Monkey Island creator announces new point-and-click adventure game

Miss the glory days of old-school adventure games? Well, Thimbleweed Park is here to fill that vapid hole in your very existence.


Ron Gilbert, best known as the creator of Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island, has announced a new point-and-click adventure game called Thimbleweed Park.

Thimbleweed Park tells the story of two washed up detectives that are called in to investigate a dead body found in a local river. Players will be able to switch at any time between five playable characters as they attempt to uncover “the dark, satirical and bizarre world of Thumbleweed Park.”

As you can see from the trailer and screenshots of the game, Thimbleweed Park looks like it takes a page straight out of the book of classic LucasArts adventure games. In fact, that’s precisely what the development team was going for. “It’s like opening a dusty old desk drawer and finding an undiscovered LucasArts adventure game you’ve never played before.”

Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the development of Thimbleweed Park, which will be fully funded if they are able to reach a total of $375,000 in just thirty days. You’ll have to wait quite a while until the game is actually available as it’s expected to release in June 2016. Although, you’ve waited this long for a LucasArts-like game, so what’s another 1 ½ years?

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