Dave Grossman, writer/programmer for the first two Monkey Island
games and co-project lead for Day of the Tentacle
, has been up to his old tricks again. Dave has written a new children's graphic adventure for Ron Gilbert's new company, Hulabee Entertainment
. Ron, as you should know, was the project lead for Maniac Mansion
and the the first two Monkey Island
The graphic adventure is called Moop and Dreadly: The Treasure on Bing Bong Island
. Dave describes it as "kind of like a Pajama Sam
game, I guess, but a little smaller - designed to be small enough that you can buy it online and download it." Moop and Dreadly
should be available this spring, although if you're a Cocoa Puffs fan, you might find a demo in specially marked boxes.
In addition, Dave has also written a game for even younger kids called Ollo
. This game will also be released by Hulabee in the future. As for Ron Gilbert's involvement in these projects, Dave says that Ron has a creative influence in all of the projects in his company. Many thanks to Dave and Ron for getting them hooked on graphic adventures while they're young. The future looks bright.