Ever thought of heading back in time just to play some of the coolest point-and-click adventure games released by companies such as Sierra and Lucas Arts? Well, installing an MS-DOS emulator on your PC such as DosBox or Scumm VM is one way to do it, but how about playing something new, refreshing, and following the same time-honored recipe as passed down by the creators of the genre?
If the idea of playing a refreshing 8-bit style point-and-click adventure game sounds enticing, then you will be absolutely thrilled to find out that Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the think-tank behind Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle 2 have joined forces to create the ’90s inspired point-and-click adventure game.
Introduces Thimbleweed Park, a unique detective story created by Terrible ToyBox with the help of a Kickstarter account. If we were to describe Thimbleweed Park, we would have to say that it’s an uncanny combination between The Blackwell Legacy, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, the Police Quest series, and Full Throttle’s twisted sense of humor.
Gilbert and Winnick declare that after spending a couple of years working on the game, Thimbleweed Park is now finished and just waiting to be download. So, if you were one of those people who grew out with Sierra and Lucas Arts’ point-and-click adventure games, you should definitely hop on your Xbox One, Steam or GOG account and buy the game.
What’s even more awesome is the fact that Thimbleweed Park will soon be available for smartphones as well. So, what should we expect in terms of gameplay?
Because Gilbert and Winnick wanted to go back to the genre’s root, everybody about the game like user interface, dialogues, plot, characters, and the way the player interacts with the environment have been designed to mirror the so-called Golden Age of Pc Gaming.
Opting for the less-polished action’s menu like in Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Gilbert and Winnick have woven a breathtaking and bone-chilling story which includes a mysterious murder, a bipolar clown, a ghost who desperately wants to talk to his daughter, a rich family waiting to discover the contents of a man’s will, and a 20-year-old mystery that surrounds a burned down factory.
Of course, the players won’t need any kind of MS-DOS emulators in order to run Thimbleweed Park, since the game has been optimized to run on modern-day PCs and consoles.
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