A mystery-comedy-noir point-and-click adventure game from former LucasArts Games developers, including the creators of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, Thimbleweed Park is releasing on August 22 for PlayStation 4, Terrible Toybox has announced.
Game Designer Ron Gilbert discussed Thimbleweed Park, which is inspired by Twin Peaks 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.
If you’re worried about how a point-and-click game will work on PS4, Gilbert said, “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.”
Thimbleweed Park was successfully Kickstarted in 2014, and launched earlier this year on PC, priced at $19.99 USD. So far, the Steam user reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
A PS4 price wasn’t given today.