Tales of Monkey Island

Platform(s): PC, Wii
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: LucasArts
Developer: Telltale Games
Release Date: July 7, 2009

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'Tales of Monkey Island' (ALL) Game Designer for a Day Contest Winner

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2009 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT

Tales of Monkey Island brings the adventures of pirate Guybrush Threepwood into a new era with an explosive storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled during the course of the five-episode saga. While battling his nemesis, the evil pirate LeChuck, Guybrush accidentally unleashes an insidious voodoo pox that threatens to transform the buccaneers of the Caribbean into unruly pirate monsters.

Telltale's Tales of Monkey Island brings the adventures of pirate Guybrush Threepwood into a new era with an explosive storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled during the course of the five-episode saga. While battling his nemesis, the evil pirate LeChuck, Guybrush accidentally unleashes an insidious voodoo pox that threatens to transform the buccaneers of the Caribbean into unruly pirate monsters. Players will experience the humor, romance, and swashbuckling action the Monkey Island games are famous for and unravel an insidious plot which is revealed across the course of the series.

The worldwide contest attracted more than 4,400 entries and gave fans the chance to write a line of dialogue for the fourth game of the five month long Tales of Monkey Island episodic series.   

Given the set up of accusing Monkey Island lead character Guybrush Threepwood of wrongdoing, Liz wrote “He dug up my perfectly good X!” Now we’re all left to wonder how this could possibly get worked into a game scenario.

"I've been a fan of the Monkey Island series and Telltale for a long time now, and it's an honor to have my line chosen," said Johnston. "The guys behind the game at Telltale love fan involvement, and I think it’s very cool that I’ll be hearing my line so quickly because the games are developed episodically.”  

As part of the prize package, Liz was flown to this year’s Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle earlier this month where she was officially announced as the contest’s winner during Telltale’s annual “Make a Scene” panel. Liz also met with the Telltale’s design director Dave Grossman, Tales of Monkey Island co-lead designer Mark Darin, and the voice of Guybrush Threepwood himself, Dominic Armato, to discuss how Guybrush will respond to this heinous accusation.

Features

  • A five-part saga with an intriguing storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled as it unfolds
  • Series favorites Guybrush, LeChuck, Elaine, and the Voodoo Lady are joined by a new cast of characters
  • Monthly episode releases on WiiWare and PC (www.telltalegames.com)
  • Streamlined adventure gameplay with all the humor, romance, and swashbuckling excitement that made the franchise famous

The first two of the five Tales of Monkey Island episodes are currently available, with the third chapter releasing this coming Tuesday, September 29. The full series can be purchased for $34.95 on PC at the official website and the WiiWare games are available from the Wii Shop Channel.


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