The Cave

May 23, 2012 ten past ten pm

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Other people's comments:

Posted by chrisis on May 24, 2012 eight am

Wohoo looks amazing, can't wait!

Posted by BigWhoop on May 24, 2012 eight am

This will be the best early 2013 ever!

Posted by suppafoxe on May 24, 2012 quarter past eight am

can't wait for the E3 gameplay now!
it looks like it will be out on [redacted] too! nice

Posted by Tentacle Chow on May 24, 2012 twenty past eight am

Looks great. Can you tell us any more about it? Full retail release or XBLA/ PSN/Steam download title?

I keep thinking it looks like it's got a TRINE vibe with the different archetypes and all...

Posted by SirPrimalform on May 24, 2012 twenty past eight am

Aww man, if SEGA's involved it's probably going to have nasty DRM on it.

Posted by Doom on May 24, 2012 twenty five to nine am

hi M. Gilbert,
Is it ok if i send you by mail my credit card number to pre-order it ?

regards,

Posted by Ron Gilbert on May 24, 2012 five to ten am

Just send me your bank account info (don't forget the routing number) and I'll just withdraw the correct amount.  It will be easier for both of us that way.

Posted by Andrea on May 25, 2012 five to three pm

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

Posted by Someone on May 24, 2012 twenty to nine am

Smart move. You made a game that Yahtzee cannot criticise.

Posted by jfrisby on May 24, 2012 five to nine am

Looks amazing!  Is it really an adventure game?  Seems like you'd been a stickler on what that meant in the past...

Posted by Ron Gilbert on May 24, 2012 five to ten am

Yes, The Cave is an adventure game.  It is not a puzzle platformer.

Posted by Duffadash on May 24, 2012 twenty five past two pm

Awesome! I was afraid it would be Trine or Another-World'ish!

Posted by Bert on May 29, 2012 ten to eleven am

Doesn't look and feel like an adventure game. More like a Trine copy with Monkey Island humour, just like DeathSpank was a Diablo copy with Monkey Island humour. Why no traditional point&click adventure? We all miss it.

Posted by ophelia on May 29, 2012 two pm

How can you seriously say that? It's quite obvious from the previews that it is a puzzle platformer. Saying otherwise won't make it an adventure.

Posted by Ron Gilbert on May 29, 2012 five past two pm

It is not a puzzle platformer. It is an adventure game.

Posted by Danaroth on May 30, 2012 quarter to three am

How can this be an adventure game?
These guys are... running

Posted by Ron Gilbert on May 30, 2012 twenty past eight am

True story: I remember when Maniac Mansion wasn't considered an adventure game because it had *gasp* graphics and you *shutter* pointed and clicked.  Adventure games are supposed to be about reading and typing!

Posted by Andrea on May 31, 2012 twenty to two am

So, I suppose Grim Fandango is not an adventure game, is it? Manny could run.

Posted by Danaroth on Jun 1, 2012 ten to one am

Of course not, it stops being an adventure as soon as you start running and you don't hack in a text parser in to make up for it afterwards. Anyway this argument on genres could be a nice idea to go viral on advertisement; I can foresee #thisisatrueadventure as a top tweet during release time.

Posted by Ken on May 24, 2012 quarter past nine am

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!

I just wish it was announced closer to release because it's going to be so painful waiting for this now.

Posted by Questy on May 24, 2012 quarter to ten am

AWESOME !!!
Great idea, great mood, great vibes, great concept, great art design, great graphic, GREAT GAME !!! GREAT GREAT GRAET!!!

Posted by Andrea on May 24, 2012 five to ten am

Juicy! Can't wait!

Posted by Mag on May 24, 2012 five to ten am

DAY one for me on XBL !!!

Posted by Olga on May 24, 2012 twenty five past ten am

Are you afraid of making Point&Click Adventures?
I was hoping for a classic Instant-Classic-Point&Click Adventure.

Posted by Pablo on May 24, 2012 twenty to four pm

me too.

Posted by Bert on May 29, 2012 quarter to eleven am

Me as well.

Posted by Pablo on May 24, 2012 twenty to eleven am

Posted by chrisis on May 24, 2012 twenty past eleven am

For something in German here's the online version of Austrian newspaper derstandard.at :)

http://derstandard.at/1336697833169/PC-und-Konsole-The-Cave-Neues-Adventure-des-Monkey-Island-Schoepfers

Posted by Ron Gilbert's fan on May 24, 2012 noon

Hello, I'm a french guy and I would like to say : thaaaaanks a looooot for this game, it seems wonderfull.

Ron Gilbert, you are a god, your games are so funny.

Bon, un petit mot en fran�ais : merci monsieur Ron Gilbert pour vos Point and Click mythiques des ann�es 90, ce sont juste des jeux cultes. J'ai ador� Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion et Deathspank.

