The Return of the Mojo Tidbits

13 Dec, 2012, 15:17 | Posted by: Jennifer
PC Gamer conducted an interview with Ron Gilbert, where Ron stated that he wants to make a Monkey Island game and that he intends on talking to Disney at some point about getting the rights to Monkey Island so he can “really make the game I want to make.” However, he also stated that he wasn't optimistic that he'd ever retrieve the series he created, saying that Disney seems like a company which "hoards IP". And in a related interview with Metro about The Cave where they discuss Ron contacting Disney about making a Monkey Island game, Ron states that he wouldn't be willing to change the genre of Monkey Island for a new game stating that "Monkey Island has to be a point 'n' click adventure game".

There's another Ron Gilbert interview at Eurogamer, where Ron explains why his upcoming adventure game, The Cave, has no inventory.

Telltale is raking up the awards for The Walking Dead, including 5 awards from Spike TV's Video Game Awards: "Game of the Year", "Best Adapted Video Game", "Best Downloadable Game", "Best Performance By a Human Female" (for Melissa Hutchinson's Clementine), and "Studio of the Year". Telltale was also awarded "Best Downloadable Game" and "Best Character Design" for Lee Everett at the Inside Gaming Awards.

ResidualVM is making progress on its supported games. Escape from Monkey Island is now playable to Lucre Island (and is still a work in progress, and not officially supported), and ResidualVM's only supported non-LucasArts game, Myst 3, is now completable with glitches and missing features (as of the December 9 daily builds). The ResidualVM team can still also use your help in testing Grim Fandango (which is fully completable and fully supported). They request that any bugs that you encounter be submitted to the issue tracker and that you post on their forums when you complete the game.

The UK's Channel 4 commissioned an online adventure game inspired by LucasArts classics for their animated sitcom, Full English. The game contains five chapters (which are individually selectable at any time) and features Day of The Tentacle inspired multiple playable characters with inventory sharing. It also includes references to a certain Lucasfilm license.

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    Comment by: Melancholick | Posted 14 Dec, 2012, 13:59 | Quote
    While Disney does definitely horde IPs, they're also not beyond the lure of guaranteed money... which I might argue actually puts the odds in favor of Ron pulling off an appealing pitch a LOT higher than they ever were under previous management.

    Of course, that's still a hair-touch above nil, but I could see Disney actually taking that phonecall from Double Fine or Telltale, depending on how the cards fell.

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    Comment by: Laserschwert | Posted 13 Dec, 2012, 18:13 | Quote

    Alex IDV

    "Best Performance By a Human Female" and "...Human Male" sound so silly. It's not as if there are a lot of non-human males and females who do voice work, so why not just call it "woman" and "man" or something?

    I assume the "human" part refers to the character they voiced, doesn't it?

    Although in that case animated animals would never have a shot at the VGAs... bummer.
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    Comment by: Kroms | Posted 13 Dec, 2012, 17:06 | Quote
    I'm happy for Telltale.
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    Comment by: Alex IDV | Posted 13 Dec, 2012, 17:00 | Quote
    "Best Performance By a Human Female" and "...Human Male" sound so silly. It's not as if there are a lot of non-human males and females who do voice work, so why not just call it "woman" and "man" or something?

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