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Monkey Island?

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The VooDoo lady said she was contracted to do 5 games. She's still waiting! :) So after Sam N' Max, would it be possible for TTG to get the rights to do another MI game?

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  • lets wait and see how sam and max is before we jump the gun with MI.
    a MI game needs the following people:
    Ron Gilbert, Tim Shafer,Bret Barret andMichael Z.Land

    which of course is highly unlikely since ron has been away from MI for some time now. Tim has his own things to worry about and I'm not sure about the others.

    After what happened with escape from monkey island I think unless something really major were to happen it's best to leave it in the grave.

    we would all like to see the classics come back but well look what happened when they tried to make another blues brothers movie.....

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    I think that a good MI game coulde be done even without those guys, but I agree with the idea that we should wait for Sam & Max before "jumping the gun".

    Sorry to recall this here: Bret Barrett is dead. Monkey Island 3 was dedicated to his memory, he died in a motorcycle accident, if I remember well. :(

    Dom

  • As I recall, TTG has stated they will only develop titles based on comics, tv-shows (?) and/or books.

  • [quote]As I recall, TTG has stated they will only develop titles based on comics, tv-shows (?) and/or books.[/quote]

    So they've ruled out movies?

    Do you have a quote / link for that? It sounds like it's taken out of context.

  • [quote]a MI game needs the following people:
    Ron Gilbert, Tim Shafer,Bret Barret andMichael Z.Land
    [/quote]

    I don't think Bret Barrett's involvement with the Monkey Island games was anywhere near that of Ron, Tim, or Dave, and thus I don't see how an MI depends on him (although he did have some significant credits in MI2, he was only a tester for MI1 and sadly passed away before the release of MI3).

    Totally agreed on Michael Land. His music on all the games is amazing. I'd add Peter McConnell as well, as his contributions to MI2 both musically and technically (was he not one of the creators of iMUSE?) were very important and several of his themes are re-used in later games.

  • well I think monkey II was the best out of them all

    monkey 2 >= monkey 1 > sam & max == grim fandango >= monkey 3 >= DOTT >= full throttle > most other adventures I'm missing > the dig > monkey 4

  • There's no way MI4 is worse than The Dig. It was very good.

  • [quote][quote]As I recall, TTG has stated they will only develop titles based on comics, tv-shows (?) and/or books.[/quote]

    So they've ruled out movies?
    [/quote]


    That's hi-larious. Most movies are already based on comics, tv shows, and books, because Hollywood has no more fresh ideas. :D Or if they do, they're unwilling to take risks on actually going forth with something potentially good and original. All they've got now are adaptations, sequels, and remakes. REMAKES!!! The epitomy of filmmaking laziness. b-(

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    There is no way that TTG will be able to get the rights to Monkey Island from LucasArts. TTG was lucky that LucasArts does not own the Sam and Max IP.

  • That's how I see it too. And (hypotheticaly speaking) I'd rather Ron Gilbert was the main owner of the Monkey Island rights and project lead on any future Monkey Island games.

    In fact, he's said he would make more if he could somehow obtain the rights in

    Today's Secret of Monkey Island 15th Birthday extravaganzaganza

    :(|)

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