The Secret of Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert will leave Double Fine Productions just two months following the release of adventure game The Cave, according to a post on his blog.
Gilbert, a game designer and writer best known for his work on Maniac Mansion and the DeathSpank series says he’s not done creating games. “So many games left to be designed,” he wrote.
With the help of his former Hothead Games colleague and DeathSpank Co-Creator Clayton Kauzlaric, Gilbert has been developing an “iOS side project,” titled, “The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match-3 Pirate RPG.”
Gilbert plans to post screenshots of his iOS project on the Grumpy Gamer blog “in the next few days,” and behind-the-scenes pictures from The Cave “over the next few weeks.”
“Good luck, Ron!” Double Fine President Tim Schafer wrote in a Tweet, “Thanks for The Cave!”
Gilbert will give the keynote speech at the Penny Arcade Expo Australia on June 19.
Gilbert joined Double Fine in Sept. 2010.