Let’s Talk Video Games and the Funny, with Ron Gilbert

Posted by | July 17, 2012

Ron Gilbert is the fellow behind such gaming classics as Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island, and a force lurking under the stage of a great many other games. His signature is humor, and he’s a master at putting the funny into games. Check out this interview with Ron Gilbert as he talks about how to set up a joke in a game, what works and what doesn’t, and how game developers have to make games for themselves instead of their audience. Truth and wisdom, folks. The Gameological Society has the story.


1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    July 17, 2012 12:11 pm

    Humor in games is tricky because the developer only controls half the experience. The gamer controls the rest. How do you set up a joke when the gamer might stumble across the punchline in ten seconds, ten minutes, or never?

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