For those among us who grew up playing the point-and-click adventure games for which LucasArts
were renowned in the early 1990s, the name Ron Gilbert will surely ring a bell. Known for his work on the Monkey Island
and Maniac Mansion
franchises, Thimbleweed Park
, Kickstarted in 2014, will be his first game released since The Cave
It sounds that Thimbleweed Park
may take a slightly darker tone than some previous Gilbert adventures, though, judging by the synopsis below:
The game initially follows agents Ray and Reyes as they investigate a body found in the river just outside the town of Thimbleweed Park. Players can freely switch between the two of them and solve puzzles to try and find out who murdered the poor guy under the bridge.
But then things get weird.
There is something going on in Thimbleweed Park and it’s much deeper than a murder. Agents Ray and Reyes are soon joined by Ransome (a clown), Delores (a wannabe game designer), and Franklin (a dead pillow salesman).
Then things get really weird.
Take control of Ransome, Delores, Franklin, Ray, and Reyes to explore each of their stories as they attempt to break into the old abandoned Pillow Factory. Take your time. Explore a massive world. Lose yourself in the mystery. Before the end, it’s going to get even weirder.
Take a look at the trailer for this quirky, point-and-click adventure below:
Thimbleweed Park will arrive on PS4 in just a month's time on August 22nd.