Thimbleweed Park

A point-and-click adventure game created by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick. The players are taken to the titular Thimbleweed Park - once a prosperous business area, now definitely past its prime. The player takes on the roles of five characters in total throughout this adventure and is capable of switching between them at any time. The characters present are a stronger feature of this game - apart from others, the player assumes the role of Ransome - a clown suffering from a curse which makes him unable to get rid of his stage make-up. Franklin is another of the characters the player will be in control of in this game; one day, he (Franklin) discovers that he has died. The player will also assume control of two detectives investigating a case of a body found nearby; Dolores on the other hand, needs to read the testament of her rich uncle. When it comes to the story, the creators mixed a unique taste in humor with different possible endings. All of this is complemented by visuals modeled after LucasArts' classics, as well as an interface resembling the legendary SCUMM system.

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PC / Windows
Game Thimbleweed Park (PC) Cover
Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park | PC

Adventure, point-and-click, 2D, humorous, Kickstarter, indie games

Companies responsible for Thimbleweed Park

Terrible Toybox | game developer

Terrible Toybox | publisher   Official website

Thimbleweed Park release date for PC:

game language:
English

30 March 2017 | Worldwide

30 March 2017 | Europe

30 March 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 8 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 13 players' votes.  

Apple iOS
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Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park | iOS

Thimbleweed Park release date for iOS:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

2018 | Europe PAL

2018 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Android OS
Game Thimbleweed Park (AND) Cover
Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park | Android

Thimbleweed Park release date for Android:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

2018 | Europe PAL

2018 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Thimbleweed Park (XONE) Cover
Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park | XBOX ONE

Thimbleweed Park release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

30 March 2017 | Worldwide

30 March 2017 | Europe PAL

30 March 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Thimbleweed Park for Apple iOS is an old-school point & click adventure game, which pays tribute to classics developed by LucasArts and released at the turn of the 1990s, such as Maniac Mansion. Thimbleweed Park was developed by an independent team led by two veterans of the industry – Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick – they are also the ones behind the success said adventure game once achieved.

Plot & Mechanics

The titular Thimbleweed Park is a town the game is set in. It was once a prosperous business area, but today it is definitely past its prime – not a particularly lively place, which exists without a good purpose. Obviously, an adventure game that makes references to LucasArts' classics should not be gloomy – the humor is provided by bizarre, but also supernatural events, with which the game world is filled; unusual character designs have to be mentioned here as well.

What also builds the atmosphere in Thimbleweed Park for Apple iOS are the five playable characters. At the very beginning, the player is acquainted with two detectives called in to investigate a case of a body found in a river just outside the town. The third character – Dolores, gets acquainted with the testament of her rich uncle. A clown called Ransome, who wanders around a devastated circus suffering from a curse that makes them unable to get rid of the make-up and clothes is the fourth figure. The last character is called Franklin – he wakes up on the 13th floor of the Edmund hotel in Thimbleweed Park, and to his surprise, discovers that he is actually dead.

The player can switch between the characters at any time. The game offers many endings, hundreds of locations for the player to visit, as well as two difficulty levels. Thanks to all of that, Thimbleweed Park offers many hours of gameplay.

Technical aspects

What makes Thimbleweed Park for Apple iOS an old-school game are both its pixelated, 8-bit graphics and an interface resembling the 1980s' products. The Head-Up Display here is extremely similar to the SCUMM system, which was created during the works on Maniac Mansion and used in many other games developed by LucasArts.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

Thimbleweed Park launch trailer

Thimbleweed Park launch trailer | 2:36

Zwiastun na premierę Thimbleweed Park, oldskulowej przygodówki point-and-click, która stanowi pierwszy wspólny projekt Rona Gilberta i Gary’ego Winnicka od czasu stworzenia Maniac Mansion w 1987 roku.

Thimbleweed Park Game Guide

game guide 04 October 2017

Thimbleweed Park game guide a complex walkthrough which explains in detail how to complete the game. You will find solutions to all puzzles completed on the highest difficulty level.

Meet a grumpy clown in this new Thimbleweed Park trailer

News 20 January 2017 14:13

"In a town like Thimbleweed Park, a dead body is the least of your problems."

Ron Gilbert’s classic adventure game Thimbleweed Park gets a new trailer

News 18 August 2016 13:38

While the visitors at gamescom 2016 can have a hands-on experience with Thimbleweed Park demo, those who are left home can enjoy a new story trailer for Ron Gilbert's upcoming adventure game.