Just To Clarify Point Twelve...

Apr 16, 2013

I just wanted to clarify what I wrote in point Twelve because a lot of people have misunderstood it, probably because I did a crappy job of writing it.

Twelve - It would be called Monkey Island 3a.  All the games after Monkey Island 2 don't exist in my Monkey Island universe. My apologies to the all talented people who worked on them and the people who loved them, but I'd want to pick up where I left off.  Free of baggage.  In a carnival.  That doesn't mean I won't steal some good ideas or characters from other games. I'm not above that.

I loved Curse of Monkey Island.  Jonathan Ackley and Larry Ahern did a masterful job on the game, which is quite a feat given the ending I left them with.  They - and the game - showed nothing but pure respect for the world, and they created some new characters that are just as memorable as the ones in Monkey Island 1 and 2.

When I said "but I'd want to pick up where I left off.  Free of baggage.  In a carnival.",  I meant the very literally.  My story for Monkey Island 3a takes places 2 minutes after the end of Monkey Island 2.  Free of baggage was not meant to imply that I felt Curse of Monkey Island was "baggage", but rather, as I (hypothetically) designed and (hypothetically) wrote Monkey Island 3a, I'd want to be free to take the story where I wanted it to go and not feel compelled to adhere to the games that followed.  If I end up being able to make this game at some point, we all might find that it fits nicely in between Monkey Island 2 and Curse of Monkey Island.

The only thing I objected to in the games that followed was Guybrush and Elaine getting married.  She is too smart for that.

I hope this clarifies what I wrote.

So... when is it out? :)

We can only hope on hope that one day this happens! I never considered the later games canon tbh. just one and two...
Fingers crossed this happens one day!

Bogdan Barbu
What did you think of the other two MI games that you didn't mention? According to Wikipedia, you had some involvement with the Tales of Monkey Island, which I thought were great. Could you comment on that?

There seems to be some unresolved mistery around the Voodoo lady at the end of Tales. Do you have any idea what that was going to be, since we'll probably never find out? I suppose it can be whatever ties 3a to the rest of the series or, if 3a is really between 2 and 3, an opportunity for another game. Just saying. :) You will probably disagree.


I know this is old, but...
I seem to be one of those rare oddballs who loved all the MI games (yes, even Escape, though I think that was the weakest of the lot). I've replayed each and every one of them, some of them several times. Sad, but true. Anyway, just wanted to comment that I'm surprised so many people have such total vehemence for Curse and Tales (less surprised about Escape, but I enjoyed that one too).

I'd love to see an MI3a, though--and if it could slip continuity-wise right between MI2 and MI3, that would be even more awesome....