a new layout. It also has some
new features and some pages has been updated with more info.
So check it out on the new address.
2, 1999 - Barbery
|It has been
confirmed that the Barbery coast is in Indiana Jones and the
infernal machine. The
Scumm Bar had these screenshots as proofs.
23, 1999 - Even more
|As promised I have
looked into the latest MI4 rumor. (Read the news post from
November 22 if you don't know what I'm talking about).
I contacted www.ttmedia.dk
and quickly got a response back.
This is the entire translated response:
get this sealed off once and for all. During our visit
LucasArts mentioned that Monkey Island 4 was on the drawing
board - nothing else. No release date, no screenshots, no
drawings - nothing! It was in every intention a dropped
remark, more than an announcement - but since we know that
many readers (such as ourselves) are big fans of the Monkey
Island games, we of course wanted to pass on the good news.
This lead to a horde of letters from wondering readers -
especially when the game could be found on our release date
list, with a release date next summer (As it can easily be
imagined, dates are more and more doubtful, the further in the
future the are, so that it should be June 2000 should
therefore be taken with a grain of salt).
To avoid more confusing we have therefore chosen to remove MI4
from the release date list, despite LucasArts' quite clear
statement - which were, as mentioned, not official.
So that's why they
removed MI4 from the release list, to avoid any more confusion
since LucasArts will not confirm anything.
Ever wanted to see
Guybrush in 3D? Then download the Indiana
Jones and the infernal machine demo or buy the game,
because if you press F10 and write "makemeapirate"
Indy turns into Guybrush! See image below.
Also rumors has it that the final level of Indiana Jones and
the infernal machine you are able to gain access to the
Barbery Coast in 3D! This has not yet been confirmed. Maybe
it's a preview of MI4, or just a joke from LucasArts
to tease us even more :)
The Scumm Bar
22, 1999 - More on
|In the last few
days several sites have reported sightings of a Monkey Island
4 release date. This Danish site: www.ttmedia.dk
has a "Udgivelsesliste" (Release date list) which,
until a few days ago, had Monkey Island 4 to be released in
June 2000, but now MI4 has mysteriously disappeared from the
This site www.ttmedia.dk
is behind the Danish magazine PC Player, which, a few weeks
ago, reported that MI4 was in production. You might remember
having seen it on this page. Maximar from Adventure
Gamer and yours truly dug a little deeper into the matter.
The result was that LucasArts denied everything, but PC Player
was certain that they have been told of a MI4.
Is this new sighting somehow connected with the old sighting
of MI4? After all, both things are from the same source.
I will look into the matter and soon have more information,
check back for updates on MI4.
Mary Kay Bergman, the actress
who did the voice of Minnie the ghost in CMI has passed away.
She has also worked on several other movies, TV series and
games. Check out IMDB
for a full list of her work and also check her site at www.wackyvoices.com
Mary Kay Bergman lived to be 38 years.
Mary Kay Bergman 1961 - 1999
The Scumm Bar
has a survey
you can fill out! Is quite interesting to fill out and deals a
lot with their homepage....
One of the questions are:
type of LucasArts products are you most interested in?
Graphic Adventures (e.g. Monkey Island games, Grim Fandango,
So go and vote for more adventures! The survey will be up
until December 3rd, so hurry, this is your chance to get a
little influence at LucasArts.
12, 1999 -
"interviews" section is now up! With all the best
interviews on the net.
You can now buy CMI and Grim Fandango for the low price of $29.95
at the LucasArts company
store. The offer is named "Deal
of the Year 1999". A good buy if you don't have
any of the games :) (Remember the LucasArts company store only
ships to the US and Canada).
The Scumm Bar
5, 1999 -
section is now up. I removed the old walkthroughs, because
they were filled with errors and bad written. The new
walkthroughs will be written by myself :) The section opens
with a brand new walkthrough for The
Secret of Monkey Island.
was nice enough to tell me that there was something wrong with
the comic. I had accidentally
uploaded some disturbed pictures, so the quality was really
poor, but that has been fixed now and the real pictures are up
SCUMM Revisited site has been updated with a lot of
information about the upcoming 3.00 version. Check it out.
