There was never any real question of its success, but Thimbleweed Park, a brand new point-and-click adventure game from industry veterans Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick has been completely funded on Kickstarter within just one week.
The dynamic duo describe their latest project as “the true spiritual successor to Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island” – two classics of the genre, and (conveniently) the two games Gilbert and Winnick are most famous for developing.
Bringing back the old favourite pixel art style, Thimbleweed Park is a murder mystery that promises to “distil” what gamers most love about the genre.
It’s like opening a dusty old desk drawer and finding an undiscovered LucasArts adventure game you’ve never played before.
The normally-grumpy Gilbert admits to being “overwhelmed” by the campaign’s success.
Before launching this Kickstarter, Gary and I debated endlessly if people would want a game that felt like it was made in 1987. A game made at the beginning of the golden era of point & click adventures. I think we have our answer. All 10,000+ of them.
Now that the project’s been funded, the developers are looking to post-target stretch goals. On the table already: Mobile support (both iOS and Android), full voice acting, and translation into extra languages.