Taking three years to develop after a successful Kickstarter, Thimbleweed Park harkens to a time where point-and-click adventure games dominated the video game scene. As the player, you take control of a variety of characters, collecting items, making observations, and trying to solve a murder.
For those curious, you can download it for free in the Epic Games Store. The game is meta in being nostalgic for long time fans of the genre. This is clear with an option called, “Annoying in-game jokes.” If you played any previous Ron Gilbert games, be sure to enable it. This option is a recent addition. The game creators, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, are fond of constant in-game references. See Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island.
You may notice that the game uses a classic pixel art style, thanks to Octavi Navarro, the artist for Thimbleweed Park and creator of Pixels Huh. Be sure to check out Octavi’s work and consider supporting him on his Patreon. If you’re unsure as to whether the investment is worth it, check out these super cool timelapse of his work.
Download the game for free from Epic Games Store while you can or check out the game trailer below.