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Craig Derrick continues the striptease 05 Sep, 2020 / 5 comments

Craig Derrick is undoubtedly the most vocal - if not the only - Monkey Island enthusiast still on Lucasfilm payroll. Around 2008-2011, he was part of a small group at LucasArts (the-so-called "Heritage" team) who were pushing to get legacy revivals and small, original games off the ground. All they managed to convince Scrooge to greenlight in the end were the (highly outsourced) Monkey Island special editions and Lucidity.

This team no doubt intended to keep going, but inevitably the higher-ups got wind that somebody was being paid to think about something other than Star Wars and consequently ordered all of these developers shot [citation needed]. A bullet-ridden Craig managed to crawl out of the mass grave and even more impressively survive the shuttering of LucasArts by the Disney acquisition; today he serves some nebulous executive role at Lucasfilm.

What Craig does over there is anybody's guess, but every now and then he'll say something on Twitter that seems designed to titillate fans of the company's adventure game properties, which he is clearly a champion of. We're grateful he exists, and hopefully our sometimes moody expression of that gratitude can be forgiven when LucasArts' history with this sort of thing is accounted for. The latest:

Considering that Limited Run Games plans to release their Monkey Island boxed set in October, I have a hard time believing this doesn't relate to that. Perhaps Craig is one of the main Lucasfilm folks interfacing with Limited Run Games on this effort, and there are some exciting details (like extras?) forthcoming. We'll just have to wait and see. Might I respectfully suggest the authentic inclusion of the original versions of the first two games, which the special editions nobly fell short of?

Comments: 5 / Source: Twitter

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    kaysayva on 08 Sep, 2020, 13:41…

    VoodooFX

    It's the Curse of Monkey Island Remastered announcement for sure :) :)

    Not really, but I would approve.



    why would you need a remaster for COMI? bring a decent crt and enjoy it at its glorious 640x480. no kidding!
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    VoodooFX on 07 Sep, 2020, 12:30…
    It's the Curse of Monkey Island Remastered announcement for sure :) :)

    Not really, but I would approve.
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    Laserschwert on 05 Sep, 2020, 18:30…

    Laserschwert

    I *think* I might know what this is about. If it is what I think it is, it has to do with Monkey Island's 30th anniversary, and is loosely related to stuff I do in the community (though I'm not involved myself).



    Correction: My source that could have confirmed my suspicion doesn't know what Derrick's tweet is about either, so it's not what I thought.
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    Laserschwert on 05 Sep, 2020, 18:21…
    I *think* I might know what this is about. If it is what I think it is, it has to do with Monkey Island's 30th anniversary, and is loosely related to stuff I do in the community (though I'm not involved myself).
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    AlfredJ on 05 Sep, 2020, 17:56…
    I finally got around to playing Star Wars: Fallen Order recently, and I found a Day of the Tentacle-themed skin for my little robot. So at least someone somewhere remembers the old days.

    Although I guess it's EA rather than Lucasgames now.

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