View Full Version : Monkey Island Novel

08-24-2002, 09:32 PM
Ok people. As some of you may or may not know, I love to write. It's something I've always enjoyed doing, and i've been commented on by a few people, as having a talent for it. I believe that's where my future lies, and I'm going to make an effort for that...

Which brings me to the reason for this post. There's two things I wish to ask, all of you...

#1 - Sales for the Monkey Island games. Does anybody have an idea how many games have actually been sold of this franchise? It's a question I've always wondered, haven't found any info though.

and #2 - If I went about doing this - would there be an interest? I mean - would you guys buy a book on Monkey Island to read? I have a story in mind, talking with my friend earlier, and I think we got something good - something real good. The story itself will include characters you haven't seen for a while, as well as a version of the secret of monkey island. Something, I'm not so sure, that's been touched upon. Least, not to my knowledge or sight. I am probably wrong however, but it's different from what I've seen lately.

If something is finished, I'm considering sending it to Corgi books *who published a novel of the Dig, which I own and is sat next to me right now* and hoping to see if anything comes of it.

So, any thoughts, questions, feedback, please ask...

Thanks for your time


08-25-2002, 09:15 AM
I strongly support your ideas. Send it to a publisher. But I wanna preview it first.

08-25-2002, 07:02 PM
Hey dude, thanks for the support.

When I've got some concrete paragraphs put together, and a chapter, I'll be sure to let you all know, and for those interested, I'll email a copy.

Wish me luck..:)


Duck of Doom
08-25-2002, 09:11 PM
go for it dude, a story about MI can't go wrong.:thumbsup:

08-25-2002, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by eliteraywillmot

Wish me luck..:)

Good luck and be sure to present us some results as soon as possible.


08-26-2002, 03:11 AM
Hey dude, thanks for the support.

You've got nothing to thank. I did nothing. I just expessed my wish for this novel to be published. I support the causes of good. That's all.

08-26-2002, 09:50 AM
Yeah, Iíd love to see a new MI fan novel on the Internet. And if you got it published then Iíd definitely buy it!

Duck of Doom
08-26-2002, 08:53 PM
I just had a thoght, whouldn't some lucasarts leagal issues come into play if you try to publish a book based on thier copyrighted characters.

09-06-2002, 08:29 AM
Yeah, writing a book with someone else's copywrited characters isn't a good way to get yourself published. Plus, to be honest, I don't know how well MI would translate into a novel. The solution to most of the puzzles would just sound incredibly random written as a novel.

09-06-2002, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by Scottbrush
The solution to most of the puzzles would just sound incredibly random written as a novel.

Not really. Take a look at these (http://lucasfic.mixnmojo.com/novels.htm) - they work very well. Plus eliteraywillmot will be writing an original peice, without the restrictions set by the game.

And if a Dig novel was made, then surely LucasArts would allow a Monkey Island novel?

09-06-2002, 01:47 PM
The difference is that the Dig novel was written by the guy who wrote a lot of the dialogue for the game. Plus it was obviously developed in co-operation with LEC.

I guess I should read the damn book, seeing that I bought it all...

09-08-2002, 11:47 PM
I thought Orson Scott Card (http://www.mobygames.com/game/credits/gameId,354/) wrote most of the dialogue, which is why I was surprised to see Alan Dean Foster pop up and do the novel.

Also, from the link above, Charles Frederick's Grim Fandango novel is a good demonstration that adventure game novelizations can work.

09-09-2002, 10:38 AM
Ah, right you are. Shows how much I pay attention. ¨