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Gamasutra - Back In The Water: The Monkey Island Interview

The Monkey Island series of pirate adventure games has lain dormant since 2000's Escape From Monkey Island, but the adventures of ostensible pirate Guybrush Threepwood continue this week in episodic form with Telltale Games' Tales of Monkey Island.

Tales is Telltale's fifth main episodic franchise, and it's one that the company has been seeking since its formation in 2004. All of the company's core founding members are veterans of LucasArts' adventure game days, and over the years Telltale has attracted even more former members of that crew.

Design director Dave Grossman, one of the three writers and designers of 1990's original The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge along with Tim Schafer and creator Ron Gilbert, heads up the new project, and Gilbert took some time off from his day job at Hothead Games to provide some input.

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