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Ron and Dave talk ReMI -- some more! 14 Apr, 2022 / 4 comments

Adventure Gamers may have broken the seal, but they're not the only site interested in talking to Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman about a new Monkey Island. And so, after Mojo made it clear that the game just isn't relevant enough to Willow to work for us, the designers turned to The Verge to divulge more about Return to Monkey Island.

Though the screenshots included are the same crop shared with Adventure Gamers, what you want are those sweet anecdotes. Consider this one involving Dom and weeping:

How did [Armato] react to hearing you wanted him back for the role of Guybrush?

Gilbert: He was pretty stunned. I knew him, but obviously, we never worked together because we didn’t have voice back then.

But I kind of knew him, and I was at about the point that I wanted to loop him into what we were doing. I live in Seattle, and just by chance, he was visiting Seattle that weekend. So I said, “Hey, let’s get together, just have a coffee, and I can tell you about my new game, air quotes.”

We got together, we had coffee, and I think he was very interested in the new game, almost kind of wondering whether maybe he could have a voice part in it. And then I told him that it was the new Monkey Island, and he was just floored. Which is a reaction I get from a lot of people. Before, when we were bringing people on, and we’d talk to them, the minute I mentioned, “I’m making a new Monkey Island….” One person literally started crying. They were so happy that this was happening. So I think Dominic was really floored that we were doing it and extremely happy.

When Dom is happy, we are happy. Well, as happy as we can be while noticing that you aren't yet reading the full interview.

4 Comments

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    kaysayva on 15 Apr, 2022, 10:02…

    Kroms

    kaysayva

    lol, does dave write here as ((KestrelPi))?
    because his answers are ridiculously similar to KestrelPi



    No, of course not.



    hah, am i supposed to trust the lemonade boy?
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    KestrelPi on 15 Apr, 2022, 09:06…

    Kroms

    kaysayva

    lol, does dave write here as ((KestrelPi))?
    because his answers are ridiculously similar to KestrelPi



    No, of course not.



    Yeah. That's ridiculous.

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    Kroms on 15 Apr, 2022, 07:39…

    kaysayva

    lol, does dave write here as ((KestrelPi))?
    because his answers are ridiculously similar to KestrelPi



    No, of course not.
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    kaysayva on 14 Apr, 2022, 23:37…
    lol, does dave write here as ((KestrelPi))?
    because his answers are ridiculously similar to KestrelPi

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