Ron Gilbert has been beavering away at a new adventure game over at Tim Schafer’s Double Fine development studio. Ron Gilbert worked on classic adventure games like Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion. His more recent offerings include Death Spank.
The Cave is Gilbert’s new baby, and he’s had the resources of Double Fine at his disposal in order to get the game done. SEGA has picked up publishing rights and the downloadable game will be out on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in “early 2013”.
So what is it about? It’s an adventure game, but it looks like a platformer. You choose three characters out of a roster of seven, and descend into this sentient cave. Yep, the cave is actually alive and will talk to you at times – definitely sounds barmy enough for a Gilbert game.