Ron Gilbert leaves Double Fine

Monkey Island creator leaves Double Fine, says there are "so many games left to be designed."

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Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert has announced he is leaving Double Fine, the studio created by frequent collaborator Tim Schafer.

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Gilbert joined Double Fine in September 2010 and worked with the studio to create The Cave.

With The Cave out of the way, Gilbert announced on his blog that it was "time for me to move on from Double Fine and plot my next move."

"So many games left to be designed," Gilbert added.

Gilbert also took the opportunity to thank everyone at Double Fine for their work on The Cave. "I want to thank all the amazing people at Double Fine for all their hard work on The Cave. It was a true pleasure to work with every one of them over the past two years. So much fun. I will miss them all. And of course to Tim for creating the opportunity to come there and make The Cave."

Speaking about his next project, Gilbert said he was working with Deathspank co-creator Clayton Kauzlariac to release the iOS game Scurvy Scallywags in the Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match-3 Pirate RPG. Screenshots of the game were promised to be released "in the next few days."

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