Dragt, maker of the comic,
has opened her site with the first page of her new comic, The
Cat. The Cat has nothing to do with Monkey Island, but
it's very good and worth a look, and it has pirates :)
25, 1999 - Downloads
promised the downloads
are now up!
All the old CMI mp3s has been removed. I'm starting from scratch,
because I want the mp3s to have the best quality and sound
I have started by adding two new CMI mp3s,
ripped by yours truly. I will continue to frequently add new
mp3s to the section.
Also, a zip file with four new CMI themes
have been added.
Some people have asked why I don't use a background picture
for the new site. It's because I wanted to try with white as
the background, it allows me to have more different colors on
text and pictures. A background sometimes "hide"
things. I may add a background at a later time.
Also, some have asked me why I have removed the background
music, they miss it because it creates a nice Monkey Island
I removed it because, when I had the old site, people often
emailed me and asked me to remove the music, because it was
annoying if they were listening to their own music. I will
though, at a later time, add some kind of "jukebox"
where you will be able to chose different songs to play. That
solves both problems :)
20, 1999 - Grand opening!
|Welcome to the new
and improved "The World of Monkey Island"!
Today is the second birthday of my page and I'm celebrating
this by opening at my new address with a new layout.
I'm now hosted by Adventure
Gamer, so my new address is http://mi.adventuregamer.com
My old address and the shortcut will still work, but will
get you to my old site. Please update your bookmarks and links
with this new address.
The hosting has a lot of advantages, for instance I now have
more space, so the mp3's will never be down again, and I now
finally have a message
Back to the new layout, the frames are gone, except on the hints
page. It still have frames, because it makes searching for
Unfortunately I have had a limited amount of time lately, so I
have not been able to finish all the sections for today. The
sections with a little red star like this: *
are the sections, which are not up yet, but don't worry, I'm
working hard on getting them ready and more sections will be
added in the following days and weeks, so keep checking back
for updates. The next section to open will be the download
section, with new stuff, such as new MP3's.
If you take a look at the content bar to the left, you'll see
a lot of new sections, which were not at the old site. Among
them are "Articles",
which will frequently have a new article with different
topics. At the top of the right column, you can also see the
name of the latest article. The first one is entitled "Will
we ever see MI4?" and deals with the concern for the development
of a possible Monkey Island 4.
Another new section is the "Message
forum". People have been asking for a message forum
for a long time and with the move to Adventure
Gamer, it is finally possible. So go visit the forum
and share your Monkey Island thoughts and opinions.
I also have a banner now, check it out here.
That's it for now. I hope you like the new layout and the new
sections, feel free to send
me any comments you might have and remember to check back
frequently in the following days and weeks for all the new
13th October 1999
rumor may not be true.
After Maximar, from Adventuregamer,
heard the rumor, he contacted Simon Jeffery to get the news
confirmed. Unfortunately his answer was not what we had hoped.
Here is what he said:
No - I did not say that Monkey Island
4 is in Development!
I did say that LucasArts is looking to do more than just Star
Wars games in the next couple of years, and when I was asked
directly about it, I said that at some point in the future, we
MAY look at doing another Monkey Island game sometime if
sufficient demand was there.
I could not understand this, so I contacted the Danish
journalist, who had written the article, and asked him what
exactly Mr. Jeffery had said, here is what the journalist
I can only regret not having a tape
recorder with me, because Mr. Jeffery's words are
printed clearly in my mind. He came in and started the
with a little speech of about five minutes, when a... Italic,
I think...journalist asked
him, if we could expect another chapter in the series.
Unfortunately I can't remember his exact choice of words, but
his answer seemed very confirming. Furthermore people spoke
losely about the game, when I, for another reason, visited
Anyway, you must believe me when I say that I has not been my
intention to "produce"
news. Of course it is possible that my choice of words in the
article, is a little
different then what Mr. Jeffery said, but I still wonder,
because a whole bunch of us
journalists talked about it after the meeting....
