Double Fine Productions has just added another big name to its roster: Ron Gilbert.
Attention fans of adventure games: the band is getting back together. Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer are working together again, now that Schafer has hired Gilbert for a project at Double Fine Productions. Both Schafer and Gilbert (along with Telltale's Dave Grossman) are credited with creating the original Monkey Island titles for LucasArts back when the publisher was renowned for its hysterical adventure games.
While it was recently revealed that Double Fine is working on four titles for THQ, Gilber is apparently going to be working on a different project. Exactly what the game will be has yet to be revealed and/or pitched to a publisher. From the sound of it, though, it sounds like it might be an adventure game, though nothing's certain.
Gilbert talked to Kotaku about the new gig, and hinted what might be in the works. "The old adventure games are something that could come back," he said. "The Monkey Island stuff did very well on the iPad and the re-release on XBLA. I think there are a lot of people who really do enjoy that kind of game. I think they really could come back.
"That's not saying I'm making an adventure game."
Gilbert's latest game was Deathspank, the action-RPG recently released for XBLA and PSN by Hothead Games. Hothead's follow-up, Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue, was launched last week. Both Gilbert and Schafer are known for their smart, goofy senses of humor, so I'm excited to see what the two men come up with.