Die Geheimnisse von Monkey Island – Auf Kapertour mit Pixel-Piraten! (Book, German)
German first edition (from the French): 272 pages, hardcover, thread bound, with extensive appendices.
"Do what you want, but make cool stuff!" was the goal and motto that George Lucas issued to his dozen young, ambitious and badly coiffed designers and programmers on May 1, 1982 for the development of computer games. Lucasfilm Games subsequently became a cult games company, not least because of "The Secret of Monkey Island" (1990): The Western world's most famous point'n'click adventure game owes its legendary reputation to a delightfully nostalgic buccaneer atmosphere, its Monty Python-inspired humor, and simply the fact that it revolutionized an entire genre.
"The Secrets of Monkey Island - On a caper with pixel pirates!" is a tribute to the adventures of Guybrush Threepwood, first wannabe, then mighty pirate. The book describes in great detail, in original sound, memories and anecdotes of the renowned developers, how the "Monkey Island" series was born and became a milestone in game history through unique storytelling. It offers adventure fans the opportunity to look back on the turbulent history of LucasArts, Telltale Games & Co., discover recipes for voodoo grog, sway interactive reggae and shine at an Ü40 nerd party with dueling sayings as sharp as cutlasses!
From the contents
* Foreword by Larry Ahern™: Meandering on Monkey Island.
* Prologue: the adventure according to LucasArts™.
Chapter 1: Lucasfilm Games™.
Chapter 2: From interactive narrative to Point&Click™.
Chapter 3: Game Engine SCUMM™.
Chapter 4: Reinventing the Adventure Game™
Chapter 5: The Secret of Monkey Island™
Chapter 6: 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: The life and death of LucasArts™.
Chapter 18: The Secrets of Monkey Island™.
Chapter 19: The Legacy 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: Finale: So long...™
Appendix 1: Insult Duel
Appendix 2: Mojo Credits
Appendix 3: Plank of Love
German First Edition (from the French): 272 pages, hardcover, thread bound, with extensive appendices.
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