Chapeau Ron.

Posted by k0SH on May 24, 2012 noon

No point�n�click adventure snief
Looks like a funny great jump�n�run but nothing revolutionary new.
Ok ok, now hand over the game internaly and work with Tim on the DFA!

And just send me the bank account info (don't forget the routing number) of that Doom-guy and I'll just withdraw the correct amount for you!
So you�ve had much more time to concentrate on DFA!
Big thanks in advance!

Posted by Ron Gilbert on May 24, 2012 ten past noon

This is anything but a jump�n�run. Don't underestimate it's pure adventure gameness.

Posted by Andrea on May 24, 2012 half past noon

Great, let everybody see how adventure games should evolve!
I totally trust you. I used to be a point'n'click purist, but after Psychonauts and Stacking I learned that adventure games aren't about pointing and clicking, they're just about plot, narration and adventure itself.
Oh, and some recent point'n'click adventures suck so bad so... bring it on!

Posted by Shinetop on May 24, 2012 twenty to four pm

That's right, I consider ICO an adventure game but not Limbo or Portal, strange uh?

Posted by k0SH on May 24, 2012 twenty five to one pm

Thanks for the quick reply Ron :-)
You always started a meditation about "What is an Adventure Game?" months ago. Liked that.
So, if you categorize Limbo as an adventure than we definitely have one with The Cave.
Limob was a great experience but no adventure game.
More a brain game jump�n�run (like The Cave? :-) ).
But it looks like huge fun so happy to play it asap!
And besides that I�m looking forward to the real next classic DF adventure game - DFA :-)

Posted by k0SH on May 24, 2012 five past one pm

btw: SEGA thinks you�re working on a jump�n�run as well ;-) :
"Das kniffelige Jump'n'Run wird Anfang 2013 f�r Konsolen und PC erscheinen." (source German SEGA YT-channel).

But fine with me if you fooled them for getting the budget ;-)

Posted by Sworcerer on Jul 15, 2012 quarter past three pm

It's soothing to know even Ron Gilbert, master of adventures heavy with dialogues has trouble differentiating between it's and its.

Posted by UQRAX on May 24, 2012 twenty past noon

Looks awesome, very interesting. Looking forward to seeing how this plays. I love adventure games. And Lost Vikings was epic.

I lolled at the title too. During the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter Completion Party � people were talking about Ron being in his man-cave. Har.

Posted by Landon on May 24, 2012 twenty five past noon

Posted by Kamran Draeger on May 24, 2012 twenty five to one pm

Xbigygames has a piece, already speculating what could come http://xbigygames.com/double-fines-the-cave-taking-players-to-new-dimensions/

Posted by Dant on May 24, 2012 twenty five to one pm

I wrote up a preview over on Gamezebo as well, if you wanted to add it to the list :)

http://www.gamezebo.com/games/cave/preview

Posted by arensb on May 24, 2012 twenty past one pm

What's this? An Adventure game set in a cave? Will there be a location marked "Y2"? Will saying "xyzzy" do anything?

Posted by jorge on May 24, 2012 quarter to two pm

This lets you play with 42.9% of the characters at once -- just like Maniac Mansion!

Posted by thenox on May 24, 2012 five to two pm

I'm so happy to hear that the game is gonna be an adventure game!


can't wait to play it

Posted by Graham on May 24, 2012 two pm

Pretty neat litte summary over at Twinfinite.net if you haven't seen it already!

http://twinfinite.net/blog/2012/05/24/news-sega-to-publish-new-double-fine-game/

Posted by thenox on May 24, 2012 ten to three pm

PS: In the trailer we see "the ceiling mounted laser cannon that is going to hurt like hell" :), posted as a concept-art a few months ago

Posted by thenox on May 24, 2012 ten past three pm

I'm so sorry I don't speach German. Looks like a lot of cool stuff!

Posted by Chris on May 24, 2012 twenty past three pm

Awesome!

What are the chances of getting a boxed version for the PC with cover art by Steve Purcell? :)

Posted by Andrea on May 25, 2012 quarter past two am

Good question mate! I'm afraid we won't have it, I also would have loved a Deathspank 1 & 2 boxed version (let's leave The Baconing alone, that one is garbage)

Posted by Chris on May 26, 2012 twenty past two pm

I'd also like boxes for DS 1 & 2. I guess lit never hurts to ask.

