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Frequently Asked Questions (about TWP, Monkey Island and other things)


#1

Some questions were asked several times in this forum. This thread is here to collect those questions and give the answers and/or links to corresponding threads. This post is a Wiki post, so everyone is able to add new questions and answers. :slight_smile:

Content

Monkey Island 3a

  • How much does Disney ask for the rights to Monkey Island 3a?
  • Can I set up a Kickstarter/Fundraiser to make this project happen?
  • We should start a petition/please sign this petition to get the rights back!
  • Is there anything else we can do?

Future Terrible Toybox Projects

  • Will there be a Thimbleweed Park 2?
  • Are Ron and Gary working on their next project right now?
  • Will they be working on another project in the near future?
  • How much does it cost to develop an adventure game? It can’t be that expensive!

Thimbleweed Park

  • Can you implement cloud saves?
  • How do I transfer save games between different devices?
  • Who killed Boris and Franklin?
  • Did I miss any hidden endings?
  • Some deep hidden symbolism gobbledygook that I missed?
  • Is Thimbleweed Park selling well?
  • How many people have played/are playing Thimbleweed Park?
  • The boxed version of TWP is sold on eBay for 500$ and more! Can’t you do something about it? I can’t afford it.

Other questions

  • What is the best user interface for adventure games?

Monkey Island 3a

How much does Disney ask for the rights to Monkey Island 3a?

Disney won’t sell the rights. Please read:
Monkey Island 3A
Monkey Island News (and especially Ron’s answer)

Can I set up a Kickstarter/Fundraiser to make this project happen?

No. Please read:
Ron: Monkey Island 3a -> why not kickstart it to get Disney’s money?
and Ron’s answer in the Monkey Island News thread.

We should start a petition/please sign this petition to get the rights back!

Don’t do this. Please read Ron’s answer in the Monkey Island News thread.

Is there anything else we can do?

No.

Future Terrible Toybox Projects

Will there be a Thimbleweed Park 2?

At the moment nobody knows. Please read:
Do you want a Thimbleweed Park 2?
What could be a new adventure game from Ron Gilbert?
Potential Sequel Title Brainstorming

Are Ron and Gary working on their next project right now?

No. Read the blog post:
Where Are They Now
and hear the last podcast 68:
Thimbleweed Park Podcast #68
…or read its transcription.

Will they be working on another project in the near future?

Nobody knows. Please read also Ron’s post in the thread Will we get a new game from Ron Gilbert and Team in near future?

How much does it cost to develop an adventure game? It can’t be that expensive!

It is more expensive than you think. Please read:
How much game development cost….now and before

Thimbleweed Park

Can you implement cloud saves?

It’s unlikely. Please read Ron’s answer in the “Transfer save games?” thread.

How do I transfer save games between different devices?

Depends on your device. Please read:
Android: Backup/transfer savegame / Android
Several systems: Transfer save games?
Windows Store to Steam: Using Windows Store save games with Steam

Who killed Boris and Franklin?

Please read (Spoilers possible!):
Was Boris killed by… (Spoilers)
Murderer Suspects!

Did I miss any hidden endings?

Please read (Spoilers possible!):
Really well hidden endings
(Spoilers) Getting the best ending in the game
Game finished w/o letting me play all the endings!

Some deep hidden symbolism gobbledygook that I missed?

Please read (Spoilers possible!)
Seckrit meaning of the character names?
Did the designers hide something in the textual game?

Is Thimbleweed Park selling well?

Ron hasn’t published any numbers, but he wrote in this post, that the game broke even and in this post that they sold more units on Switch than on Steam.
Please read also:
TWP sales breakdown by country

How many people have played/are playing Thimbleweed Park?

Please read:
TWP # players on steam revealed

The boxed version of TWP is sold on eBay for 500$ and more! Can’t you do something about it? I can’t afford it.

You can still buy the unsigned box at Fangamer for 40$ (plus shipping to your country). Signed boxes were only for Kickstarter backers.
Please read also:
Signed Thimbleweed Park collector’s edition box for $500.00

Other questions

What is the best user interface for adventure games?

We have discussed that in several threads:
Favorite adventure game interface style
Can verbs be removed?
Alternatives to verbs in UI of adventure games
Different ways to solve puzzles, and what to do about it (if anything)
How many verbs are perfect?

(Thanks to @milanfahrnholz for the suggestion of the FAQ.)


Ron: Monkey Island 3a -> why not kickstart it to get Disney's money?
#2

Great work, all we need to do now is that people in the future won´t miss it. Can posts be made sticky on @discourse?


#3

Are there other frequently asked questions? (Especially for TWP…?)


#4

For the game itself we need to differentiate between hints for the gameplay, which this shouldn´t be for and questions about the story design etc. that got asked again and again and have long since been answered.


#5

Yes, I agree with that. There is the hint line in the game. :slight_smile:

I’ve added some few questions. If somebody stumbles or remembers other questions, please post them here. I will search for corresponding threads.


#6

It´s nice to see that links have been clicked already, so people seem to be using it.:slight_smile:


#7

I would guess that these clicks are from “older” users who are just curious about a topic… :wink:


#8

Yeah :man_shrugging:


#9

#10

Good job, but at the same time this has to be the most depressing FAQ I’ve ever read.


#11

We could maybe add something about sales too, before someone checky* steamspy for the umpteenth time.

*I noticed that one before sending, but found it so cute that I decided to leave it like it is.


#12

Good it is a wiki post, it will have to be updted regularly.
@Someone do you prefer we submit our updates, or you prefer people to freely modify your post?

EDIT: I didn’t wait for your reply, I just took the liberty of adding the link to the transcription of the podcast, hope you don’t mind.


#13

Feel free to change the first post and/or to add questions. :slight_smile:

The only thing I would like to suggest: Don’t post question without an answer in the first post - otherwise we would end up with a list of questions. :slight_smile: If someone has only a question or a suggestion, please post it here in the comments. I will write an answer asap. :slight_smile:

Great, thanks! :slight_smile:


#14

I’ve added some questions about the sales. Please have a look. :slight_smile:


#15

I can’t think of any suggestions right now, but I’d change the above to ‘Is Thimbleweed Park selling well?’


#16

Haha, I just went in to correct it, and edited a few typos, then (presumably) @Someone’s edit overwrote it just after :smile: I’ll just do those typos again now.


#17

Sorry! Go ahead, I don’t touch it at the moment. :slight_smile:


#18

No worries, my fault! Done it now :slightly_smiling_face:


#19

Hm … should I add the question “Why are you going constantly off-topic in this forum?” … :thinking:


#20

Well… you could become CEO of Disney and just make it happen, giving the rights back for a symbolic amount. Like $1138.

Still that won’t guarantee any MI3a happening.