On March 30th, the long-awaited indie game Thimbleweed Park launched for Windows, Xbox One, Mac, and Linux. The game comes as the success of a 2014 Kickstarter campaign which succeeded in acquiring more than 15,000 backers.
The crowdfunding campaign was led by Gary Winnick and Ron Gilbert. Since 2014, they raised more than half a million dollars which helped them develop the pixel-art game. Thimbleweed Park combines mystery and adventure in a classic style which makes it enjoyable for many types of players. Its technology is inspired from point-and-click games, such as Monkey Madness or Maniac Mansion.
The game promises retro-style mystery and engaging characters
Besides the style of the game, the gameplay is also meant to keep you entertained. You have five characters you can play with. You choose one for the start, and then you have to switch between them and play each character until you disclose all the mysteries of Thimbleweed Park.
Everything starts with a body hidden under a bridge, belonging to a European tourist who apparently has no links in the community. The mysteries do not stop here. The secret of the body is one only in a series of strange events, including the death of Chuck Edmund, the founder of the city, as well as the disappearance of his brother Franklin.
The places you have to explore add to the gloomy atmosphere of the game. These are an abandoned circus, a factory which has burned down, a haunted hotel, and many others. Some of the characters which come up in the game include Delores Edmund, the heiress of the deserted factory. Things get more exciting when Ransome the Clown comes up, or when two federal agents start intruding in the business.
Thimbleweed Park is available for purchase
The presentation already makes the game seem interesting. We hope that the creators stayed true to their Kickstarter description and will keep on surprising us with hidden mysteries.
“We want Thimbleweed Park to be like an undiscovered classic LucasArts’ adventure game you’d never played before. A game discovered in a dusty old desk that puts a smile on your face and sends a wave of nostalgia through you in the same way it does for us.”
The game can already be purchased from Steam, Xbox One Store, or Mac App Store for only $19.99. It comes with subtitles for German, Italian, Spanish, French, and soon Russian. You can also purchase the soundtrack and several merch items.
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