Legendary designers Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert are back together again for the first time since their work on the Monkey Island series some 20 odd years ago -- Schafer has hired Gilbert at his studio Double Fine Productions, though he joked Gilbert is still not getting paid.
Schafer is best known for his work on Psychonauts and Brutal Legend, while Gilbert designed the recent hit Deathspank; both worked on Day of the Tentacle.
While they haven't officially designed together since way back when, they've kept in touch. Schafer was even kind enough to let Gilbert work out of the Double Fine offices at times -- it was actually from this odd relationship that Gilbert was hired on. Schafer says the timing is perfect due to the studio's new focus: working on four smaller projects at once.
And so a new project is going to be headed by Gilbert and assisted by Schafer. No hard details are known beyond that oldschool adventure gamers will like it (Gilbert says the genre could make a comeback, though that doesn't mean this is an adventure game), and it's a big departure from Deathspank but will have Gilbert's trademark humor and confusing ending.
Asked which publisher they'll be going to first, Schafer responds, "I can't say [that], but I can say I try to go to the people who sued us last."