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RtMI is a Mac Game of the Year finalist

The 2023 App Store Award finalists for each of the ten categories were revealed today by the App Store Editors. Among two other games, Return to Monkey Island made it to the final round in the Mac Game of the Year category.

Finalists in the Mac Game of the Year category delivered rich storylines and graphics:
ELEX II, for transporting players to a dynamic Science Fantasy world.
Lies of P, for delivering smooth gameplay with an alternative twist on a classic tale.
Return to Monkey Island, for building on its iconic point-and-click adventure.

The winners will be announced later this month.


Update: Lies of P won the award.

The Curse of Monkey Island 26th Anniversary

The third installment of the Monkey Island series, The Curse of Monkey Island, was released by LucasArts on October 31, 1997. The game featured voice acting, fully animated cutscenes, and a cartoon-like cel animation style for the first time in the series. It was also the last LucasArts game to use the SCUMM engine.


To celebrate its 26th anniversary, I have written a small article that compares the demo and the final version of The Curse of Monkey Island. I have also updated the characters section of the game to include six missing characters and new variations of Guybrush (young Guybrush) and LeChuck (zombie version).

The Lair of LeChuck is now available

The third and last instalment of the Monkey Island crossover in Sea of Thieves is now available.

It's time to set a course for Monkey Island and 'The Lair of LeChuck'! Explore the verdant jungle and volcanic caves of the titular locale, solving puzzles and meeting more classic characters in this thrilling conclusion to Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island.

The third episode in the trilogy of Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island is entitled The Lair of LeChuck. In this instalment the players will able to explore Monkey Island, including the catacombs underneath the monkey head.


Check out our page dedicated to the crossover to learn everything you need to know about it.

Official Return to Monkey Island soundtrack released

The original music of Return to Monkey Island, composed by Michael Land, Peter McConnell, and Clint Bajakian is now available on different streaming platforms. The soundtrack consists of 25 tracks, which have a total duration of about an hour, in 16-Bit CD quality. You can listen to the soundtrack on these platforms:

You can also buy the whole album on iTunes or Amazon.

Second Tale of The Legend of Monkey Island now available

The second instalment of the Monkey Island crossover in Sea of Thieves is now available. In this tale, you'll be able to explore the entire island of Mêlée, complete the Three Trials, join the Circus, zipline using a rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle, and engage in Insult Sword Fighting.


Check out our page dedicated to the crossover to learn everything you need to know about it.

The Sea of Thieves crossover is returning next week

The Monkey Island crossover in Sea of Thieves is returning next week on August 31st and will be called The Quest for Guybrush. This is the second installment out of three, released monthly. In this installment, players will finally be able to explore everything on Mêlée Island. During the first episode, the game was limited to Mêlée town, Mansion, and lookout point.

Return to Monkey Island team goes to devcom

The Developer Conference 2023, also known as devcom, will take place in Cologne from August 20th to 22nd. If you're one of the lucky ones attending either online or in person, there will be a session on August 22nd at 11h30 (local time) called "Beneath The Return to Monkey Island: Panel and AMA with LeCrew" that will include some of the Return to Monkey Island team. The panelists are Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman, David Fox, Zoé Nguyen Thanh, and Rex Crowle. The host of the session is Paul Tonderas.

Return to Monkey Island now available on Mobile

Return to Monkey Island is now available on mobile platforms. It can be downloaded on iOS/iPadOS via the App Store for $9.99/£9.99/9.99€ (USD/GBP/EUR) and on Android via the Google Play for $9.99/£7.99/8.99€ (USD/GBP/EUR).