Deleted Monkey Island content released

Written by Joe Martin

November 11, 2009 // 11:21 a.m.

Tags: #beta #deleted #deleted-monkey-island-content-released #guybrush #lucasarts #monkey-island #special-edition

Pages of deleted content and cut conversations from the original The Secret of Monkey Island have been uncovered by Lucasarts staff working on the recently released The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition and released online.

The removed content was found by Adam Bormann, lead designer of the Monkey Island re-release, who found the content hidden in the code of the original game when he was figuring out how the SCUMM system worked.

"One of the things I worked on was the new hint system, which meant a lot of digging through the old original SCUMM source code to figure out how Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and company were tracking the state of different puzzles and whether Guybrush had completed something or not," wrote Bormann on the LucasArts Workshop blog.

"One thing I quickly noticed was that Ron and Tim had left a lot of notes in the code, explaining why things were the way they were, or putting a date when a certain bug was fixed. This was fascinating to see and read."

"The other thing I noticed is that when they made some changes, they left the original versions of the code in there, but commented out, so that it wouldn’t be used," he finished.

The content itself is mainly built of extra dialog between Guybrush and his crew, as well as a few extra Fester Shinetop lines and two new scenes involving a cannibal ritual and Guybrush looting Melee Island with Meathook. You can read the scenes over at the blog, but make sure you let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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