Veteran developer says he will “pay real actual money” to reclaim his classic IP

Ron Gilbert wants to buy Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion back from Disney

The creator of Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island wants Disney to sell the rights to both series back to him.

Ron Gilbert took to Twitter last night to request that the house of mouse relinquish their hold on both IP following the firm’s decision to pull out of the video games industry – starting with the scrapping of Disney Infinity.

Gilbert developed Maniac Mansion and the first two Monkey Island games in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s, and is currently returning to this style of game design for his crowdfunded adventure Thimbleweed Park.

However, the rights to both series was passed to Disney when the firm purchased LucasFilm and LucasArts in 2012.

Here’s Gilbert’s tweet:

And yes, Gilbert realised he spelled Maniac Mansion wrong, later tweeting that: “I’m incapable of proof reading my own tweets, that’s part of the charm in following me.”

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