SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – September 23, 2009 – Telltale Games has announced that Liz Johnston of British Columbia, Canada is the winner of the Tales of Monkey Island™ “Designer for the Day” contest. The worldwide contest attracted more than 4,400 entries and gave fans the chance to write a line of dialogue for the fourth game of the five month long Tales of Monkey Island episodic series.

Given the set up of accusing Monkey Island lead character Guybrush Threepwood of wrongdoing, Liz wrote “He dug up my perfectly good X!” Now we’re all left to wonder how this could possibly get worked into a game scenario.

“I’ve been a fan of the Monkey Island series and Telltale for a long time now, and it’s an honor to have my line chosen,” said Johnston. “The guys behind the game at Telltale love fan involvement, and I think it’s very cool that I’ll be hearing my line so quickly because the games are developed episodically.”

As part of the prize package, Liz was flown to this year’s Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle earlier this month where she was officially announced as the contest’s winner during Telltale’s annual “Make a Scene” panel. Liz also met with the Telltale’s design director Dave Grossman, Tales of Monkey Island co-lead designer Mark Darin, and the voice of Guybrush Threepwood himself, Dominic Armato, to discuss how Guybrush will respond to this heinous accusation.

The first two of the five Tales of Monkey Island episodes are currently available, with the third chapter releasing this coming Tuesday, September 29. The full series can be purchased for $34.95 on PC at and the WiiWare games are available from the Wii Shop Channel.

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