Are you one of those people who longs for the Golden Age of gaming? In terms of die-hard titles, the ‘80s gave out some of the best titles out there, such as Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, and the Indiana Jones series. Well, grab on to your hats, folks, because the point-and-click adventure genre is about to become popular once more. Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the creators of the amazing Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle 2, have just announced that Thimbleweed Park, a groovy point-and-click adventure game will soon be launched on PC and consoles.
Moreover, according to the same statement, it would appear that the game will also receive a mobile version. What is Thimbleweed Park and why is it considered a cornerstone in the history of the genre?
Well, as you remember, a couple of years ago, some great ‘90s style, 8-bit, point-and-click adventure games started to emerge. Probably one of the most successful titles is the episodic The Last Door, described as being a sincere love letter written to one the father of horror, Henry Philip Lovecraft.
However, when cannot move one without mentioning the name of Blackwell Legacy, a blend between the classic Police Quest and Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis. And now, the creators of award-winning Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle 2 have just announced that they intend to go further back to the roots of the point-and-click adventure genre with the launch of Thimbleweed Park, a game riddled with plot twists, dark humor, and lots of clever puzzles.
Now, the plot of Thimbleweed Park revolved around a series of mysterious murders which took place in the town with the same name as the game’s title. Antonio and Angela Reyes, two detectives are sent to investigate these murders. At the same time, Delores Edmund and her brothers gather at her family’s ancestral home to hear her uncle’s will, while Ransome the clown tries to remove a terrible curse and Franklin learns what it feels like to be a ghost.
What’s the connection between these multiple subplots? Well, play the game to find out. Thimbleweed Park is currently available on GOG, Steam, and Xbox One store for PC and console. Furthermore, according to the game’s creators, it will receive a mobile version in the following months.
So, witty dialogues, tons of plot twists, bone-chilling stories, and 8-bit graphics. What more can you ask?
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