Mixnmojo.com has posted an interview with Ron Gilbert on his classic adventure games and his latest project, Hulabee Entertainment. Ron Gilbert is, as most of you know, the creator of adventure game classics, such as Maniac Mansion, The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. Here's an excerpt:
I know that Humongous licensed SCUMM, a graphic adventure engine that you helped create at LucasArts, to make its games. Will Hulabee also license SCUMM, or are you using something else?
We created a new development system. SCUMM was a fantastic system, but it's going on 15 years old and was staring to show it's age. The new system is much more flexible and able to grow as technology grows. Plus it was just a lot of fun to be able to start over and code everything from scratch. I had gotten out of programming for a while, so it was fun to get back into it.