So, who should we believe? Simon
Jeffery from LucasArts or a whole bunch of journalists, who
all have heard the same thing. Right now it's their word
against Simon Jeffery. I guess we will have to
11th October 1999
Island 4 - more proof!
Nielsen informed me that this month issue of the Danish
gaming magazine, PC Player, has an article about Activisions
annual Activate-arrangement in Edinburgh. It mentions LucasArts
and Monkey Island 4!. Here is the translated part:
Simon Jeffery, from LucasArts, told me about a couple of the
company's other plans, and I can with great joy report that
they are working on a new chapter in the Monkey
Does this really mean MI4 is in production?
Most likely, Danish gaming magazines rarely report false
information, which means I believe this statement. Keep
checking back for updates on this piece of information.
9th September 1999
intro music (And the story of the ugly pop-up window)
The latest version of SCUMMRev
allows you to rip the music from the CMI intro! (And any other
cut-scene in CMI).
Hurry over to the SCUMMRev
homepage for more info and to download the program.
The story of the ugly pop-up window:
Those of you who use the shortcut address to my site
have probably noticed that an ugly pop-up window has appeared.
To have a free shortcut it used to be enough to have their
button on your page, but that is no longer enough.
www.come.to is expanding and
now you have to choose between a pop-up window, a delay page,
or a big fat banner on your page. I chose the pop-up window :)
But don't worry, it's only temporary, I have a solution to the
problem, so the pop-up window will soon be gone.
Skyfox (owner of The
Scumm Bar) found a lecture by Bill Tiller entitled
"How to Draw Monkeys the LucasArts
Way: An Analysis of the Funny pictures in the Curse of Monkey
Island", when he was browsing the "Game
Developer Conference website"
Bill Tiller was the lead background artist on CMI and decided
how all the locations in CMI should appear.
It is very interesting reading. Skyfox has converted the .DOC
file into HTML for easy viewing, so go read it here.
22nd August 1999
Gilbert and Dominic Armato chat!
Ron Gilbert (creator of the
Monkey Island 1 & 2) visited the Monkey Island chat
channel, #monkey-island, on IRC last night and answered
all of our questions. Dominic Armato (voice of Guybrush) was
also there, which made the chat perfect.
We got a lot of interesting answers, as this, when I asked if
the secret could actually be found in the game:
<Ron-G> Yes, if you really
look at what's going on, you might be able to come close.
<Ron-G> There are a lot of jokes, that aren't really
<Ron-G> The problem with the Secret of Monkey Island...
<Ron-G> is that it's built up sich a mystic, that when I
finally do reviel it, you're all going to go "That was
Read a cleaned-up version of the chat here.
4th August 1999
Gilbert talks about the MI2 ending.
Scumm Bar has posted this comment from Ron Gilbert about
the MI2 ending:
In the September issue of the British magazine Arcade,
Ron Gilbert had a few words to say concerning his MI3:
Island 2 was praised as bigger, better and funnier than its
prequel, but the hackneyed ending was criticized by some.
“Monkey Island 2 was one big set-up for Monkey Island 3,”
admits Ron, “so it was supposed to leave you hanging and a
little confused – much like The Empire Strikes back in the
Star Wars trilogy.” This planned was ruined when Ron left
LucasArts, leaving the third game – The Curse of Monkey
Island- to be written and developed by others. “My story for
Monkey Island 3 is still sitting in my head,” says Ron,
I’ve never told it to anyone.”
I would like to hear Ron Gilbert's idea for
MI3. I think it has a better connection to MI2, and it would
be fun to know what he had planned.
Gamer posted this rumor about a possible Maniac Mansion 3
and maybe Monkey Island 4:
According to our unofficial sources,
Maniac Mansion 3 will be LucasArts' next adventure game
(perhaps along with another project, we're not sure). GamesDomain
too, says to have heard of a Maniac Mansion sequel from a
reliable source, which is consistent with what we've heard.
