Thimbleweed Park Switch announcement incoming, Ron Gilbert teases
06 Jul, 2017
Don’t like point-and-clicks? No problem, make it a point-and-tap instead. Thimbleweed Park will soon be coming to Switch, if this tweet is any indication.
Thimbleweed Park will have a mysterious, currently top-secret announcement next week. Rumour has it that developer Terrible Toybox will announce more console versions of the game. In what might be a daring act of defiance against norm and protocol, brave game designer Ron Gilbert has put out the following tweet showing some absolutely not-meant-to-be-seen footage that the government was probably hiding from you. Have a look.
Vague, cryptic, puzzling clue about our multiple Thimbleweed Park console announcements next week: https://t.co/gpmFwfMlKX
— Ronbrush (@grumpygamer) July 6, 2017
The tweet does say there will be multiple announcements, so it’s possible that the game is also making its way to PS4 and PS Vita. iOS and Android versions of the game are also in development, so we might just see release date announcements for those.
For now, however, we can be sure that the game will definitely be making its way to Nintendo’s latest. The version demoed in the video about looks quite slick and smooth, despite the game’s classic 1990s aesthetic. According to designer Ron Gilbert, the Switch port has been handled internally.
Thimbleweed Park originally released on 30th March this year and quickly gained reputation as a faithful return to point-and-click adventure games of the 80s and 90s, such as The Secret of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion. It’s even got a 1980s narrative theme to seal the deal: a Twin Peaks-esque story that involves a ghost, a clown, a game developer, two agents and weird goings-on.
Here’s a trailer:
Thimbleweed Park is currently available on Steam and GOG.com (PC, Mac and Linux), App Store (Mac only for now), Windows 10 and Xbox One.
Want the same eerie vibe but with a less humour? To Azimuth might do the trick. There’s also the sepia-toned Austrian adventure The Lion’s Song, if you’re looking for something different.