If you grew up with those old point-and-click adventure games from LucasArts — games like Day of the Tentacle, The Secret of Monkey Island, and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis — you’d love Thimbleweed Park. Featuring the same artwork and play style seen in the cult title Maniac Mansion, this 2017 game is as close to a throwback to those classic games as you can possibly get.
Thimbleweed Park can best be described as Twin Peaks meets late 80s LucasArts adventure games. Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the creators of Maniac Mansion, collaborate once again to bring gamers a fun and hilarious gaming experience. The writing is top notch and the play style is certainly unique compared to today’s games, so it’s definitely worth checking out — even if you’ve never played any of those LucasArts classics.
Although the game was released only as a digital download, it’s now set to get a physical release for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Limited Run Games currently has listings up for both regular and “Big Box Edition” versions of the game for both consoles, although they’re not on sale yet. They will all go on sale on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10 AM (EST).
Synopsis: October 15, 1987. A dead body is rotting under the bridge, but the 81 (sorry, make that 80) inhabitants of the once proud town of Thimbleweed Park have bigger concerns. The town’s founder recently died under mysterious circumstances. The hotel appears to be haunted. A giant slice of pizza roams the streets. And something sinister is going on behind the locked gate of the burned-out pillow factory at the edge of town — something that could consume us all.
Unfamiliar with Thimbleweed Park? See if it’s something you’d be into by checking out the official trailer below. You can find out more info about the physical release over at Limited Run Games.
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