They're ghosts. They're pirates. And they're previewed.
13 Aug, 2009, 01:32 | Posted by: Jason
Autumn Moon's upcoming second adventure game, Ghost Pirates of
Monkey Vooju Island
, is still a bit on the "subtle" side when it comes to marketing, but there is a new preview
of the game by NowGamer with some choice words from Bill Tiller included. On the game's inception:
As much as it may look like a copycat release, however, Ghost Pirates Of Vooju Island is anything but. Written by Bill Tiller, the artist behind The Curse Of Monkey Island, Ghost Pirates is an adventure that actually started off as an idea for a proper Guybrush adventure all the way back in 1999. “Larry Ahern was relating to me how Tim Schafer wanted to do more adventure games but was annoyed how long they took,” explains Tiller. “The idea surfaced that maybe instead of one project leader doing one big adventure game you could have three project leaders doing one small adventure each. One project leader could do an adventure from Le Chuck’s perspective, another from Elaine's and again another one from Guybrush’s. It was a cool idea that never got off the ground, but the idea stuck in my head. After I left LucasArts, I still wanted to do a Monkey Island game but Jim Ward said Lucas would never do one again. So I started formulating my own game idea that didn't involve the Monkey Island licence.”
More, including the game's considered life as an episodic game, can be found in the full article
. There's no word on the game's release, which was last slated for the first half of 2010. That puts it ahead of A Vamyre Story 2: A Bat's Tale
, which as far as we know is still without a publisher and who knows what kind of development status.