I plan to write this news piece under the assumption that you hadn’t already forgotten that Thimbleweed Park is a thing that’s happening. Because I totally, definitely, 100% hadn’t forgotten about it, and I’m just making sure you hadn’t either. It’s not like my memory needed to be jolted by the appearance of a fresh trailer for the new point-and-click adventure game from Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the minds behind Maniac Mansion, one of my favourite games of all time. I mean really, whose brain forgets about something this huge? Not me, that’s who. No, I’m not lying. Why would I lie about not forgetting something so hot-damn important? I think you’re the one whose memory has turned upside down and is slowly going mad, and you’re just trying to shift the attention to me.
What? Why’re you laughing?
Oh shut up.
ANYWAY. As I said above, there’s a new trailer for Thimbleweed Park, the “true spiritual successor” to Maniac Mansion, and it focuses on the character of Agent Ray. She’s just one of the game’s five playable protagonists. As promised by its developers, the trailer does a good job of showing how the game will “poke fun at Twin Peaks, True Detective and The X-Files, with a little Stephen King thrown in just for fun”. It’s looking great, and I already like its sense of humour. Watch:
If you want to know more, here’s how the game is described:
“Thimbleweed Park is the curious story of two washed up federal agents called in to investigate a dead body found in the river just outside of town, bloated and pixelated from a death some too soon. 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 stinks of a desperate longing to be what it once was.”