About this game
Developer: Ron Gilbert
Content Rating: Teen
Thimbleweed Park is a new classic point & click adventure game by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the creators of Maniac Mansion. Thimbleweed Park was successfully funded on Kickstarter in Dec 2014 and is scheduled to be completed early2017 for Windows, Mac and Linux. Android and iOS will follow soon after.
Critic Reviews9 Reviews
Campbell Bird — Sep 25, 2017
In the heyday of adventure games, players would put up with being stuck and pixel-hunting because–in doing so–they could expect to be rewarded with an interesting story and entertaining characters. Thimbleweed Park is a game that provides very elegant solutions to the mechanical problems of traditional adventure games, but then completely fails to provide any sort of satisfying narrative payoff in return. As a result, Thimbleweed Park is easy to play, but extremely hard to enjoy.
Rob Rich — Sep 25, 2017
Grumpy though I may seem about it, I actually kind of love Thimbleweed Park. It’s got a couple of weak spots, sure, but I’ve got no problem parroting all of the other reviews that have called it a love letter to classic point-and-click adventure games. They were right. So if you like that kind of stuff and you haven’t tried Thimbleweed Park yet for whatever reason, now is as good a time as any to see what the fuss is about.
Christine Chan — Sep 21, 2017
While I've tried out many point-and-click adventure games in the past, not many of them clicked with me. However, Thimbleweed Park seems different, which is probably due to the comedy involved with the characters, dialogue, and story. I also am a sucker for pixel art style games, so of course I had to check this one out when I saw it on the App Store. The interaction system is different and opens up many more possibilities on how you can interact with the world around you, which I love.
Ryan McCaffrey — Mar 30, 2017
You certainly get your $20’s worth out of Thimbleweed Park. The voice cast doesn’t elevate the script in the way they always did in the LucasArts “talky” days, but an enjoyable, self-referential story and hundreds of puzzles to solve make it worthy of a place on your shelf next to Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island.
Shaun Musgrave — Sep 18, 2017
I'm not sure how well my enthusiasm is coming across in my words. I'm still sort of processing the game's story as I write this. I suppose the important thing to say is that I couldn't put Thimbleweed Park down until I finished the whole thing, and while I have some issues with pieces of its narrative and a puzzle or two, I'd still highly recommend the game.
Emily Sowden — Sep 20, 2017
It may look like a normal point-and-click puzzler but Thimbleweed Park is complex, classic, hilarious, and will have you coming back for more.
gamesTM — Jan 19, 2018
The implementation of the verb system is emblematic of the difficulty faced when making a game like this. What do you keep from adventure game history and what do you jettison? When do you modernise and when do you not? If you do modernise, how far do you go? There are missteps in the answers Thimbleweed Park gives to these questions, but it just about gets the balance right. At least, it does if you are part of the audience at which this game is pitched.
Ford James — Mar 31, 2017
Thimbleweed Park has Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick written all over it. It's one of the best point and clicks to come out this side of the millennium, and it's a must-buy for anyone who's familiar with previous games in the SCUMMVM engine. Whenever we got stuck for a while then found the solution, it was always our own fault for missing an item or not picking up on a hint in the dialogue.
Gauthier Andres — Mar 30, 2017
De ces dix heures à se creuser la soupière sur Thimbleweed Park (comptez moitié moins si vous jouez en casual) on ressort séduit, mais pas forcément conquis à la vie à la mort. Comprenez bien que ni la proposition d'énigmes, ni la finesse de son script ne sont en cause : la première est aussi variée que réussie et le second sonne comme une hilarante lettre d'amour à un temps révolu.
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