Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Monkey Island (it's back!)

LucasArts has announced the Tales of Monkey Island for PC and Wii later this summer - a new game in the Monkey Island series. As if that weren't enough they'll be releasing The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, with new high-res graphics (and the option to play old-school, with the original not-so-high-res graphics).

My God, I don't know what I'm going to do with myself.

These games were household favorites with my kids and were great fun: well-written and challenging enough to be fun without being frustrating. Youngest son was (and is) a particularly big fan, as well as a fan of other LucasArts games in this series: Sam & Max (also back, in a new format).

As an aside, check out ScummVM - an open source application that lets you play a number of LucasArts games (and other games using the "Scumm" game engine) on Linux, Windows and other platforms using the original game data. This is a lot easier than trying to get a DOS game to run.

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