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A Brief History
In 1998, Miguel and João brought the website to life after playing The Curse of Monkey Island and getting enthralled by its captivating gameplay. Initially, the site was named "Monkey Island Trilogy". However, the name didn't persist for long due to the subsequent announcement of Escape from Monkey Island.
After Escape from Monkey Island was announced, the site was renamed to "The Legend of Monkey Island" and underwent a revamp. It included a left-side navigation menu, common at the time, along with background MIDI music from Goudsoup hotel exterior. News updates were introduced, and the site featured a logo by Bill Tiller, the lead background artist of The Curse of Monkey Island.
In 2001, the website underwent a redesign, adopting a blue color scheme. A new forum was introduced, attracting many visitors, including the previous staff members such as Metallus, mymipage, Carla, and Junior. Additionally, the website was hosted by The International House of Mojo.
In 2004, the website underwent a new design, transitioning to a more mainstream look while maintaining the blue color scheme. It also adopted a slogan: "Where every visit is an adventure." In hindsight, the name proved fitting, given the challenges it encountered with the hosting server.
Another design went live in 2005 and remained the longest-lasting version. In 2010, a small update introduced a new banner to commemorate the announcement of the Special Edition of The Secret of Monkey Island and Tales of Monkey Island. However, around 2012, our hosting had some problems, resulting in the loss of all data, and the website remained inactive for nearly a decade.
The website was resurrected in 2020 during the pandemic. Initially, the idea was to revive the old site as an archive. However, as development progressed, it evolved into something more significant. The new version retained the original content while incorporating responsive design, allowing it to function effectively across various type of devices.
Staff and former Staff
Miguel - Co-Founder and designer of the website.
João - Co-founder of the website. Helped with a big chunk of the content available. Spent hours uploading the website back when it was hosted by Geocities at the end of the 90's. He was very active until early 2000's.
mymipage - He was one of the first staff and started by writing articles and updating the news.
Junior (no longer active) - Along with Carla did most of the interviews on our website. Also helped with the news.
Carla (no longer active) - Did a lot of interviews available on this website and provided fresh news updates.
Metallus (no longer active) - Started as a forum moderator but quickly began updating the news section. He then moved on to work on other websites like The International House of Mouse.