Monkey Island
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A group of MS-DOS fans have got together to translate the Czech Monkey Island fangame, The Secret of Donkey Island, into English for the very first time, on account of its 29th anniversary.

The translation was the work of emmxyzzy who announced the new version of the game on Twitter earlier this week. She was responsible for translating the text in the game, while another individual named Sonneveld created the tools to make it possible.

The parody, which takes place shortly after the events of the first game, sees Guybrush get shipwrecked on an unknown island and have to contend with LeGek, the evil brother of the fearsome pirate LeChuck. It was originally created by Czech game developers Jarek Kolar and Petr Vlček (under the Pterodon Software brand) and was released back in June 1994 for MS-DOS.

What makes this particular fangame so significant is that it was one of the first point-and-click adventure games available in Czech and also one of the first commercially available Czech games for MS-DOS computers. At the time, a company called Vochozka Trading distributed the game, selling roughly 2000 copies for 240 crowns each.

You can download the game now from The Secret of Donkey Island website, or play it in your browser if you want to experience this obscure piece of Czech video game history.