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The Cave

3 years ago

Feature: From the creator of Monkey Island

Have you played… The Cave?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. There have been a lot of attempts to find a more modern form for the point-and-click adventure. The Cave has the benefit of being designed by Ron Gilbert, the creator of some of the best, with art and animation from the always-good-at-those-particular-things Double…

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7 years ago

Feature: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Ron Gilbert On Being A PC Gamer, What’s Next

The Cave is right around the corner. Well, not literally - unless you live inside a rocky outcropping in the frigid wildness or are being stalked by some kind of sentient, not-completely-immobile cave. But Ron Gilbert's Cave is rapidly nearing its January 2013 release date, and naturally, that raises questions. Fortunately, I was standing right next to the very same Ron Gilbert when those questions…

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Ron Gilbert, Pt. 2: Legacy, Learning, And… Diablo?

Yesterday, I had a chat with the first half of Ron Gilbert about his upcoming descent into madness (and in the game), The Cave. Shortly after, the other half of Ron Gilbert teetered awkwardly into the room, so I decided to speak with it as well. In this very special non-Cave-flavored episode, we discuss goofy adventure game logic, the ups and downs of being inextricably…

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Ron Gilbert Interview, Pt 1: All Things Cave-Related

You should be excited about The Cave. It is, after all, Monkey Island maestro Ron Gilbert's latest brainchild and - startling revelation that brains can have children aside - it looks to be a pleasant reminder that Double Fine's far, far more than just a one-trick Kickstarter pony. Also, and I can't stress this enough, the cave talks. So, after seeing it in action last week,…

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It’s Totally Underground: The Cave’s First Trailer

I recently got to see Ron Gilbert's latest slice of adventure platformer mania, The Cave, in action. It was pretty great. I mean, characters walked and jumped and moved - as though propelled ever onward by the invisible hand of fate or the very visible hand of someone holding a controller. You should've been there. But since you weren't, I desperately struggled to find a way to…

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Feature: Deep, dark secrets

Ron Gilbert’s New Game Revealed: The Cave

Really, there are only two things you need to know about Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion mastermind Ron Gilbert's The Cave: 1) It takes place inside a talking cave. 2) The cave is mysterious. And a bit sultry. "Welcome," the Cave said as the demo began. "Don't let my sultry and mysterious voice startle you." Meanwhile, when asked about the titular magic rock formation's overall…

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