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  • Blog Post: Thimbleweed Park Gets Even More Retro Thanks To Monkey Island Artist

    Last year, Maniac Mansion creators Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick turned to Kickstarter in hopes of funding a new comedic point-and-click adventure called Thimbleweed Park. The duo's vision for an old-school adventure game was overwhelmingly successful , and today they announced the hiring of an equally... More
  • Blog Post: Ron Gilbert And Gary Winnick Receive Kickstarter Funding, Won’t Microwave A Hamster

    We want to believe that Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick never really intended to microwave a hamster (despite a threat on the Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter page). Thankfully, the duo have met their $375,000 goal, so we’ll never need to find out. Last week, we covered Thimbleweed Park , a throwback... More
  • Blog Post: Ron Gilbert Publishes Original Maniac Mansion Design Document

    Ron Gilbert, co-creator/designer of Maniac Mansion, recently published the original documents that eventually brought the game to life. Today on Grumpy Gamer Retro Madness: The Original Maniac Mansion Design Document: http://t.co/Js4AeiAuoa — Ron Gilbert (@grumpygamer) July 21, 2014 You can find... More
  • Blog Post: Ron Gilbert's Scruvy Scallywags is Free Today

    The Monkey Island creator's iOS pirate musical is free today (we assume in honor of National Talk Like a Pirate Day ), and so you should go get the free booty. Like all of Gilbert's work, it's a charming, funny game and well worth your time. Buy it at the iTunes store . Our Take: It's... More
  • Blog Post: Ron Gilbert Shows Off Scurvy Scallywags

    Following his success as the artichect of DoubleFine's The Cave, Ron Gilbert has once again struck out on a new game development adventure. Scurvy Scallywags, his new iOS project from Beep Games, Inc., is billed as "the match-3 musical, pirate RPG you've been waiting for!" Click through... More
  • Blog Post: Ron Gilbert Shares His Thoughts On The End Of A LucasArts Era

    [Update] Ron Gilbert has posted a more in-depth note on his own blog that details more about his experiences at Lucasfilm Games.Additionally, Tim Schafer has offered his thoughts to Game Informer here . [Original Story] Today has been filled with sorrow and touching memories in the wake of LucasArts'... More
  • Blog Post: Ron Gilbert Details His Match Three Pirate Puzzle Game

    When Ron Gilbert left Double Fine recently, he also announced his upcoming mobile game, Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match-3 Pirate RPG. Yesterday, he revealed a few more details about the game. It's a match-3 RPG, in case the title didn't make... More
  • Blog Post: The Cave & Tekken 6 Are This Week's Free PlayStation Plus Downloads

    Ron Gilbert departed Double Fine last week, and starting tomorrow his latest game, The Cave, will be a free download for PlayStation Plus members. PlayStation Plus has become a hell of a deal, delivering free games and discounts every week. The Cave isn't the only free game this week. Namco Bandai... More
  • Blog Post: Ron Gilbert Announces Double Fine Departure

    Acclaimed game designer Ron Gilbert has announced that he is leaving Double Fine. Gilbert's most recent game, The Cave , was released a few months ago, but that isn't the last we'll be hearing from Gilbert. Gilbert broke the news on his blog . "I want to thank all the amazing people... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine Offering The Cave Action Figures

    The Cave is finally here, and Double Fine is offering action figure versions of the game's seven characters. If you've played The Cave, you would know that most of these characters are despicable people (unless you get their good endings), so you might not want them hanging out on your desk.... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Sets The Cave's Launch Date, A Week Before Release

    Double Fine Productions' The Cave is releasing on PlayStation Network and Wii U's eShop on January 22, and on Steam and Xbox Live on January 23. The game will retail for $14.99. The Cave is the latest game by Ron Gilbert, the creator of Maniac Mansion and the Monkey Island series. Players select... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine's The Cave Is Coming To Wii U

    Ron Gilbert and Double Fine's adventure-game-platformer is coming to the Wii U's digital distribution platform. Double Fine is showing the game at PAX this weekend, and it was there that it revealed that it will be available on Nintendo's upcoming console. The closest thing The Cave has to... More
  • Blog Post: Looks Like Sega May Be Publishing Ron Gilbert's Double Fine Game

    Sega has made no official announcement of plans to publish Ron Gilbert's Double Fine game, but the evidence is strong. Sega recently posted the above left image on its Twitter account, and if you take the character designs that Ron Gilbert has been teasing on his blog and place them into the image... More
  • Blog Post: Ron Gilbert Teases New Content From His Double Fine Game

    Update : Ron Gilbert has updated his blog with two new characters over the weekend. Meet (from left to right) The Adventurer and The Scientist. Gilbert didn't offer any information about the two characters, saying only that he is crazy for updating his blog over the weekend. I think he's right... More
  • Blog Post: Episode 1 Of The Double Fine Adventure Documentary Is Available Now

    If you're one of the many gamers following the progress of Double Fine Adventure , then you'll be interested in the first episode of the 2 Player Productions' documentary about the title, Tim Schafer, Ron Gilbert, and adventure gaming in general. Watch it below! But wait, there's more... More
  • Blog Post: We Solved This Double Fine Puzzle

    Double Fine sent out press invitations to see the upcoming game by Ron Gilbert. Included with the package was a puzzle that offers a first look at the new game. "Join us. See a new game by Ron Gilbert & Double Fine," the puzzle says. Gilbert joined Double Fine back in September 2010. Click... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine's Tim Schafer And Ron Gilbert Discuss Adventure Games

    Part of the wildly successful Double Fine Kickstarter is a series of videos from the talented 2 Player Productions documenting the creation of Double Fine's new adventure game. As an early preview of this documentary series, 2 Player posted this video to its YouTube account. In this great 35-minute... More
  • Blog Post: Ron Gilbert Teases New Double Fine Game

    Ron Gilbert, the legendary creator of Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island, is following up his well-received DeathSpank with a new project he's developing for Double Fine. The partnership with Double Fine is apt, as Gilbert and Double Fine founder Tim Schafer worked together at LucasArts on games like... More
  • Blog Post: Ron Gilbert Wants A Maniac Mansion Remake

    Classic adventure game creator Ron Gilbert may have just recently joined up with Tim Schafer's Double Fine, but that doesn't mean that he's forgotten his roots. Speaking at GDC, Gilbert said he would "love for them to re-release Maniac Mansion the same way they did the Monkey Island... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming's Funny Men Reunite

    Ron Gilbert has joined Tim Schafer's Double Fine to make a brand new game. Forecast: funny. Legendary adventure game creator Ron Gilbert has accepted a position at Double Fine working with Tim Schafer. The two worked together two decades ago at LucasArts, and the fruits of their labor resulted in... More
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