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Thimbleweed Park: A New Classic Point & Click Adventure!

A project in San Francisco, CA by Ron Gilbert & Gary Winnick

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It’s like opening a dusty old desk drawer and finding an undiscovered LucasArts adventure game you’ve never played before.
Backers: 15623
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funded: $626,251 of $375,000
Dates: Nov 18th -> Dec 18th (30 days)
Project By: Ron Gilbert & Gary Winnick
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Latest News

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September 6th - via:
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April 20th - via:
Once upon a time, the world of video games was so obsessed with Nintendo's "Super Mario" series that other companies made platforming games too. Some talented designers missed making quality platform games and decided to strike out on their own with a crowd-funded Kickstarter game, "Yooka-Laylee." (Read More)

Review: Thimbleweed Park

March 30th - via:
I had a blast exploring Thimbleweed Park (Read More)

From DOS to Kickstarter: Maniac Mansion director Ron Gilbert retraces his steps

March 10th - via:
In a new lunchtime video interview with Google, veteran designer Ron Gilbert sat down to retrace his path from the days of DOS software to the post-Kickstarter world of crowdfunding. (Read More)

How Adventure Games Fare Post-Kickstarter

August 3rd - via:
Adventure games may have received a bit of a resurgence thanks to Kickstarter, but just how well do they do after launching the final product? (Read More)

Help test Thimbleweed Park's voicemail puzzle

December 29th - via:
You can test the voicemail system whether you were a Kickstarter backer or not, though it's not clear whether the same will be true of the website, when that launches in January. (Read More)

Ron Gilbert's budget breakdown: Where does all that Kickstarter money go?

September 8th - via:
Monkey Island creator demonstrates budgeting for indie developers with his own plans for Thimbleweed Park (Read More)

Thimbleweed Park ends Kickstarter Campaign with Almost Double Funding Goal

December 23rd - via:
Thimbleweed Park is an ode to late 80s point-and-click adventure games from the creators of Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick. Originally they were looking to raise $375,000 to create the game and have since totally blew past that target reaching the iOS and Android stretch goals. (Read More)

Thimbleweed Park Kickstarted to the tune of $626,000

December 22nd - via:
The Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter hit its $375,000 goal just a week after it launched, but the final tally is much higher than that: Just north of $626,000, meaning that all stretch goals, including full voice acting and mobile versions, have been met. (Read More)

Maniac Mansion Successor Thimbleweed Park Surpasses Kickstarter Goal

December 22nd - via:
Point-and-click adventure-game throwback Thimbleweed Park earned a great deal more money that its developers were hoping for. (Read More)

Only 48 Hours Left! Or less depending on when you read this!

December 15th - via:
It’s time for another update and I know you look forward to these as much as I do. On the mornings I’m doing an update, there is a little extra spring in my step, a little extra excitement during my oatmeal, and maybe some more vigorous soaping... (Read More)

Talkies™ Unlocked and Box Contents

December 12th - via:
The Talkies™ stretch goal was unlocked yesterday, but I was out running errands at IKEA so I didn't get to update immediately after.  There was an incident where one line formed for two checkout registers, then someone said, “Hey, I’m going to... (Read More)

A Quirky Adventure Game That Brings Back Maniac Mansion's Mojo

December 12th - via:
If you ever happened upon the classic adventure game Maniac Mansion, that's exactly what you'll think of when you look at Thimbleweed Park. (Read More)

Final Week!

December 11th - via:
Final week of the Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter! It's been a wild ride and thanks so so much to all our backers and supporters!  Last chance to get your name in the Thimbleweed Park phone book and (if you want) record a custom voice mail message.... (Read More)

DATELINE - Update Town

December 8th - via:
Big retro news today. First off the presses is that Ken Macklin, who did the cover art for Maniac Mansion, has agreed to do the cover art for Thimbleweed Park. So, if you’re getting the box or poster, it will feature glorious Ken Macklin art.... (Read More)


December 5th - via:
The amazing support of our amazing backers continues to amaze in amazing ways! Thanks so much for all your kind words, comments and feedback... so...  We’re going to swap the Talkies™ and the iOS/Android stretch goals and here (with the help of... (Read More)

Thimblemusic Park

December 4th - via:
It's Friday, so let's talk about music. Specifically, let's talk about Thimbleweed Park music. Music and sound are the two areas in Thimbleweed Park where we're going fully modern. Don't get me wrong, I loved the SID chip, PC speaker, the Adlib card... (Read More)

PayPal! PayPal! PayPal!

