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Hulabee Releases Two Games 18 Mar, 2002, 16:13 / 9 comments

Hulabee Entertainment, the new children's software company founded by Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert, has released two of its new game titles for purchase. First, there's Moop and Dreadly: The Treasure on Bing Bong Island, a children's adventure game involving pirates and a big, purple... thing. Ollo in the Sunny Valley Fair is another title involving an escaped giant tomato.

Both of these games were written by Dave Grossman, who was heavily involved in such classics as the first two Monkey Island games and Day of the Tentacle. Mac and PC demos are available from Hulabee.com, so go check them out!

Comments

  • iisaac on 22 Mar, 2002, 09:08…
    Finally some quality software for children.
  • Scummbuddy on 19 Mar, 2002, 11:27…
    Since i couldn't find a place to send mail or news ill post it here, plus it has to do with this. I was looking on Cinescape.com and they said that Disney was making 3 movies based on 3 rides(hence the three). One of them will be on the Pirates of the Carribean. Now if Hulabee Entertianment and Disney are pseudo-"partners" and Ron isn't too far from his all-inspiring ride...
  • The_last_great_adventurer on 19 Mar, 2002, 12:48…
    three?!!! one no so Country Bears isn't the last of em?! Hope the other 2 look better then that one's trailer did.
  • QueZTone on 19 Mar, 2002, 09:48…
    i really like this game! :) i might just be it when new money rolls in! :D
  • DJG on 19 Mar, 2002, 02:56…
    It seems to me that Moop is the brains of the operation. He's both an idea man AND a man of action. Very rare in today's society. He also resembles a giant purple Wookiee. Coincidence? I think not.
  • Jake on 19 Mar, 2002, 12:14…
    Yes, Moop doing all the work was really clever and funny.
  • Metallus on 19 Mar, 2002, 17:07…
    Roowrr
  • JBRAA on 18 Mar, 2002, 18:14…
    ok so I tried it.
    Well done Hulabee Entertainment. The game use MI related things like one-lines and the whole pirate thing. If I am not mistaken that is. It's just my guess.
    Well I could review it a little if anyone would care to read..
    It's seems to be a very good game for kids in the age of 8-12 or ..uhm even 20. haha.
    I liked it. The preview was only the first chapter of the game but it had some of the special good stuff I remember from Day of the Tentacle and the MI3 art direction. Grossman among others is to thank for that I guess. The art as is colours and perspective was very good. The background art was very good but the character art could have been better. The music was also very good. The first chapter was just the first chapter and didnt have very much audio, but the features ones were very good. The so called 'edutaiment' in the game was ok I guess. Simple but good problems to solve. The dialog could have been a bit better at some placesI guess, but then I am comparing to MI3.
    Anyhow, fun and pirates are the themes for this game as I see it. Made for kids, in any age.
    End of mini review.
  • JBRAA on 18 Mar, 2002, 17:37…
    uhm, review?
    a mixnmojo review of "Moop and Dreadly:
    The Treasure on Bing Bong Island" would be an interesting reading. like how much of this game is an continuiation from MI1 and MI2, and if even an 20 year old can enjoy this stuff and not just 9 year olds.
    I'm dowloading their demo preview now so I'll perhaps get my answers there..