Ron Gilbert Leaves Double Fine

March 12, 2013 -

Ron Gilbert has left Double Fine Productions, according to a blog post on his site Grumpy Gamer. Having finished his work on his most recent project, The Cave, Gilbert has decided that he wants to strike out on his own. Gilbert is best known for creating the Monkey Island series of adventure games and the popular action-RPG series Deathspank.

"Now that The Cave is done and unleashed on an unsuspecting world (ok, we did do a bunch of PR, so it wasn't exactly unsuspecting), it's time for me to move on from Double Fine and plot my next move," write Gilbert.

"I want to thank all the amazing people at Double Fine for all their hard work on The Cave," he continues. "It was a true pleasure to work with every one of them over the past two years. So much fun. I will miss them all. And of course to Tim for creating the opportunity to come there and make The Cave."

As for what Gilbert has planned - at least in the short term, he offers some small details on an iOS title he is fooling around with:

"For the short term, Clayton Kauzlaric and I have been toiling away on another iOS side project that I'm going to focus on over the next few months," writes Gilbert. "It's called Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match-3 Pirate RPG. I'll post some screen shots in the next few days."

"I also have that PAX Australia keynote to write," he continues. "How did I ever let them talk me into doing that. So much fun. So much pain. Maybe I'll just do a 45 minute Q and A session."

image via Grumpy Gamer.


Re: Ron Gilbert Leaves Double Fine

This seems to be the way he operates, moving on after completing a project e.g He left HotHead after getting DeathSpank finished (not that it's a bad thing).

Good luck Ron.


Edit: Eurogamer interview

Re: Ron Gilbert Leaves Double Fine

Wait - what happened/will happen to their KickStarter project?

(Take your money and run, I guess?)

- Left4Dead Why are zombies always eating brains? I want to see zombies that eat toes for a living. Undead-related pun intended.

Re: Ron Gilbert Leaves Double Fine

Ron may have helped a little but I don't think he was actually part of the DFA team, that is his leaving isn't going to derail the project.

Re: Ron Gilbert Leaves Double Fine

Ron had nothing to do with that project, which is still been worked on.

Re: Ron Gilbert Leaves Double Fine

If you mean Double Fine Adventure, it's still being worked on.


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