Not content to rest on my laurels after finding a long-lost room from Loom
, I've delved further into the realm of old French computer gaming magazines. This has yielded interesting results, such as this early version of the Monkey Island 1
I also found an early stab at Guybrush's MI1 VGA sprite
And here's a scan of Kate Capsize's ship from MI2, which was later almost entirely redesigned. The waterfall on Phatt Island, also seen here, was likewise redrawn to look more realistic.
Speaking of MI2, here's some long-lost original background art:
A joke from Last Crusade, sadly cut out:
Fate of Atlantis
with prototype inventory icons.
I've also got a nice scan from Joystick
magazine showing Fate
with its initial MI1-style GUI:
(That early GUI was also seen in this scan from Génération 4 magazine
already shown on Mojo.)
Finally, some scans featuring Brian Moriarty's The Dig
from Génération 4
, covering CES of summer 1993.
Among other things, these articles show off the gory death scene of Toshi Olema (the fourth Dig astronaut later removed by Sean Clark), who tried to cross a lake of acid, with predictable results.
Also check out this translated description of the original Dig script Steven Spielberg intended for the Amazing Stories TV show:
"It was about a team of future archaeologists who unearth a statue of Mickey Mouse, then Sleeping Beauty's castle, etc., ultimately discovering that they have located Disneyland."
I think we can all be thankful Disneyland is not in the final game.