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  1. I’ve always enjoyed how vibrant your rendition of the MI2 box is, but that is definitely looking closer to the original.
  2. yep it keeps hypnotizing her and is why she’s holding the audience hostage I think (I should know this) edit: oh I see there is what looks like an earlier version of the bear in some shots. Is that what you mean? The final game has the blue one seen in some images here.
  3. It seems like Ron had some scenes and moments and a vibe that existed concretely in his head for the third game, and beyond that not much else other than the confidence that chasing those ideas would result in a good game. My guess is that’s how he started on the previous two and it’d worked out well. Not everyone works by plotting out all the details of their world in advance, and basically no one works by figuring out a bunch of symbolism and “what it all means” before putting pen to paper* - interpreting a work is usually a fan or critic’s job - so it seems very likely that nobody knew the answers to these things until the next game was made. *I’m aware that people like Tolkien and Lucas seem to work this way, and their process is legendary among nerds like us, so people who are into nerdy things think that their worldbuilding-and-symbolism-first approach is a normal way to tell a story, but at least historically it’s actually highly irregular!
  4. We keep meaning to but life has gotten in the way. It’s be fun to hang out in melee again so we should do it soon.
  5. The sterner expression was mostly a telltale era thing. Sam with his mouth closed existed in a lot of Steve drawings around that time. But usually he’s more like
  6. Same! Season 3 has been a significantly more rude game to remaster, technically. It did things with the Telltale Tool that are basically unsupported in modern versions that use a more modern rendering pipeline. We have conscripted three ex-Telltale engine/graphics programmers to help bend the modern engine to our will, but it has taken a lot of annoying and uncertain experimentation.
  7. Does the writers cut of Return to Monkey Island have a scene where Eowyn makes Aragorn a gross-tasting soup? If so, I wouldn’t play it.
  8. 👕 I beat #MojoleXtreme #551 and all I got was this stupid t-shirt. 4/6 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤💚 🖤💛🖤🖤💛💚 🖤🖤🖤💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚💚 https://funzone.mixnmojo.com/Mojole/
  9. Anything that depends on animation timing needs to have the voices early, not late. Depending on a games specific needs and production pipeline, voice can happen in many points in production. Odds are good they did all 3 chapters of this a long while back though. My guess is content for an MMO like this needs a lot of testing before release.
  10. Not sure if this is a deep-cut joke or not, but in case it’s not: Hercules is an old 1-bit graphics standard that some of the older games supported, for a black and white mode.
  11. Is that approximately how Return places it too? I always read it as being behind the church like that.
  12. I’m friends with the guy who made the Winamp skin museum and Webamp (Jordan Elderedge) and can put you two in contact if that’d be useful.
  13. 🤷‍♂️ I beat #MojoleXtreme #495 and all I got was this stupid t-shirt. 4/6 🖤💛💛🖤🖤💚 💛💛🖤🖤🖤💚 🖤🖤💚💚🖤💚 💚💚💚💚💚💚 https://funzone.mixnmojo.com/Mojole/
  14. Suggestion: we create a separate spoiler thread for those playing the game.
  15. If you look closely, Sam and Max are inside the max robot fighting the sam kaiju.
  16. Steve posted this piece late last year
  17. Monkey Island Heardle #285 🔊🟩⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ #MonkeyIslandHeardle wish I could go back and play the previous 284 of these!
  18. https://discord.gg/zj3NUDs
  19. Which one did you join? I don’t see you in there
  20. I see both Return and the Sea of Thieves things as two opportunities that came up, where someone was willing to say yes. Those two points existing out in space don’t mean a line has been formed that we can extrapolate an trajectory out from, let alone a slippery slope. Whether you are excited about the Legend event or wary of it or resent it or anything else, it’s still a one-off thing clearly made by people excited to get to do this work. Maybe one day this will all be craven and horrible but that’s not the vibe I get at all right now.
  21. For whatever it’s worth, Escape and Tales both had 3D characters and used the same basic effect as Sea of Thieves for Stan’s coat.
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