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Return to Monkey Island gets an official Native Linux version

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After a short Beta period, Return to Monkey Island from Terrible Toybox and Devolver Digital now has a Native Linux port available. Sounds like the game is doing well, as said in the announcement: "Thanks to you, loyal customers, Return to Monkey Island is now the fastest-selling Monkey Island game EVER! At least, I think so. My sales data is a little "fuzzy." But let's go with it!".

"It’s been many years since Guybrush Threepwood was last locked in a battle of wits with his nemesis, the zombie pirate LeChuck. His true love, Elaine Marley, has turned her focus away from governing and Guybrush himself is adrift and unfulfilled, having never found the Secret of Monkey Island. Hip, young pirate leaders led by Captain Madison have shuffled the old guard from power, Melee Island has taken a turn for the worse, and famed businessman Stan has been imprisoned for ‘marketing-related crimes’.

Banter with old friends and new faces on familiar islands now under dangerous new leadership. Then, take to the high seas and explore the new and unknown as you work your way out of tough predicaments. Clever puzzles, bizarre situations, and devastating ripostes are all that stand between Guybrush and glory."

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Really great to see them deliver on it just as they said they would for those who appreciate the direct Linux versions.

Features:

  • Return to Point & Click Swashbuckling - Bringing classic point and click gameplay to the modern-day, intrepid pirates will solve puzzles and explore the islands with a clever evolution of classic adventure game controls. Context-sensitive interactions, reactive dialog trees, and an easy-to-use inventory system make pirating a breeze.
  • Embark on Archipelago Adventures - Navigate the sometimes-friendly confines of Melee Island, a familiar place that finds itself under new management by leaders who have put the squeeze on old friends and new faces. Venture out into uncharted lands like the aptly named Terror Island and the chilling outposts of Brrr Muda to make allies and enemies alike.
  • Created by a Legendary Crew - The new chapter in the Monkey Island series marks the return of the iconic series’ creator Ron Gilbert, joined by game co-writer Dave Grossman, art director Rex Crowle (Knights & Bikes, Tearaway) and composers Peter McConnell, Michael Land, and Clint Bajakian (Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge).

You can buy it on Humble Store and Steam.

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kokoko3k 25 Oct
"for those who appreciate the direct Linux versions."
Of course I do!
This means full and proper support.
Also, I wonder if there is a single Gamer on Linux™ out there that does not.
WorMzy 25 Oct
\o/

I just replayed The Secret of Monkey Island. I had hoped to replay the whole series before this dropped, but time got away from me.

In any case. Bought.
Quoting: WorMzy\o/

I just replayed The Secret of Monkey Island. I had hoped to replay the whole series before this dropped, but time got away from me.

In any case. Bought.

I got part way through Curse and ran out of time, too
t3g 26 Oct
This game isn't on GOG. Kinda sucks since the prior games are. :-(
STiAT 26 Oct
I had it already, worked perfectly fine on Proton.

I didn't play it yet though, same problems as the others, want to play the old versions before... But time is lacking.
okasion 26 Oct
This game shows how adventure games weren't a fad, I don't what happened or why, but you can become engrossed with The Return to Monkey Island as you would get with any other game that has a story to tell and there's no grinding. I don't know why it hasn't happened for so many years until this game 10/10 came out. Really makes you think.
Arehandoro 26 Oct
Time for a replay and get all those achievements missed on the first run :D
Cyril 26 Oct
Now waiting for a GOG (or another DRM-Free) release and it would be perfect!
jens 26 Oct
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I’m playing since the beta arrived on Linux. It’s a wonderful game, feels modern and nostalgic at the same time, without overdoing it like initially in Thimbleweed park. Humor and music really matches my taste and also the art style fits perfectly (I had needed may be one minute to get used to it).

Highly recommend!
jens 26 Oct
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Quoting: okasionThis game shows how adventure games weren't a fad, I don't what happened or why, but you can become engrossed with The Return to Monkey Island as you would get with any other game that has a story to tell and there's no grinding. I don't know why it hasn't happened for so many years until this game 10/10 came out. Really makes you think.

Yeah same here. To my own surprise I’m now starting RTMI every time instead of Uncharted 4 :) (I bought both roughly at the same time)


Last edited by jens on 28 October 2022 at 1:53 pm UTC
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