Thimbleweed Park

Platform(s): Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS
Genre: Adventure
Developer: Terrible Toybox
Release Date: March 30, 2017

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'Thimbleweed Park' (ALL) Will Be Free On Epic Games Store Later This Month

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2019 @ 2:19 p.m. PST

Industry legends Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick (creators of Maniac Mansion) return with Thimbleweed Park, a point-and-click adventure in the old-school style with pixelated bobblehead characters, clever puzzles, and verbs.

Thimbleweed Park is a brand new, old-school adventure game by Maniac Mansion creators Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick. 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. When two washed up detectives are called in to investigate a dead body found floating in the river just outside of town... well, that's when things get interesting.

Just after midnight, police discovered a body floating in the river outside of Thimbleweed Park -- a development Police Chief Whitmire has called "perplexing," "mystifying," and "a real head-scratcher." Police at the scene were observed scratching their heads.

Once Axiom Verge, the current free game on the Epic Games Store, has run its course it will be up toThimbleweed Park, which will gratis starting on February 21 until March 7, 2019.

Lacking the resources to tackle such a murder investigation, the Thimbleweed Park police department has reached out to federal agents for assistance. With a preliminary forensic analysis of the body revealing no conclusive evidence, the authorities are now turning to the public in hopes of locating an eyewitness, raising necessary funds, and ultimately finding the killer.

Five people with nothing in common have been drawn to this weird, rundown place. They don't know it yet, but they're deeply connected. And they're being watched.

  • Who is Agent Ray really working for?
  • What does Junior Agent Reyes know about the pillow factory fire?
  • Will the ghost, Franklin, get to speak to his daughter again?
  • Will Ransome the *Beeping* Clown ever become a decent human being?
  • Will aspiring game developer Delores choose her family over her dreams?
  • And most importantly: how come no one cares about that dead body?

By the end of a long, strange night, these questions will be answered -- and you'll understand why in a town like Thimbleweed Park, a dead body is the least of your problems.

With five playable characters, multiple endings, deliciously retro 2D graphics, classic verb-based point & click gameplay, inventory items, and a bizarre comedy storyline swaddled around a grisly murder, Thimbleweed Park is the game that might have immediately followed Maniac Mansion if only Ron hadn't gone off on a pirate kick.

Thimbleweed Park is currently available as digital download on PC (Steam), Xbox One, Switch, and PS4.

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