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Concept for Ron Gilbert's next game pre-dates Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island

Ron Gilbert's first game with Double Fine is slowly beginning to be revealed, and it looks, well, extremely Ron Gilbert. On his blog, Gilbert released the first two pieces of concept art, showing off two of the game's multiple playable characters: The Scientist and The Mobster.

"Here are a couple of fine pieces of concept art from the game I'm making with the amazing folks at Double Fine. I'm so excited," Gilbert said in a post on his blog. "This is an idea that has been in my head for a long long long time. It predates Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island. It's a game that needed to be made." The character art certainly looks like something Gilbert would have drawn up during the Maniac Mansion days, and we're hoping the gameplay, too, is of a more "classic" variety.

Don't get us wrong, we loved Stacking and Costume Quest, but we really want to see Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer get back into the "rubbing items on other items to solve puzzles" genre. There aren't nearly enough of those anymore.

5 comments

  • Higgins - November 30, 2011 12:29 a.m.

    Oh dear. If this only comes out on consoles, I might finally have to get one. All hail the mighty Two!
  • Lovelost - November 29, 2011 8:08 p.m.

    Holy Crap I am so ready for whatever this game may turn out to be!!!
  • ProfessorChief - November 29, 2011 3:32 p.m.

    Love me some Double Fine. A new point and click adventure from these guys would be awesome. Can't wait to hear more.
  • veryweirdguy - November 29, 2011 11:25 a.m.

    I knew Ron was working with Double Fine, but as more details seep into the public I know I am going to nerd out more and more.
  • thelastdinosaur - November 29, 2011 11:23 a.m.

    So incredibly excited, hadn't heard a thing about this until now. There haven't really been any p+c/aa games that have even come close to the Gilbert/Schafer games from years back.

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