I know there are people here who like point-and-click Adventure games, and you probably already heard of this, but I'm really excited about a new game from Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert. Here's the video for it.
I know I am! I donated to the cause on kick starter to get the game when it becomes released. I'm a big fan of Double Fine games and some of the original team members were on the teams for the LucasArts point in click adventure games which I loved!
I'm pretty sure the next time I throw money at him, I'll actually get The Secret of Monkey Island on Steam. I'd honestly like to see them do more Brutal Legend type stuff, if anything. Should I happen upon large quantities of expendable currency, I would spare some for his awesome cause.
MP83, those two things are all I need to know to get very much excited. I love the LucasArts adventure games and those guys are the best at doing those games. Ron Gilbert practically invented the genre with Maniac Mansion, and created two of my favorite games ever, Monkey Island 1 and 2. And Tim Schafer's the guy responsible for Grim Fandango, Full Throttle and Day of the Tentacle!
I didn't play the other games from Double Fine, but I'm looking forward to play Psychonauts, which I hear is pretty good.
And Unsavory, I really recommend getting the Monkey Island remakes. The art's great (specially on MI2), and the voices make the games even funnier than they already were.
*nods* Considering how much I loved the Tales of Monkey Island, as backwards as it is, I'm definitely going for the rest of the MI games at some point.
As far as Day of the Tentacle is concerned... the only thing that I can think of, with any amount of semblance, is Zombies Ate My Neighbors (I have no idea who in LucasArts came up with it, but it's one of my many fond childhood memories). Which had a pseudo-sequel (a pseuquel?) called Ghoul Patrol. Anyway, those games were awesome, and I'd love to see more of that in the future.
Monkey Island 1 and 2 are even more backwards than Tales, since the remakes were made on top of the original engines (you can switch from the new to the old version with the press of a button while you play), but they're also even more absurd and hilarious than Tales.
I never played Zombies Ate My Neighbours, but I plan on playing it whenever I have the time. Seems like a pretty weird and cool concept for a game. Day of the Tentacle's great, if you never played it, really a gem from that era, and it plays perfectly on ScummVM.
Sounds like I'll have to seek out Day of the Tentacle then sometime. I was a huge fan of the original Maniac Mansion for both PC and NES and the other LucasArts adventures such as Monkey Island, Loom, Zak McKraken.
And wow, definitely try Psychonauts sometimes! That is one incredible game. I loved every second of the game and it's one of the funniest and charming games I've ever played period.
Day of the Tentacle's a bit like its predecessor, Maniac Mansion, where you take control of three guys. There's even a returning character, Bernard, the nerd. The difference is that each character gets stranded in a different time era. My favorite line's when you try to get Oggie, the fat roadie, to do something he shouldn't, and he drawls "I don't wanna".
And I'll definitely play Psychonauts one of these days. It seems pretty nice.