The Double Fine Game Club is a community run weekly event where interested gamers play through and come together to discuss what they do and don’t like about a particular game (sort of like a book club, but for games). We usually aim to play two or three hours a week, and we normally have somebody streaming the current game so that those who don’t have the game or don’t feel like playing it again can still feel involved.
Starting Saturday 25th August, we’ll be playing through The Secret of Monkey Island a few hours a week and discussing what we do and don’t like both here in this thread, and in the #DFAdventure IRC channel on Foonetic.net. The game club is a very informal weekly chat, and everyone is welcome!
Following on from Machinarium, we’ve worked out a schedule for our next three or four games, starting with The Secret of Monkey Island, one of the most recognised and revered adventure games of all time (and one which has a special connection to Double Fine in that Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer both worked on it)!
Syd (one of the admins of the DFA Backer group on Steam) has volunteered to stream the game for us (link coming soon) at the regular time of 12:00pm noon PDT (click for your timezone). Syd will be streaming a special version of the game that makes use of the original graphics, music from the CD version, and voices from the Special Edition. This is made possible using a tool you can find here.
25th August: Start of game (Stream 1 and 1.5) and general discussion (log).
1st September: Second game session (Stream 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6) and discussion (log).
8th September: Third game session (Stream 3) and discussion ( log).
15th September: Easter egg hunt.
22nd September: Next game: The Journey Down!
ABOUT THE GAME
Guybrush Threepwood arrives on Mêlée Island with hopes of becoming a true pirate in a humorous point and click adventure from LucasArts’ classic era.
Please note that the original version(s) of The Secret of Monkey Island are no longer available. The original artwork and interface is available in the Special Edition by switching to “classic mode”.
For anybody who already owns a copy of (one of) the original version(s), The Secret of Monkey Island can be played on a wide variety of modern systems using ScummVM (this requires the original game files from the CD, DOS floppy or Amiga versions).
The chat can be found here:
IRC Server: irc.foonetic.net
Or click this link to chat in your web browser!