Ron Gilbert is the undoubted king of the point and click adventure. The brains behind LucasArts’ The Secret of Monkey Island series and Manic Mansion has teamed up with Gary Winnick to form Terrible Toybox. After meeting all of their recent kickstarter goals, Ron and Gary are finally in a position to announce the release date for their latest point and click adventure, Thimbleweed Park.
Thimbleweed Park, what do we know? Population: 80 nutcases. It has a haunted hotel, an abandoned circus, a burnt-out pillow factory, toilets that run on vacuum tubes and a dead body pixelating under the bridge. It comes to something when a dead body is the least of your problems. Just what is Thimbleweed Park hiding?
Five people with nothing in common have been drawn into Thimbleweed Park. They don’t know it yet, but they are all deeply connected and in this run down, forgotten town, they’re being watched.
Set in 1987, what can this neo-noir mystery offer in the way of gameplay? The five main characters are all playable and can either work together or work to get on each other’s nerves. The game will offer satisfying puzzles intertwined with a story full of twists and turns. Thimbleweed Park is a vast, yet bizarre, open world that you’ll be able to explore at your own pace in either casual (for our very own Dave) or hard modes. This is no walking simulator.
By the end of a long, strange night in Thimbleweed Park, all questions will be answered and you’ll be faced wondering about everything you thought you knew, and how come nobody seems to care about that dead body? The deeper you go, the weirder it will get.
The game will feature English voice acting with subtitles plus several other european localisation subs upon release. It will follow the usual point and click format of collecting items in your inventory and using these items to solve puzzles. Talk to the locals, find out what you can and help the five characters answer the questions they have.
Thimbleweed Park is scheduled to open it’s gates to the Xbox One community on the 30th of March.