Monkey Island’s Insult Swordfighting Playable In Browser
“I got this scar on my face during a mighty struggle!”
“I hope now you’ve learned to stop picking your nose.”
Via The Cave designer Ron Gilbert’s Twitter comes the news that no one has been waiting for, but everyone is happy to hear. Insult Swordfighting is the best-loved and best-remembered element of classic LucasArts adventure The Secret of Monkey Island, and it’s now playable in your browser! Take command as protagonist Guybrush Threepwood squares off in a battle of wits against the pirates of Meelee Island, building an arsenal of bon mots and verbal counter-thrusts that were written by creators Gilbert, Tim Schafer, and Dave Grossman, with help from Sci-Fi writer Orson Scott Card, who visited the studio during development. Rarely have writing and game design worked together so harmoniously, or so hilariously. Here’s a pro tip: I am rubber, you are glue” is always the wrong answer.