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Jo Ashburn

Also Known As

  • Captain Tripps
  • Capt. Tripps

Game Credits

Production

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (2009)   (Testing by)
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle (1993)   (Proofreading)
 

Writers

Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle (1993)   (Written by)
 

Quality Assurance

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special ... (2010)   (Proofreading)
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (2009)   (Testing by)
Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing (2001)   (Tester)
Escape from Monkey Island (2000)   (QA Testers)
Star Wars: Force Commander (2000)   (Testers)
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (1999)   (Testers)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)   (Testers)
Grim Fandango (1998)   (Quality Assurance Testers)
The Curse of Monkey Island (1997)   (Testing)
Outlaws (1997)   (Playtesting)
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II (1997)   (Playtesting)
Star Wars: Yoda Stories (1997)   (Additional Testing)
Afterlife (1996)   (Quality Assurance)
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures (1996)   (Testers)
Big Sky Trooper (1995)   (Lead Tester)
The Dig (1995)   (Testers)
Full Throttle (1995)   (Lead Testers)
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle (1993)   (Lead Tester)
Sam & Max Hit the Road (1993)   (Playtesting)
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992)   (Macintosh Testing)
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)   (Mac Testing by)
Loom (1990)   (Tested by)
The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)   (Testers)
 

Public Relations

Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II (1997)   (Marketing)
 

Creative Services

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special ... (2010)   (Proofreading)
Escape from Monkey Island (2000)   (Strategy Guide)
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (1999)   (Manual Written by)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)   (Manual Writers)
Grim Fandango (1998)   (Manual)
The Curse of Monkey Island (1997)   (Manual Writers)
Herc's Adventures (1997)   (Manual Written by)
Outlaws (1997)   (Manual Illustrations/Photos)
Afterlife (1996)   (Documentation)
The Dig (1995)   (Manual written by)
Full Throttle (1995)   (Manual Written by)
Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995)   (Documentation)
Sam & Max Hit the Road (1993)   (Manual)
 

Thanks

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)   (Proofreading)
 

Other

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special ... (2010)   (Proofreading)
The Dig (1995)   (The Dig official player's guide by)
Full Throttle (1995)   (Full Throttle Players Guide)
 


Developer Biography

In 1990, a friend of Jo “Captain Tripps” Ashburn saw a job posting on a computer bulletin board for a games tester at LucasArts Entertainment Company. He called in, left his name, and heard nothing for six months. Then he got a call for an interview, went in, and answered a few questions about what games he had played, if he had ever cheated, and what he liked about them. He was hired on the spot. As all testers at LucasArts, he had to get a nickname. When he showed up, someone thought he looked like Jerry Garcia, and they called him "Captain Trips," which was Jerry’s nickname. He added the extra ‘P’ out of respect for Jerry and so people could tell them apart.

Besides being a game tester, he was a documentation writer, and he has written hint books for Day of the Tentacle and Sam & Max Hit the Road, and co-wrote manuals for Afterlife, The Curse of Monkey Island, Dark Forces, Day of the Tentacle, Jedi Knight, Outlaws, and Sam & Max.

He has also written strategy guides for Afterlife, The Curse of Monkey Island (with Rick Barba), The Dig, Escape from Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (with Rick Barba), and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Last updated: Jan 02, 2009