I figure if some of the indie developers are able to offer up a limited boxed versions of their games, then it wouldn't be out of reach from a larger publisher.

http://homehorror.com/#preorder

http://indiegames.com/2012/04/locomalitos_games_available_in.html

Anyways, I can only dream. :)  If anything, I'll just have to make my own box. I just printed out posters for all the old Lucas Art games... I hope I'm not breaking some law? :O

Posted by Pablo on May 24, 2012 twenty to four pm

No mac version? :(

Posted by Brent on May 30, 2012 five to three pm

Yes, why no Mac version?? I bought all DeathSpank episodes on the Mac App Store and I want to buy The Cave on there too!

Posted by Lucas on Jul 15, 2012 ten past three pm

What, no love for the Mac?? I know there are less Macs than PCs or consoles out in the wild, but there must be a way to justify porting it for the Mac, after all it could be monetized through the Mac App Store just like DeathSpank was!!

Posted by Martijn on May 24, 2012 twenty five to five pm

Looks awesome Ron, congrats! Wrap party and on to the Kickstarter project.

Posted by Mxy on May 25, 2012 twenty five past midnight

If this doesn't come out for Wii I'm gonna have to buy a better computer. Looks amazing.

Posted by Roland Austinat on May 25, 2012 quarter past two am

Here's another one in German. And yes, I was actually there last night. Nice sandwiches. And those cookies. Man, these were tasty. The game looks tasty too. And sultry.

http://www.gamersglobal.de/angetestet/the-cave

Posted by Mdrop on May 25, 2012 five to four am

Ron, many many many compliment for your New Game!!!

I follow you since Maniac Mansion on my C64 (o my GOD I was a kid!!!) and I have never lost one of your games. Litterally I grow up with your games.
Monkey duology (1&2) was such a defining experience.

...I still believe that there is one alternative and better reality where people have enjoyed Your TRUE Monkey 3 as well as Star Wars Sequel trilogy... Well, and many other goods and importants things...

Can wait for "The Cave"!!!
Ron, you will have my money, as always!!!

Posted by Kotzi on May 25, 2012 half past one pm

Hi, here's one in Spanish: http://www.martillogammer.com/736/the-cave-o-como-hacer-una-aventura-magica/
The game looks great, we can't wait! :D

Posted by George on May 26, 2012 twenty five past two pm

Can't wait Ron. :)

Posted by Johnny99 on May 28, 2012 twenty five past one am

Is there any influence by Sega in the production of this game?

Posted by King gamer on May 31, 2012 five to nine am

not sure but I dont think sega will be involved in it, aren't they busy with other games at the moment?

Posted by Nephilim on May 29, 2012 twenty to one am

Hi all you grumpy gamers ;)

As a huge fan of Monkey Island and Ron's work in general, I was happy to learn about an exhibition about video games in the Smithsonian American Art museum. Sorry if this might have been mentioned by someone else already. In this case I just missed it - then just ignore my post ;)

The exhibition is about video games of the past and present and about their connection to art. There's an article and a short photo series about it in a German online news magazine, and one photo features Monkey Island.

I laughed out loud when I saw the photo of two guys looking at Monkey Island as if it was a painting of Leonardo da Vinci. It seems that video game art is finally getting the attention it deserves.

I'm pretty sure these pictures are somehow copyrighted, so I'm just posting a link to the article and that one specific photo.

Picture

German article

Greetings,

Nephilim

Posted by Fan on May 30, 2012 five past four am

Can't wait Mr. Gilbert, can't wait!

Posted by David T. Marchand on Jun 2, 2012 twenty past seven pm

How can I believe you'll make a proper adventure game if I can't even read your first article on them?! How will I ever trust you if you're deleting that stuff?! How can I stop being so upset about stupid little stuff like this?! I need help!

Posted by Mark on Jun 7, 2012 twenty five past four am

Mister Gilbert, The Cave will be compatible with Microsoft Durango?
Thank you for your info.

Posted by yayo on Jun 7, 2012 twenty five past eleven am

no pirates?
why the heck...?

Posted by Ken and Roberta on Jun 12, 2012 twenty past eleven am

Limbo... ANYONE?

Posted by Gabarts on Jun 25, 2012 half past four am

Incredible design, artwork. Ron, you and your team are genius. Monkey Island IS the best videogame in history and the art style for this game reminds me a lot the Guybrush world.

Posted by Argentina on Nov 12, 2012 twenty past ten pm

Hi Ron, i play your games when i was a kid, i'm from 1982 so i have 10 years or so when i first play maniac mansion and monkey island, and it was amazing for my mind enter in those worlds. Now i'm a musician but back then i was crazy about programing in basic and my dream was program some game as yours. Anyway the thing is that all the monkey, maniac and indiana jones i played were pirated, yes, i know it's wrong but i was only 10 and i spent all the money i could get in that pirated copies. So, i grow up and i became and pop musician and now i would love to compensate the art you gave me and inspired me with mine. : ) If your intresting email me and i'll send you the link to download the album.


Saludos, tomas


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