LucasArts has between the lines confirmed to us that Tim
Schafer, designer of games such as Maniac Mansion 2: Day of
the Tentacle and Grim Fandango is indeed working on
a new game. LucasArts said to announce information about it at
an appropriate time in the future. I guess we'll then find out
if we are right or wrong... Remember that these are just
- 2 new MI1
- 1 new MI2
- 5 new MI3
- 1 new reference
- 1 new "Thing
you might not now about Monkey Island"
24th July 1999
has an article about the Ten
best villains. LeChuck is one of them :) Also Purple
Tentacle, from DOTT, and Adrian Ripburger, from Full Throttle
are in it, so LucasArts takes 3 of the 10 spots. Read the full
LucasArts Top 25 was reset, so all of you who voted
before, please vote again by pressing the button in the right
(And to you who didn't vote before, please do now :)
21st July 1999
There hasn't been much
news lately. We're all waiting for LucasArts to announce their
Two people has left LucasArts. One of them is director Steve
Dauterman who has been with the company for over 10 years and
helped create games such as Monkey Island, X-Wing,
Rebel Assault, Dark Forces/Jedi Knight, Shadows of the Empire,
Rogue Squadron, Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Star Wars
Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.
He has been appointed as general manager of Studio Asia
Pacific, a new development based studio in Australia.
Here is a statement from him:
"The decision to leave
LucasArts was definitely a difficult one for me personally,
but the challenge to build a new studio and live in Australia
is a unique opportunity I could not pass up".
To read the full article by GameSpot,
The other one is Mark Haigh-Hutchinson (Project Leader for
Rogue Squadron and Shadows of the Empire). Other LucasArts
employees are reported to have resigned as well, but no other
has been confirmed.
I got a new award! It's "The Phatt Island Jail of
Monkey Island Memorabilia Bronze Award" Check it out on
the award page.
There is also a bunch of new in-jokes and a
hint for you. Here you go:
- 1 new MI2
- 4 new MI3
- 3 updated MI3
- 1 new
- 1 new hints
Adam Ellery was nice
enough to inform me that, although I have made a wavs
section in the downloads,
I had forgot to place a link to it. That has now been fixed.
3rd July 1999
The counter has passed
100000! Thanks to all of you who keep coming here, I am
working on something big and special for the site :)
Sorry for the lack of updates lately, and to you who have
emailed me and haven't got a response yet, be patient, I will
answer your email as soon as possible.
More rumors about LucasArts' next adventure are appearing.
Adventuregamer posted this:
sources tell us that a Maniac Mansion sequel is in the works.
In the first Maniac Mansion game, released back in 1987, you
control three teenagers and your mission is to rescue Sandy,
whose been kidnapped by the evil Dr. Fred. In the sequel known
as Day of the Tentacle, released in 1993, one of Dr. Fred's
creations, Purple Tentacle, has plans for taking over the
world. Naturally, it is your mission to save the world. The
cartoon style art, of Day of the Tentacle looks incredible,
and would look even better in 3D, using the Grim Fandango
All the information above is unofficial. No word has come from
LucasArts yet. We’ll just have to wait.
So, are LucasArts working on Monkey Island 4
or Maniac Mansion 3? As Adventuregamer says, we just have to
19th June 1999
Scumm Bar has posted this news about a possible creation
of Monkey Island 4. Here is what is says:
I have just seen
something which suggests the evidence of Monkey Island 4 is in
Here in Britain there is
a news program aimed for teenagers called NewsRound. On Friday
June the 18th there was a exclusive report from San Francisco,
California about the 2 new Star Wars games (Racer &
Phantom Menace). During a interview with Dean Sharpe, the
designer of Star Wars The Phantom Menace game, you could see
in the background another department. There was a sign above a
door saying: Project- Monkey. This enough got me excited, and
then I saw something that made my mouth drop, during a
interview with a 3D Animator, in the background there was
concept art of Monkey Island 3 style Skeletons, Pirate ships
Could this be work on MI4?
