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Ron Gilbert confuses the internet 02 Apr, 2022 / 7 comments

Ron Gilbert hates April Fool's Day. His dislike of the day is something that his blog celebrates every year by acknowledging the lack of an April Fool's Day joke on it. He's done this 18 years in a row. This year, however, he decided to mix things up a little by announcing a new Monkey Island game.

Has he decided to do a deal with Disney, or did he just become a bit less grumpy this year?

Make of it what you will! ;)

Update: Reader Sopabuena has done some detective work in the forums and uncovered this ancient Tweet:

An April Fool's Joke 18 years in the making or the most "Ronzo" game announcement of all time? Join the discussion!

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    ThunderPeel2001 on 03 Apr, 2022, 15:24…
    Somebody has noted this April Fool's post from 2018...

    https://grumpygamer.com/april_fools_2018

    GrumpyGamer

    Well... 14 years in a row, the Grumpy Gamer blog has been 100% April Fools' day free.

    Maybe it's just me, but it feels like the stupidity of April Fools' is waining a little. Maybe my life's mission is finally coming to an end. It's also possible that I'm really playing the long game and once you're all 110% convinced I would never pull an April Fools' Prank, that's when I get you!



    Ron is dastardly!
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    Huz on 03 Apr, 2022, 09:18…
    Half-Life 3 confirmed.
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    MiguelAlves on 03 Apr, 2022, 01:14…

    Remi

    Nowhere in that post does he talk about a game.

    “So to mix things up a little I'm taking this opportunity to announce I've decided to make another Monkey Island.”

    Look forward to a diorama.



    If you look at other blog posts he doesn’t usually use word “game”. It’s just his writing style as it’s already self implied. For example on the “If I Made Another Monkey Island“ post he always referred to a new game as another “Monkey Island”.

    https://grumpygamer.com/if_i_made_another_monkeyisland
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    Remi on 03 Apr, 2022, 00:33…
    Nowhere in that post does he talk about a game.

    “So to mix things up a little I'm taking this opportunity to announce I've decided to make another Monkey Island.”

    Look forward to a diorama.
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    Rum Rogers on 02 Apr, 2022, 14:12…

    monkeyboobs

    And shortly after his remarkable announcement those mysterious screenshots appeared...



    The screenshots seem to just be a cruel prank from the OP, they're from a game called Eagle Island. However the announcement is pretty much real to me. It's happening!
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    monkeyboobs on 02 Apr, 2022, 13:59…
    And shortly after his remarkable announcement those mysterious screenshots appeared...
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    AlfredJ on 02 Apr, 2022, 13:25…
    Now that's just mean.

    Loved visiting Mojo yesterday btw!

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