dark        

Lucasfilm Games creative team reunites for Thimbleweed Park

0

The gas and the chainsaw: Together again for the first time

We were lucky enough to have Ron Gilbert (Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island) on Sup Holmes a few weeks back. Looking back, it looks like Ron may have been utilizing the show for a little pre-kickstarter promotion. Explains why he did the whole show in pixel-face. Fine by me. I'd have his pixel-faced puss on the show every week if I could. 

Ron hinted that he may be working with original Maniac Mansion artist Gary Winnick again soon, but I didn't think it would be this soon. But here we are, looking at a new SCUMM-style game from the creators of the term "cut scene" and the fathers of an entire genre. As a longtime fan of Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken, and the first two Monkey Island games, I'm feeling like this all over again

It's a murder mystery that contain hundreds of locations and puzzles, all centered around Thumbleweed Park, a town that "...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." Sounds like a cross between Twin Peaks and Waiting for Guffman. Outside of Ron getting the rights to make a new Monkey Island game, this is about as close to perfect as it gets for fans of classic Lucasfilm Games.


You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jonathan Holmes
Jonathan HolmesBad Joke Uncle   gamer profile

"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju... more + disclosures


 



Also on destructoid: Thimbleweed Park   (15)   From our database:

  • Thimbleweed Park looks double-dip worthy on Nintendo Switch - Jordan Devore
  • Review: Thimbleweed Park - Kevin McClusky
  • Thimbleweed Park's pretty pixels get a release date - Kevin McClusky
  • The spirit of SCUMM returns in Thimbleweed Park - Kevin McClusky
  • A new look at Ron Gilbert's next point-and-click adventure - Brett Makedonski
  • You can help the creator of Monkey Island test his new game's...voicemail? - Zack Furniss
  • Ron Gilbert's Thimbleweed Park coming to Xbox One, Windows 10 - Kyle MacGregor Burleson
  • Maniac Mansion spiritual successor Thimbleweed Park meets Kickstarter goal - Jordan Devore
  • Lucasfilm Games creative team reunites for Thimbleweed Park - Jonathan Holmes
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Kickstarter #Monkey Island #PC #Top Stories #video

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!

     




     
  •  
     
    spacer