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Solve a Murder (Maybe) in Thimbleweed Park, Coming to PS4 on August 22

Veteran developers pay tribute to classic games and classic mysteries in this upcoming adventure.

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Hello-a-reno. Ron Gilbert writing to you from the rainy city of Seattle. The entire Thimbleweed Park team is excited to announce that Thimbleweed Park will be coming to PS4 on August 22.

Thimbleweed Park is a new and modern classic point-and-click adventure game made by veteran Lucas Games people like myself, Gary Winnick, and David Fox — who created classic games like Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion, and Zak McKraken.

When we say “In a town like Thimbleweed Park, a dead body is the least of your problems,” we mean it. Take a trip down a rabbit hole of murder and mystery inspired by some other modern classics — Twin Peaks, Stephen King, and the X-Files.

The game initially follows agents Ray and Reyes as they investigate a body found in the river just outside the town of Thimbleweed Park. Players can freely switch between the two of them and solve puzzles to try and find out who murdered the poor guy under the bridge.

But then things get weird.

There is something going on in Thimbleweed Park and it’s much deeper than a murder. Agents Ray and Reyes are soon joined by Ransome (a clown), Delores (a wannabe game designer), and Franklin (a dead pillow salesman).

Then things get really weird.

Take control of Ransome, Delores, Franklin, Ray, and Reyes to explore each of their stories as they attempt to break into the old abandoned Pillow Factory. Take your time. Explore a massive world. Lose yourself in the mystery. Before the end, it’s going to get even weirder.

Thimbleweed Park was Kickstarted late in 2014 by a group of passionate backers who love point-and-click adventure games as much as we do.

Ever since the initial launch on March 30, we’ve been hammered with questions about when it’ll be coming to PlayStation. It’s exciting to see that the interest in this game extends far beyond the die-hard adventure game fans who backed it and we’re thrilled to bring Thimbleweed Park to a whole new audience with our PS4 launch on August 22.

We chronicled the two years of development with a development blog we updated several times a week, taking readers through the grueling process of making a game.

For example, you may be wondering how exactly a point and click adventure works on a console, without a mouse. Never fear — we spent a lot of time perfecting the console controls, without losing any of the classic feel that made the adventure games of the 80s and 90s so charming.

So why did Agents Ray and Reyes really come to town? Will Delores get to follow her dreams and make video games? Will Franklin ever get to say goodbye to his daughter? What about Ransome, will he always be such an ***hole? And wait a minute… how come no one seems to care about that dead body under the bridge?

We can’t wait for you to find out.

Ron and the Thimbleweed Park Team

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Stringer2355 said:

July 10th, 7:14 am

Price, Pre Order, Cross Play with Vita ?

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    David Fox said:

    July 10th, 2:16 pm

    No information yet on price or pre-order date. We’ll announce it as soon as we know.

Potter13579 said:

July 10th, 7:20 am

I would totally get this given my love for Monkey Island. Too bad I’m gonna be busy with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy the day it comes out, but still excited regardless :D

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    David Fox said:

    July 10th, 3:30 pm

    Why not both? You’ll probably need a break from all that action and hires pixels.

iREVOLTER said:

July 10th, 8:03 am

Surprised to see that this does not come to Vita. :( Would love a native version instead of Remote Play.

Carlytto said:

July 10th, 8:05 am

Damn, seems like something I would enjoy.

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    David Fox said:

    July 10th, 2:18 pm

    Thanks Carlytto! We’re sure you would (but then, we’re not quite impartial judges).

steeler192 said:

July 10th, 8:40 am

I’m a fan of LucasFilm/LucasArts games and I’d love to play Thimbleweed Park. How much will it cost?

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    David Fox said:

    July 10th, 2:19 pm

    Thanks! No information yet on pricing. We’ll announce as soon as we know.

harv052 said:

July 10th, 11:11 am

Reminds me of Maniac Mansion on the NES! This i’m going to buy!

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    David Fox said:

    July 10th, 2:20 pm

    Yes, not a coincidence because Thimbleweed Park is brought to you by the same team that created Maniac Mansion. And thanks!

andrew_pohuliai said:

July 10th, 11:47 am

That bleep-ing clown had my attention. SOLD! I wish I heard about this game being kickstarted back at the time, I wish I could be one of the backers. Dead body?? meh…

andrew_pohuliai said:

July 10th, 11:49 am

That bleep-ing clown had my attention. SOLD! I wish I heard about this game being kickstarted back in the day, I wish I was one the backers. Dead body?? meh…

Lord_Orpheo said:

July 10th, 12:48 pm

Will be getting.

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    David Fox said:

    July 10th, 2:25 pm

    Thanks Lord Orpheo!

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David Fox said:

July 10th, 2:30 pm

I just wanted to introduce myself here… I’m one of the developers on the Thimbleweed Park team. Some of the others will be posting here as wel, answering questionsl. You can learn more about the team here: https://thimbleweedpark.com/team

    Zak-Ph-McKracken said:

    July 10th, 3:15 pm

    A thrilling, clever and amusant game!

paulogy said:

July 10th, 3:39 pm

Yes! Been looking forward to this ever since I heard of it (Maniac Mansion is one of my favorite games of all time :-) so I’m glad it’s coming to PS4!

And it looks like you can FINALLY use that chainsaw :-D

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    David Fox said:

    July 10th, 3:41 pm

    What chainsaw? What gas? Move along, move along.

gilgamesh21 said:

July 18th, 4:44 am

Ron and or David,

Any news on the Monkey Island front? I really want to be able to play Monkey Island 3 (Curse of Monkey Island) on console. I know you couldn’t make an announcement on such a sensitive issue here, but I sure hope Disney will be a gentleman and get the rites to you in a fair deal.

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