I will let you decide.
Could LucasArts be working on MI4? Let's
has an interesting interview with Jo Ashburn, games tester and
documentation writer at
17th June 1999
I have added a wavs
section to the downloads.
Right now it contains the wavs with Guybrush singing in the
Barbery Coast and the "The monkeys are listening"
wav. More will be added later. Check
6th June 1999
LucasArts soundtrack cd.
has produced a limited number of an unofficial LucasArts
soundtrack cd, which they are selling as a non-profit cd.
For more informationon on tracklist and how to order, check LucasFans.
I have won another award! It's the "Ghost Ships
Excellent MI Award". Check it out here.
- One new MI2
- Seven new MI3
- Two new references
24th May 1999
unfortunately not make an announcement about any new
adventure, but I just saw these new rumors at Mixnmojo:
Well, we've had a very
interesting snippet. A LucasArts employee has stated that
Monkey Island 4 is going ahead, and will also be 3D, a la
This is interesting. We all expected that,
if MI4 comes out, it would be in 3D and after playing Grim
Fandango I would not have it any other way. Let's just hope
this rumor is true.
14th May 1999
Island 4 is almost here!!!!!
More and more evidence
are showing up, proving that LucasArts
is probably making Monkey Island 4.
Kay Wright told me in
an email & Ducky
in the guestbook that they have seen some interesting news
at this address: http://e3newscenter.gxnetwork.com/
Here is what the news from E3 says:
Tim Schafer said in an Interview
to a german mag (PC Games 5/99) that is corently creating a
new game. He doesn't know enough about starwars and he
doesn't like strategy games. So what's left? Adventure!!!!
The work for a new adventure has begun
at Lucasarts and Tim is developping the characters.
Lucasarts will probably make an announcement during the next
24 hours, so stay tuned!
A lucastarts insider told us that there are two
MonkeyIsland4 scripts that are ready at Lucasarts. There
were several petitions on the web for MI4, lots of mags post
charts and MI4 is always in the top ten of the best game of
all times, there are more MI4 sites then GrimF. sites and so
on. Do you still think Lucasarts isn't producing MI4?
It doesn't say for sure that LucasArts is making MI4, but
if we are to trust the LucasArts insider saying that there
are two MI4 scripts ready, then we can almost be certain
that they will be used.
Let's hope they reveal something within the next 24 hours,
but don't get your hopes up, CMI and Grim Fandango were not
revealed at E3, but around fall instead.
If they reveal something at this years E3, it will be
announced on this page right away, so keep checking back and
see if there any news.
8th May 1999
I have added savegames
for the CD version of The Secret of Monkey Island. Find them
in the downloads.
My guestbook has once again reached its limit of 250 people,
so I have saved them in a html file and cleared the
guestbook for 250 new people to sign it :) You can see the
guests 1 - 500 here.
GamesDomain has a review of the Monkey Island Bounty Pack,
it's a box containing all tree Monkey Island games, read it here.
- One new MI2
- One new MI3
4th May 1999
Sorry for the lack of
updates. This is a short update with some new in-jokes, but
there will be bigger update in a few days.
- 3 new MI3
25fth April 1999
Wow! It's been raining
with in-jokes lately, so here's a big pile of in-jokes for
Also don't forget to vote for my page at
the LucasArts Top25.
You can find the vote button in the column next to these
news, or press here :)
30th March 1999
Not much have happended
in the past week, so this time it's just a small update:
- More fan art
- A new MI3
in-joke is added.
- A new MI1
hint is added.
21st March 1999
Many great things have
happened! First of all, eXscape
has written some articles about gaming legends, among them
are an article
about The Secret of Monkey Island, and guess what! In
the middle of the article is a link to The
World of Monkey Island. I couldn´t believe my eyes when
I read it. The writer linked to my page because of my
in-jokes section. I´m honored :) Go
Another cool thing is that the new versions of SCUMM
Revisited can now rip speech and music
from CMI! The thing we have all been waiting for, is now
possible. Go to the official
homepage to download it.
