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Twenty-five years ago, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick created the game that introduced the world to 2D point & click adventure games. Maniac Mansion took the computer game world by storm with its compelling story, complex puzzles, cutting edge humor, engaging game play, and provided an entire generation with a new idea of what an adventure game could be.  They launched a Kickstarter in 2014 to create an all new 2D point & click adventure game in the same tradition as Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island, and they were originally asking for $375k – but blew waaaay past that and got up into the $625k they needed to create the iOS and Android versions, as well as recording all the lines of dialog for the entire game (in English).

The new game is Thimbleweed Park, and it cuts to the core of what made classic point & click adventure games so special, and done by the actual people who spawned the genre.

Thimbleweed Park is the curious story of two washed up detectives called in to investigate a dead body found in the river just outside of town. It’s a game where you switch between five playable characters while uncovering the dark, satirical and bizarre world of Thimbleweed Park.

Lost along a dusty stretch of highway, the town of Thimbleweed Park once boasted an opulent hotel, a vibrant business district and the state’s largest pillow factory, but now teeters on the edge of oblivion and continues to exist for no real reason. It’s a town that makes you itch and your skin crawl. It’s a place no one ever looks for, but everyone seems to find.

It’s deep, it’s challenging, it’s funny, and it’s everything you loved about adventure games.

It’s on Steam for Windows, OSX and Linux, as well as GOG and XBox so far. The Android and iOS versions are still on their way.

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