Book: Die Geheimnisse von Monkey Island

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First edition in German: As sharp as a cutlass!

“Do what you want, but create cool stuff!” – George Lucas on May 1, 1982.

For George Lucas, that was the only goal he set for his twenty young, ambitious, funny, and badly coiffed game designers as a framework for creating their own computer games. Lucasfilm Games ™ and later LucasArts ™ subsequently became a legendary game company, including the release of The Secret of Monkey Island ™ in 1990. The most famous point’n’click adventure game owes its legendary reputation to its gorgeous anachronistic world full of colorful pirates and its humor inspired by Monty Python, but also simply to the fact that it revolutionized an entire genre.

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“Die Geheimnisse von Monkey Island – Auf Kapertour mit Pixel-Piraten!” (“The secrets of Monkey Island – Privateering with pixel-pirates!”) is a tribute to the adventures of Guybrush Threepwood ™, mighty pirate. However, it also wants to tell you in great detail how Monkey Island became a milestone in video game history thanks to its unique storytelling. It also gives you the opportunity to look back at the troubled history of LucasArts and Telltale Games, discover recipes for voodoo grog, learn interactive pirate reggae songs, shine at a swanky party among 40-year-old geeks, and explore sayings as sharp as cutlasses (useful for duels or birthday parties).

Table of contents

  • Preface by Larry Ahern ™: Meandering on Monkey Island
  • Prologue: The adventure according to LucasArts ™
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Lucasfilm Games ™
  • Chapter 2: From interactive narrative to Point&Click ™
  • Chapter 3: Game engine SCUMM ™
  • Chapter 4: Reinvention of the adventure game ™
  • Chapter 5: The Secret of Monkey Island ™
  • Chapter 6: Moving from Lucasfilm Games ™ to LucasArts ™
  • Chapter 7: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge ™
  • Chapter 8: iMUSE™! Interactive reggae music, man!
  • Chapter 9: The end of an era ™
  • Chapter 10: The Curse of Monkey Island ™
  • Chapter 11: Curse of Monkey Island: The Movie ™
  • Chapter 12: Escape from Monkey Island ™
  • Chapter 13: The adventure game is dead! ™
  • Chapter 14: Telltale Games ™
  • Chapter 15: Tales of Monkey Island ™
  • Chapter 16: Monkey Island Special Edition ™
  • Chapter 17: Life and death of LucasArts ™
  • Chapter 18: The secrets of Monkey Island ™
  • Chapter 19: The heritage of Monkey Island ™
  • Chapter 20: Ron Gilbert vs. Disney ™
  • Chapter 21: Return to Monkey Island ™
  • Chapter 22: Ron Gilbert reveals the true secret of Monkey Island!!! ™
  • Chapter 23: Final: So long… ™
  • Appendix 1: Insult Sword Fighting
  • Appendix 2: Mojo-Credits
  • Appendix 3: Plank of Love

Additional information

Weight0,754 kg
Dimensions16 × 24 × 2 cm
Author

Nicolas Deneschau

Edition

premium hardcover book

Scope

280 pages, hardcover

Format

16 Ă— 24 cm

Price

24,90 €

Language

German

Availability

October 15th, 2022

ISBN

978-3-98249-850-8

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