Deleted Monkey Island content found

Read Gilbert and Schafer's offcuts.

Pages of cut dialogue from the original Secret of Monkey Island game have been unearthed and published on the internet.

The man responsible is Adam Bormann, designer of the Special Edition that flooded our Xbox Live Arcade with nostalgia this summer passed.

"One of the things I worked on was the new hint system, which meant a lot of digging through the old original SCUMM source code to figure out how Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and company were tracking the state of different puzzles and whether Guybrush had completed something or not," wrote Bormann on the LucasArts Workshop blog (spotted by Kotaku).

"One thing I quickly noticed was that Ron and Tim had left a lot of notes in the code, explaining why things were the way they were, or putting a date when a certain bug was fixed. This was fascinating to see and read.

"The other thing I noticed is that when they made some changes, they left the original versions of the code in there, but commented out, so that it wouldn’t be used," he added.

The extended dialogue options include extra lines by Fester Shinetop, Guybrush, Elaine, Otis, Meathook, Carla, Stan and Lemonhead. It's worth a read.

Head to the LucasArts Workshop for the full post.

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