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Petition: Disney, please sell the rights to 'Monkey Island' back to its creator Ron Gilbert


I’ve been thinking this myself too. I get tired of seeing TV and film franchises that ended years ago suddenly get dragged out of the ground and injected with botox. I’m a massive, massive fan of The X Files but was pretty wary when they announced a comeback. It wasn’t bad, and two of the episodes were pretty decent. But I’d much rather see something new, something that’s taken effort and creativity instead of relying on predefined characters and storylines. And that extends to video games.

Having said all that, I’m really enjoying Twin Peaks.


So the game didn’t light the world on fire. It did sell well for LucasFilm’s standards, if not by Sierra’s. Sierra was always in a league of their own, and LucasFilm Games always had a bit of Sierra-envy. :wink:

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While Loom had been greeted with critical uncertainty, reviewers fell over themselves to praise The Secret of Monkey Island, which wasted no time in becoming Lucasfilm Games’s biggest hit to date.

Anyway, that statement from Mr. Gilbert you quoted hardly sounds like Mr. Gilbert already had written a full and long story and chopped it into three pieces from the beginning.

The point is that it was profitable enough for the second one to have been approved and released.

The first game had its own complete story arc, so had the second one never been released, that would have been that.

I’m sure that if the opportunity to make a third game comes, and it falls within his parameters and conditions, Mr. Gilbert will consider it. However, I doubt that he’s losing sleep thinking about it, or hanging by the phone waiting for Disney to call.

He seems to have moved on to other things. Perhaps it’s time for fans to do the same. Life is too short.

If it ever happens, unlikely as it is, we can all be pleasantly surprised. :slight_smile:



I need to know the “real” ending for the MI - trilogy.

I really liked Curse of MI but Escape was an abomination and Tales was kinda meh.

But the first ending thought out by the brilliant mind of Ron. I just need it.


I wonder if there really is such a thing, or if Mr. Gilbert had just been teasing the fans for all these years.

Personally, I doubt that he’s been sitting on a single specific answer for 25 years – and that if he gets a chance to make a third game, I doubt that it is already written.



If Ron will take the secret to his grave, we’ll use the Ash-2-Life™ on him!



Using water jet cutters to sharpen scissors? Interesting idea. (But hold them the right way!)
Let’s do a Kickstarter!




Petition has over 20 000 votes now :grin: