The late 80s and early 90s were the golden age of point-and-click adventure games. Games by Sierra and Lucasfilm Games like Maniac Mansion, Leisure Suit Larry, Monkey Island, Kings Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, Zak McKracken, Eco Quest, Sam and Max, and The Day of the Tentacle were very popular. Aaaah, those were the days.
Last month Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick brought us those days back! They launched a month-long crowdfunding campaign for a new adventure game on November 18, 2014: Thimbleweed park. In their own words: “It’s like opening a dusty old desk drawer and finding an undiscovered LucasArts adventure game you’ve never played before.”
They raised $626,250 (goal of US$375,000) for a Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS, Xbox One, Playstation and Android version of the game. They released the game on March 30, 2017.
The game has the same interface as the old adventure games, with a verb list and an inventory. During the game, more game characters appear. Just like in games like Maniac Mansion, you can switch between those characters.
Although we didn’t finish the game yet, we give the game five stars in every category.
Website Thimbleweed Park
Release date: March 30, 2017