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Mojo ups the ante with its own Duke Grabowski reward tier!

29 Sep, 2014, 06:56 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 10

Seven days to go and a total just shy of $30,000? We feel the Duke Grabowski Kickstarter should be doing better than that, and so we started pondering… Is the issue that the reward tiers might are not enticing enough? One thing led to another and we reached the only logical solution: Like we did with the Double Fine Adventure, we will throw Jason under the bus and launch our own reward tier!

If Duke Grabowski hits $40,000, Jason will act out the whole Secret of Monkey Island church/wedding scene, not by just dramatically reading the text, but also by doing the voices. Guybrush, Elaine, LeChuck, the monkeys, the priest… All of them, with Jason's special little take on them! And as a bonus point, he might just pronounce my name correctly this time!

So go Kickstart now! Mojo rewards await you! (And feel free to relive Jason's previous stab at doing reward tiers.)

Update by Jennifer: Rather than just Jason, lets get more of Mojo involved. If it gets funded, I will perform all four parts of the Curse of Monkey Island pirate song.

So, MrManager, what's your ante? ^_^

Miscellaneous news

Bad Dreams and The Perils of Man Get Releases

28 Sep, 2014, 06:14 | Posted by: Jennifer | Be the first to comment!
The final issue of Maniac Mansion co-creator Gary Winnick's five part comic book series, Bad Dreams, was released on Wednesday. The print issues are somewhat hard to come by (if you want to pick them up at regular price) since they sold out pretty quick, but you can pick up all issues digitally from Comixology.

Another Mojo-centric release is soon to be happening as well, since the Bill Tiller and Gene Mocsy designed The Perils of Man Episode 1 will be released on the Apple App Store in three days. Chapter One is out already. If you have an iOS device, make sure to pick it up, as it is excellent.

Autumn Moon Entertainment News

Bill's Kickstarter - less than two weeks to go!

24 Sep, 2014, 04:22 | Posted by: Jason | Source: Kickstarter | Comments: 1

A little over $15k remains before Bill Tiller and his good friends (who now include Dave Grossman!) have their modest graphic adventure game Duke Grabowski funded, and there's only twelve days to go pick your favorite tier (among them a brand new option).

Don't get me wrong, it's cute that you're this fashionably late with your pledge, but you really don't want to be the reason Bill's painting Bounty Bots 56 instead of an adventure game background. Because you will be forced to wear a T-shirt to that effect.

Double Fine News

Spacebase DF-9 1.0 Next Month + Source Code

18 Sep, 2014, 23:52 | Posted by: Jennifer | Be the first to comment!
Spacebase DF-9, the space simulation game by Double Fine, is joining its Early Access sister Hack N Slash next month in leaving early access, complete with a source code release. The 1.0 release of Spacebase DF-9 will have new features that make it a complete game: a tutorial mode for helping new players learn how to play the game, and a goal system that will let you work towards concrete objectives. Shortly after the 1.0 release, they will release the game's full LUA source code to allow the community to create mods for the game to do anything they want with the game, from adding new functionality and new content, and even changing some fundamental game behaviors. After the 1.0 release, Double Fine doesn't plan on adding any new features after 1.0, as the fans will now be able to do so themselves, but they aren't abandoning the game as they still plan on making official releases for bug fixes and will still be offering support for the game.
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Preorder Costume Quest Book, Get Tote Bag Free

14 Sep, 2014, 01:22 | Posted by: Jennifer | Comments: 1
Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers, the hardcover comic book by Zac Gorman of Magical Game Time fame, is now available to pre-order. If you preorder it from the Double Fine store, via the link above, for $25, you'll also receive a bonus tote bag (perfect for holding all your Halloween candy) and a Steam code for Costume Quest 1. The book is scheduled to be shipped in mid-October.
Double Fine News

Hack 'N' Slash Is Now A Full Game, Leaves Early Access

10 Sep, 2014, 17:15 | Posted by: Jennifer | Comments: 1
Hack 'N' Slash, Double Fine's action adventure that involves hacking the game world, is now at 1.0, as of yesterday. This means that the final act is now included, and it is no longer Early Access and is now considered a full release. Because it's out of Early Access state now, Double Fine has added Steam Workshop integration. They've also added mod support and even included the source code. Since the game revolves around a hacking mechanic, it should be interesting to see what people come up with now that they can modify the world however they want. If you head over to the Steam Hack 'N' Slash page before September 16, you can pick the game up for 33% off in a special launch promotion.
Adventure News

ResidualVM Adds Support For Myst III, Needs Testing

05 Sep, 2014, 17:42 | Posted by: Jennifer | Be the first to comment!
The latest daily builds of ResidualVM now officially support a game besides Grim Fandango, Myst III: Exile. In order for the game to be fully supported in the next stable release, they need your help to ind the last few rough edges by playing through the game in the latest daily build thoroughly and submitting any bugs that you find along the way to their issue tracker.

In other ResidualVM news, you might be wondering how ResidualVM's first Summer of Code went. Quite swimmingly, it seems, since Escape from Monkey Island is now completable with glitches in the latest daily builds. Unlike Myst III, this game isn't ready to be added to their supported list, but they are now accepting bug submissions for Escape from Monkey Island at their issue tracker if you want to give it a try.

This year's ScummVM Summer of Code went quite well too, as Sfinx is now completable in the latest daily builds (the English translation isn't yet up for public consumption though, so you'll have to use the Polish original to play). Galador: The Prince and the Coward is also completable, but you'll have to compile it from the sourcecode yourself if you want to try it at this point, since it hasn't yet been added to the main tree (and, likewise, the English translation isn't yet ready for public consumption).
Adventure News

A roundup of PAX stuff

01 Sep, 2014, 08:14 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 2

Well, if you, like the rest of the world, were not following us on Twitter ¬¬, you probably don't know any of this stuff. Because, where else than the internet Mojo would you learn all of it? PAX, in a nutshell:

The Firewatch trailer! Campo "Mojo" Santo's sequel to WONKY is looking good.

Grim Fandango, touched, consoled! Second part of the Making of… excites anyone who is not an awful human being.

Costume Quest 2 has gameplay! Granted, we already posted that one, but you probably want to watch it again.

… as does Massive Chalice!

And, finally, the answer to your largest question in life, finally answered: No, ScumSoft in Space Quest III was not in any way a jab at LEC's SCUMM engine. So now you know.

Update! If you have issues seeing any of the videos, here are the direct links: WONKY 2, Grim, Costume Quest 2, and Massive Chalice.

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