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Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy is hosted by io9, and this episode features an interview with Ron Gilbert, co-creator of Monkey Island

Ron Gilbert, creator of The Secret of Monkey Island video game, joins us this week on io9’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast to talk about the Monkey Island series, fantasy marauding game Deathspank, and parodies of adventure games.

Episode #27 — Ron Gilbert

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

Some of my favourite snippets from the show notes:

03:37 Which two games would Rob Gilbert force Roger Ebert to play?

08:01 Tim Powers’ On Stranger Tides and its influence on the Monkey Island series

09:22 Who are Gilbert’s favorite authors?

19:21 How much redeeming social value do today’s video games have?

27:15 “Why Adventure Games Suck”

38:59 Advice for aspiring Game Designers

51:09 Trial-and-error in Adventure games and the puzzles you could never solve

53:01 Wishbringer

1:01:50 John plays Limbo

So head on over and listen to Episode #27 of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy.