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Thimbleweed Park is like discovering a new game from LucasArts’ heyday

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John Larsen
May 22, 2016 18:00
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The point-and-click adventure was brutally hard, and it would take me years of on-and-off play to figure the entire mansion out.

Successfully Kickstarted in 2014, Thimbleweed Park is a classic-style point-and-click adventure from Maniac Mansion creators and industry vets Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick.

Gilbert and Winnick recently showed off their new creation publicly and spoke to us a bit about the reaction so far.

Thimbleweed Park lets you step into the pixelated shoes of five characters, though you don t get to choose your own team at the outset, like in Maniac Mansion or Gilbert s more recent The Cave.

Despite the difference in tone and setting, Thimbleweed Park still shares similarities with Maniac Mansion: multiple playable characters, the use of selectable verbs and inventory items to solve the tasks at hand, and plenty of humor.

For instance, you can walk using analog thumbsticks instead of clicking around, and the pixel-heavy art style takes advantage of modern graphical techniques to prevent colors from blurring into each other.

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