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The Production Secrets of 'Return to Monkey Island'

Jenn Sandercock  (Producer, Inquisiment & Terrible Toybox)

Location: Room 2005, West Hall

Date: Thursday, March 23

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Gain production insights from Return to Monkey Island's lead producer, Jenn Sandercock, about the two-year development cycle, working with an iconic IP, and building a no-crunch, fully remote team of 25 people in absolute secrecy. Learn the skills that allowed Return to Monkey Island to be completely playable within the first four months of development and the iterative process that followed.

This talk is not a postmortem. It's a shipload of production-focused tips and techniques in small, digestible, rapid-fire, and actionable nuggets. All the tips will come with detailed, concrete examples of how we implemented them. Jenn will share internal Notion databases of tasks and art assets, cutscene pipeline details, meeting essentials, remote team building ideas like watercoolers, and more.


Attendees will receive a checklist of tips to implement immediately that will help build a better project, remote team, and game.

Intended Audience

This is for producers of all experience levels, adventure game developers, indie developers, and people building remote teams.