Ron Gilbert is back in The Cave. That's not to say he's like a troll living in a cave or anything. The game's named The Cave and it is made by Ron Gilbert, of Monkey Island and other LucasArts stuff fame. This time it's publisher SEGA giving Ron money to turn his twisted sense of humor from prose to gameplay, god help us all.

The Cave finds an interesting balance between platformer and adventure game, tasking the player with jumping a group of three different characters through 2D maze-like structures. They'll hunt down important items, solve a myriad of puzzles and do some lighthearted jumping challenges. Ultimately, however, the real challenge is in discovering who these characters are, what The Cave is, and what to make of it all.

Each of the seven playable characters are unique and have their own background story. Starting at The Cave's entrance, these characters will go spelunking and piece by piece put together their memories by reliving certain events from their lives. There be secrets in this cave, secrets only the cave can share, but what's this cave hiding and why may be the biggest secrets of all.

The Cave is a dark comedy that doesn't quite adapt Ron Gilbert's past successes into a modern form, but certainly delivers a unique experience that's both nostalgic and still fun.

[edit] Hardware Info

This game is also known as Unmei no Dōkutsu: The Cave in Japan.

User Reviews


With 'The Cave' finished, Ron Gilbert leaves Double Fine

More games still to create, however

Mar 11, 2013, by Troy Crumley | 2 comments
The Cave's release date rises from the depths, Ron Gilbert spills orange juice on his keyboard

The orange juice thing is just oddly hilarious

Jan 15, 2013, by Rory Young | 0 comments
Monkey Island tweeting and teasing is what Ron Gilbert is all about right now

Guys, it's probably nothing, but maybe it isn't

Dec 03, 2012, by Rory Young | 2 comments
E3 2012 hands-on: The Cave is charming, mysterious and 100% Ron Gilbert

E3 The Cave has layered, deeper meanings, and also a sausage vending machine

Jun 12, 2012, by Rory Young | 2 comments

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Oct 3, 2013 (iPhone)
    • Jan 23, 2013 (PC)
    • Jan 22, 2013 (wii-u)
  • Japan: Aug 28, 2013
  • Europe: Jan 22, 2013
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