Maniac Mansion and The Secret of the Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert has finally published his Kickstarter-backed graphical adventure Thimbleweed Park on the Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux. PlayStation 4, iOS, and Android versions are also expected to be released down the road.
Thimbleweed Park plays with the formula of the classic point-and-click adventures that Gilbert made during his time with LucasArts. The story takes place in a creepy small town very similar to Twin Peaks, loaded with colorful characters, off-beat humor, and references to the older days of the genre.
If you haven’t seen anything on the game, check out the launch trailer below.
Has more of a Zak McKracken feel to it than anything
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders is one of Gilbert’s least celebrated games, but it has a similar off-beat sense of humor to it. The graphics are also somewhat similar. This biggest difference is that Thimbleweed Park has no dead ends or deaths, the leading problems that plagued Zak McKraken and many of the games from the pre-Monkey Island days of the adventure genre.
Gilbert makes it known that you can’t lose this game in the opening scene through a joke, so go about and enjoy the awkward town at your own pace without fear of starting over.
Thimbleweed Park is available today for the PC, Xbox One, Mac, and Linux.