December 3rd - via:
Sorry it's take so long to get the PayPal link up. Lot of little details and paperwork and permits and hearings and quorum votes. Running a Kickstarter is all about the backstabbing and politics. It's like an episode of House of Cards. If you can... (Read More)

Phone book and voicemail message

November 29th - via:
Welcome new backers! And old backers! Not that I'm saying you're old, just that you might not be one of the new backers. I mean you might be old and that's OK too... Hmmmm, now I'm just screwing things up... Let's try that again... Thanks to everyone... (Read More)

Languages and Cranberry Sauce

November 28th - via:
We hit our language stretch goals yesterday while I was mid-stuffing-my-face-with-turkey. It’s a strange American holiday and I am at a loss to truly explain it. It involves turkey and canned cranberry sauce. Anyway, enough about turkey! Thanks to... (Read More)

Maniacs: Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter Funded In A Week

November 25th - via:
Broken Age was trapped between two posts: its need to satisfy the nostalgia of the people who funded it via Kickstarter, and its desire to be accessible and reach a modern audience. The former group seemed displeased with the results, which is maybe what’s pushed Thimbleweed Park beyond its own $375,000 Kickstarter goal in just a week. It’s from the creators of Maniac Mansion, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, and they’re creating a point and click adventure that feels like “opening a dusty old desk drawer and finding an undiscovered LucasArts adventure game you’ve never played before.” (Read More)

Ron Gilbert's new 2D adventure game passes crowdfunding goal

November 25th - via:
Last week we brought you word of Thimbleweed Park, a new yet classically-styled 2D adventure game from Maniac Mansion designers Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick. At the time the duo were seeking $375,000 to fund the game's development - a goal they reached just this morning. (Read More)


November 22nd - via:
I don't think I've ever rewritten an update or blog post as much as I have this one. I am at a loss for words. The support has been overwhelming and it's making us giddy. Before launching this Kickstarter, Gary and I debated endlessly if people would... (Read More)

Stretch Goals!

November 22nd - via:
Experts will tell you that announcing stretch goals on a Saturday isn't "PR Savvy". Let's show them they are wrong! Announcing Stretch Goal SaturdayGary and I have pored through the comments and read all the private messages and emails and these are... (Read More)


November 20th - via:
I'm going to keep this update short because I like short updates and typing hurts my cold fingers. I really need to call the landlord and get the heat fixed. First, thanks for all the amazing support. You are truly an amazing group of people, and if... (Read More)

Ron Gilbert & Gary Winnick interrogated about Thimbleweed Park

November 20th - via:
Thimbleweed Park is racing toward its $375,000 Kickstarter goal, but what do we really know about the game? Jason and Remi said "not enough", and put Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick to the wall, screaming, "What is this all about?!" (Read More)

Update #1 and a Big Thank You!

November 18th - via:
So, this is our first Thimbleweed Park update, I hope I don’t screw this up. Why is the “Delete Project” button right next to the “Post Update” button? Scary. First of all, thanks so much for all the support and love for Maniac Mansion,... (Read More)

Thimbleweed Park

November 18th - via:
Maniac Mansion Co-Creators Turn To Kickstarter For Throwback Adventure Game (Read More)

Maniac Mansion creators launch Kickstarter for spiritual successor Thimbleweed Park

November 18th - via:
Ex-LucasArts legends Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick have launched a Kickstarter for what they're calling "the true spiritual successor to Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island." (Read More)

Thimbleweed Park Reunites Maniac Mansion Creators

November 18th - via:
Thimbleweed Park is a classic style adventure game on Kickstarter from the creators of Maniac Mansion. (Read More)

The Creator Of Monkey Island Is Making A New Adventure Game

November 18th - via:
Oh my goodness. OH MY GOODNESS. Ron Gilbert, best known as the creator of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, just launched a Kickstarter for a brand new old-school point-and-click adventure game that looks just about incredible. (Read More)

Maniac Mansion creators are making a 'true spiritual successor' called Thimbleweed Park

November 18th - via:
The creators of seminal point-and-click adventure game Maniac Mansion, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, are back with what they're calling "the true spiritual successor" to that Lucasfilm Games classic and others, like The Secret of Monkey Island. Their new game is called Thimbleweed Park. (Read More)

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