Ron Gilbert Decides To Leave Double Fine And "Plot His Next Move"
It's just time to move on.
Veteran game maker Ron Gilbert has announced his departure from Double Fine Productions so he can "plot his next move" in the industry.
In his blog post, Gilbert thanked his former colleagues and studio founder Tim Schafer, saying it was a "true pleasure to work with everyone one of them." Schafer and Gilbert co-wrote The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2 way back when, and then came back together in 2010 when Gilbert joined Double Fine. This resulted in their most recent production, The Cave, which turned out to be a really solid and entertaining puzzler.
For now, Gilbert intends to keep working with DeathSpank co-creator Clayton Kauzlaric on a new iOS game, Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match-3 Pirate RPG." ...okay, that's a mouthful. He finished by saying there are "so many games left to be designed," so he's obviously not retiring. Let's just hope he returns to making stuff for the PlayStation and Xbox platforms at some point.
3/12/2013 10:40:49 AM Ben Dutka