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Ron brings his blog back up and clarifies the new MI

Ron Gilbert took down his blog because the comments section got too many complaints about the new art style. GrumpyGamer, Ron's blog, is now back up with the comments of recent Monkey Island articles disabled and a new post where he clarifies the points written by him in 2013 on a new Monkey Island game. He explains that those points were not promises or commandments.

My point is these were not commandments handed down and etched in stone on a giant tablet. They were just random thoughts about a (then very unlikely) new Monkey Island game.


None of these are promises or anything I owe anybody.


People talk a lot about Monkey Island 3a as if it was the game I would have made after Monkey Island 2 had I stayed at Lucasfilm.

He also discusses the new art style and people's expectations.

I wanted the art in Return to Monkey Island to be provocative, shocking, and not what everyone was expecting. Rex is an amazing creative force and we have a team of incredible artists, animators, sound designers, programmers, and testers all pouring their souls into this game and it's beautiful to see, play, and listen to.

Check out his latest post to read everything he had to say.

Miguel • May 2, 2022 • 2 Comments


May 2, 2022 • 23:20 GMT

Ah man, very saddened for Ron but love the decisions he’s made for the game.
The game will release and no one is going to have an issue with these things.


May 3, 2022 • 11:34 GMT

Yeah, it’s a bit sad Ron got to the point where he had to disable the comments. I sense it was only a vocal minority and the rest are just happy and grateful to finally get a new Monkey Island game. It’s totally acceptable to have a different opinion and not everyone has to like the new art style. The problem is the tone some people used to express their opinion, expecting Ron to work on the game they wanted and not the game Ron wanted to do. People also need to understand that we have only seen an unfinished product which would look a lot different once we get the music and all the animations together.

Personally, I am just happy we will get a new Monkey Island after so many years and that Ron, Disney and Devolver decided to go for it. I also like the new art style and I can’t wait to see more of it.

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