Maniac Mansion Creators Return With Kickstarter Point ‘N’ Click Adventure ‘Thimbleweed Park’

Thimbleweed-Park-KickstarterIt’s safe to say that it’s been a rather long time since a true traditional 2D point ‘n’ click adventure hit our home computers. Being one of the most popular genres of the late 80s and early 90s, classics such as Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion, and Day of the Tentacle all proved that storytelling and video games can mix in a rather impressive fashion. In an attempt to revive the genre, the creators of many past adventures, Ron Gilbert & Gary Winnick, are back and looking for Kickstarter funding for Thimbleweed Park.

This newly announced title for PC, Mac, and Linux, really throws back to the older generation of titles by featuring a visual style similar to that of Maniac Mansion. Combined with the traditional graphical interface of items and keywords such as ‘Use’, ‘Walk to’, and ‘Look at’, retro gamers can finally revisit the genre as if it never left us.

Also promising to feature the many layers of humour that made many of Gilbert’s classics great, Thimbleweed Park is looking very much like a promising new title due for release in June 2016. As of speaking, the project has raised close to 50% of its $375,000 target. Those interested will be pleased to know that pledges of $20 will secure a digital copy of the game, while adventure game collectors will need to invest a more mighty $150 to get a boxed copy (including a T-shirt, Art Book, and Soundtrack).

Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter Trailer

Link: Thimbleweed Park on Kickstarter



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(Link to this comment) Travesty 2014-11-19 14:17
Actually there have been plenty of commercially released old-school point 'n' click games in recent years. For example Deponia-series (okay it has hd graphics, so not all the way old school), Games released by Wadjet Eye Games (Blackwell series, Resonance, Gemini Rue), Quest For Infamy... But there is always room for more. :)
(Link to this comment) Lord_Santa 2014-11-20 22:04
for those of us who remember; do note that there's both a chainsaw and a gas-can in that screenshot; this alone should be enough reason to back their game (if you ask me)

also, $20 may give you the game, but... $25 will absolve you of all your guilt... for those of us who... may have...had a.... not completely legal version of Maniac Mansion and/or Monkey Island...
(Link to this comment) DarakuTenshi 2014-11-21 15:21
Don't forget the Homestar Runner point and click adventures that were released on the Wii several years back.

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