Back in the day I was really into puppetry and my dream was to work with Jim Henson. In fact, years after most people were done with college I was making plans to attend UConn because they have a puppetry program and I found out Henson & Associates picked a lot of their Muppeteers from that program.
Then Jim Henson died and my dream died with him.
Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer are still alive and one of my current dreams is to work with one or both on an adventure game.
Which is a long-winded way to say, here’s a link to a good article on making adventure games. 🙂