Today, developer Terrible Toybox — lead by Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert and LucasFilm Games veteran Gary Winnick — released a new batch of screenshots for its point-and-click adventure Thimbleweed Park.
Never heard of Thimbleweed Park before? No problem — here’s an overview from the game’s official website:
Lost along a dusty stretch of highway, this proud town once boasted an opulent hotel, a vibrant business district, and the state’s largest pillow factory, but now stinks of a desperate longing to be what it once was.
A body has been found in the river, bloated and pixelated from the decay of a death come too soon. Agents Ray and Reyes arrive and are immediately suspicious of each other’s intentions, then a couple of pigeons show up and start talking about the signals and it only gets weirder from there.
A cursed clown, a bitter heiress, and the ghost of pillow salesmen join the story and add their own complications.
Play and switch between all five characters as you explore the vast, strange, and manipulative world of Thimbleweed Park while unraveling a dark and humorous neo-noir mystery.
The new screenshots — there’s five of them — showcase a range of the game’s locales that players will explore during their time, including a bookstore, a post office, and more. Beyond this the new screenshots don’t reveal much, but man is that art style just not great to look at?
Thimbleweed Park is set to release sometime in the first quarter of 2017 for Xbox One, Windows, Mac, and Linux. iOS and Android versions are said to follow later down the road in 2017.
Personally, I’m not huge on point-and-click adventures — but I do enjoy them every now and again. And with Ron Gilbert’s named attached to it — one of the genre’s best — Thimbleweed Park certainly looks like its going to be one of those that I enjoy.
Below, you can check out the new screens: