Trivia Tuesday - The Secret of Monkey Island
In this week's edition of Trivia Tuesday we're featuring another classic adventure game - The Secret of Monkey Island by LucasArts.

The game was released in 1990 with a budget of only $130,000. The original game included code-wheel copy protection (as was common at the time). You had to mix and match pirate faces to assemble names needed in order to play the game.

Last week we wrote about the origin of Sir Graham from King's Quest, but what about Guybrush Threepwood?

"Guybrush got his name from the fact that in DPaint, the art software being used at the time, you saved palettes and other art particulars in files called "brushes", and the one for the guy who was the hero was called the "guybrush". "Threepwood" was decided by a company contest."
Submitted by MobyReed (66) on Apr 29, 20141 comments
Trivia Tuesday
This week we're taking a look at King's Quest, the classic adventure game from Sierra. You may be familiar with the game's main character, Sir Graham. But do you know the origin of the name?

"Sir Graham was so named because of designer Roberta Williams' fondness for graham crackers"

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Submitted by MobyReed (66) on Apr 22, 201426 comments
(Semi)-Weekly Whale - April 11th!
And here's the latest (Semi)-Weekly Whale, rounding up milestones, new additions to the database, and thanks from the Patreon crowdfunding we've been doing of late! Dig in...
Submitted by Simon Carless (1466) on Apr 11, 20140 comments
A new member of the 100k club
Congratulations to Patrick Bregger who is now only the 5th person in MobyGames history to reach the 100,000 point milestone! An incredible achievement.

Thanks to Patrick the MobyGames database is vastly richer with his many thousands of high quality contributions. Including 1,574 games, 1,086 credits, 1,115 pieces of trivia, 1,574 descriptions and much much more.
Submitted by MobyReed (66) on Apr 09, 20148 comments
Thank you Patrons!
A big huge Moby-sized thanks to our first Patrons!

Including: Chris Hayes, Father Jack, Simon Carless, Brave Wave Productions, MK2k, Trixter, netsabes, Rob Caporetto, Smike, Arjon van Dam, Reinhold Hoffmann, Sgt. Nukem, Johan Jönsson, Mike Melanson, Víctor "vEK" Cerezo, Glenn Sugden and Ole Bekkelund.

As a special thanks to our early supporters, the first 100 will also be immortalized as a Founding Patron. Forever listed on MobyGames.com even if you are only a patron for a month.

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Submitted by MobyReed (66) on Apr 09, 20140 comments
Introducing Moby's Trivia Tuesday!
Did you know that Electronic Arts was originally called Amazin' Software?

According to founder Trip Hawkins, "The original name had been Amazin' Software. But I wanted to recognize software as an art form and wanted to change it to SoftArt. But Dan Bricklin of Software Arts asked us not to use that name. So, in October of 1982 I called a meeting of our first twelve employees and our outside marketing agency and we brainstormed and decided to change it to Electronic Arts."

Quote from Gamasutra.
Submitted by MobyReed (66) on Apr 08, 20140 comments