Ron Gilbert, the creator of The Secret of Monkey Island, has left Double Fine following the release of downloadable title The Cave.
"Now that The Cave
is done and unleashed on an unsuspecting world, it?s time for me to move on from Double Fine and plot my next move. So many games left to be designed," Gilbert wrote on his blog
, where he announced the departure.
The creative joined Tim Schafer's Double Fine studio in September 2010, seemingly as a means to assist the completion of The Cave
and not as part of a permanent position. Nonetheless, Gilbert has expressed that he will miss his temporary colleagues.
"I want to thank all the amazing people at Double Fine for all their hard work on The Cave
. 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 will be doing next? Well, at the moment he's working with Clayton Kauzlaric on an iOS game titled Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match-3 Pirate RPG
. With a name like that, we can't wait to see how that turns out.