Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick’s Thimbleweed Park makes a last push for further success.
After only six days on Kickstarter, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick of Maniac Manson fame, achieved its $375k goal. Funds will be going towards the development of a point & click adventure game for PC, Mac, and Linux which follows an ongoing murder investigation. While additional donations have secured full English voice acting, as well as text translations in German, French, Spanish, and Italian. If the total hits $625k before the campaign ends this Thursday, December 18th, Thimbleweed Park will be ported to mobile devices as well.
The game takes place in the small town of Thimbleweed Park in 1987. Once aggrandized with a rich and lavish hotel, a vibrant business district, and a large pillow factory. Now the town is desolate and continues to exist for no reason. When a dead body is found floating down river, two washed up detectives are called in to investigate.
With classic verb-based, 2D point & click gameplay, five playable characters, multiple endings, inventory items, and a bizarre comedic storyline, Thimbleweed Park is the game that may have immediately followed Maniac Mansion.
Gilbert and Winnick promise some perks to contributors of the crowdfunding campaign. Including signed, limited edition retro game boxes, a custom inventory item and an opportunity to be listed in the Thimbleweed Park phone book.