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Return to Monkey Island Trailer

Early Return to Monkey Island Puzzle Dependency Chart

** SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED THE GAME YET *** Game design isn't a destination, it's a journey and this was one of the stops along the way. There are some fun puzzles in here but they all were cut for a reason, mostly pacing but sometimes because it wasn't as interesting as we thought. Part 3 got cut in half at some point because it felt too long...

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The Monkey Island Monday Hit Parade

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Return to Monkey Island Dev Diary

Jul 17, 2020 First official day is Monday but I've started setting up Slack and other web services. Jul 18, 2020 Ordered Linux machine. Talked to Dave about maybe controlling Elaine for a section of the game. Starting to worry about finding great people. It's going to be hard because we have to keep the project a secret. Played MI1 again. Taking...

When I Made Another Monkey Island

Nine years ago I wrote a blog post titled "If I made another Monkey Island" and it feels like there are some things I need to say. I can't remember the exact incident, but the day I wrote that I was feeling down about never being able to make another Monkey Island. I wrote it in a single afternoon, and it was not much more than a stream of thoughts....

Return to Monkey Island

I felt bad about the April Fools' joke so over the weekend I whipped up the game so no one was disappointed.

April Fools' 2022

For 18 years the Grumpy Gamer blog has been April Fools' day free because it's a stupid tradition. So to mix things up a little I'm taking this opportunity to announce I've decided to make another Monkey Island.

Signed Stuff

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME STUFF TO AUTOGRAPH WITHOUT ASKING FIRST. IT WILL NOT BE SIGNED OR RETURNED TO YOU. Due to the amount of work I have, I go through spurts of being able to sign and autograph items sent to me so please ask before you send something. If you don't it may not be returned to you. Postage is tricky, so whatever it cost you to...


Contact Please do not send me a wall of text. I get a lot Contact emails everyday and I want to read them all, but I stop reading after 2 paragraphs. Sorry. Please do not send me links to games you‘ve made that you want me to play. I get a lot of those and I don't have time to look at them all. Please do not ask if I have Lucasfilm games you can...

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