I saw this over at the Scumm
Someone send Skyfox an article about LucasArts from the
German magazine "PC Games". It said:
"They are really busy
in the software department: Xwing Alliance and Indiana Jones
will be finished in a few months and the monkey island 3
team is working on a yet secret sequel. and
LucasLearning is working on the children's title DroidWorks.
Only Tim "Grim Fandango" Shafer is on holidays.
Now there's only the question what happened with the real
time strategy game Force Commander... which release date was
pushed back often. This title is not dead however, its story
only collided with the story of The Phantom Menace, so the
designers had to change it."
This could mean MI4, but it could also mean a sequel to
another LucasArts game, like Full Throttle 2 for instance.
Remember, it could all just be a rumor, so don´t get you
hopes up, but it would be cool if it were MI4 :)
6th March 1999
- An interesting program
called "SCUMM Revisited" has been released. It
allows you to explore SCUMM games (Monkey Island, Sam &
Max, Grim Fandango etc.) and rip pictures, speech and music
from some of the games. Head over to the official
homepage for more info and to download the program.
You can also find some interesting stuff that´s hidden in
the games. Look at this
picture I found in CMI :)
- A game pack containing Monkey Island 1, 2 and 3 is
available. It´s called The Monkey Island Adventure Pack
and it costs £39.99.
- Skyfox, at the Scumm
Bar, found an interview with Tim Schafer in an old
magazine. It´s mostly about Grim Fandango. Read it here.
- Two new MI2
- Two new references.
- More fan art.
25ft February 1999
are back up and:
- One MI1
in-joke is added and one is updated.
- Two MI2
in-jokes are updated and one is corrected.
- A new reference
- One new hint
for MI1 is added.
16th February 1999
read the update :)
has finally reopened and they have an exclusive interview
with the less known former LucasArts employee Dave Grossman.
He was co-writer of MI1 & MI2 and other LucasArts games.
- A MI1
in-joke has been updated.
- One new MI2
in-joke has been added.
- A MI3
in-joke has also been updated.
- A new reference
has been added.
4th February 1999
Sorry for the lack of
updates. I´ve been swamped with work the last few weeks,
but I don´t want to bore you with that :) Here is finally
- Most of the CMI mp3´s
are back online, eventhough a few is still down.
- 2 new MI2 midi´s
are available from HighLand
- The MI1 & MI2 manuals are available in this
- 2 new in-jokes
have been added for MI2.
- 3 new in-jokes
have been added for MI3 and 2 are updated.
- A new fan
novel is added.-
Due to lack of webspace I had to temporally remove the
savegames for a few days until I find some extra space.
16th January 1999
The 3rd, and last, part
of Chris Ushko
novel "Big Whoop Chronicles" is finished. Go read
Also a lot more fan
art has been added. Go check it out.
9th January 1999
interview with Jonathan Ackley!!!!
Yes! The surprise I
promised you is finally here! It´s an exclusive interview
with Jonathan Ackley, made together with Plunder
Jonathan Ackley is, as you know, co-producer of The
Curse of Monkey Island.
Hear about the first games he programmed, his favorite
Monkey Island scenes, and his new company Stargazy
Unfortunately Jonathan Ackley left LucasArts not so
long ago, so he was no longer able to answer any
LucasArts-related questions, but it´s still a really good
and interesting interview.
So hurry and go read
6th January 1999
bunch of things.
and hints are
added for Monkey Island 1 and Monkey Island 2.
I saw this over at the Scumm
Bar. It´s an answer from Ron Gilbert about his upcoming
game, Good & Evil, and about buying the rights to Monkey
There will be some Adventure game style puzzles, but
most of it will be combat related. Good & Evil is kind
of like a cross between Monkey Island and Diablo. As for
buying back the rights to MI, I have no plans to do so. I
have no doubt they would be very expensive and have not even
talked to LA about it.
The surprise I´ve promised is ready and will be revealed
in a couple of days, so check back!