Two of the minds behind one of the greatest point-and-click adventure games of all time, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick of Maniac Mansion fame, successfully Kickstarted a brand new adventure game back in November of 2014 called Thimbleweed Park. In March of last year, we got the first trailer which depicted a murder mystery involving a cast of strange characters that takes place in the strange world of Thimbleweed Park. Another new trailer was released in June, and another in August, and then in December we got a video of Thimbleweed Park running on an iPhone. That brings us to today where another new trailer reveals perhaps one of the strangest Thimbleweed Park characters to date: Ransome the *Beeping* Clown.
The more I see of Thimbleweed Park, the more excited I get to play it. The game definitely displays the same type of whimsy as games like Maniac Mansion, including a fairly dark and almost adult tone. Ransome the swearing clown is certainly evidence of that. I also love how there’s a variety of different characters who all have their own motives and whose storylines all seem to intersect with each other. I can’t wait! While no specific release date has been set yet, Gilbert and Winnick state that Thimbleweed Park will be heading to Xbox One, Windows, Mac, and Linux in “a month or two" and I’d imagine the mobile version will be coming at some point (hopefully) not too long after.