Where are they now? - Ron Gilbert (Part 2)

Basically, I don't really have the time tonight to do a new "Where are they now?" post (not to mention I'm starting to feel a bit ill) so instead let's take a look back at one of my earliest "Where are they now?" posts which was posted back on 17 June 2008 (wow, I've been running this blog for more than 6 years!).

How far the humble "Where are they now?" post has come

Back then, the "Where are they now?" post wasn't a regular feature like it is nowadays and I also didn't really have much to say back then either - meaning I had more time to research for the posts yet I didn't have the higher standards I've placed on some of the more recent posts. This was countered by me posting a lot more frequently in the first year of the blog though (so I've perhaps made the switch from quantity to quality - at least I hope so).

Anyway, back to Ron Gilbert. Back in 2008, he was still working on an action, hack 'n' slash RPG called Deathspank. Since then, Deathspank has been released as well as a couple of sequels. He also worked on a platformer game called The Cave which was released in 2013. Both games had the trademark Ron Gilbert humour, but as I mentioned in my 2013 review of The Cave, "I still [didn't] understand why Ron Gilbert [didn't] just make another point 'n' click adventure game!"

Well, my prayers have been answered since towards the end of 2014, he launched a Kickstarter project with artist Gary Winnick to create a new Maniac Mansion-like, retro point 'n' click adventure called Thimbleweed Park. Thimbleweed Park is due for release mid-2016.