‘The Cave’ Creator Ron Gilbert Leaves Double Fine

The maker of Monkey Island and the recently released The Cave, Ron Gilbert, has announced his departure from Double Fine.

“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,” wrote Gilbert on his public blog, Grumpy Gamer.

“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.”

Anyone who’s paid attention to the developments at Double Fine shouldn’t be too shocked by his departure, as Gilbert had joined the studio in 2010 at the invitation of the studio’s founder Tim Schafer, with whom he had collaborated on Day of the Tentacle in the 90s.

Beyond his work on The Cave, Ron Gilbert is currently working on an iOS title called “Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match-3 Pirate RPG.” I wish I was making this up.

The developer promises to release some artwork for The Cave in the coming weeks.

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1 Comment on ‘The Cave’ Creator Ron Gilbert Leaves Double Fine


On March 12, 2013 at 2:42 am

Wasn’t he supposed to pitch in during the production of Double Fine Adventures? Or has he already done his part on that game?