Over the past few months, I’ve been chipping away at Thimbleweed Park taking it slow. Real slow. I know I should have finished it by now but I don’t want the experience to end. It’s one of the funniest and most self-aware games I’ve played in recent memory and as huge X-Files & Twin Peaks fan I love the character design and setting.
It was announced today that Thimbleweed Park is getting a massive content update for free on both Steam and Xbox. The Steam update is now live with the Xbox update (and other stores) to come soon.
If you haven’t played Thimbleweed Park yet, now is as good as time as ever. Ron Gilbert and his team have knocked it out of the park.
Here’s what’s included in the update:
New In-Game Hint Line
Before there were walkthroughs and Let’s Plays, there were telephone hint lines: 1-900 numbers you could call when you were desperately stuck in an adventure game. They cost $2 per minute. Mom and Dad were not thrilled when the phone bill showed up. Ahh, the good old days.
Today Thimbleweed Park brings back this classic feature with the HintTron 3000™. Dial 4468 (HINT) from any in-game phone to get context-sensitive hints for the part where you’re stuck. No more quitting out of the game to find a walkthrough! No more banging your head against the wall! Best of all, the HintTron 3000™ is absolutely free — no outrageous phone bills from MMucasFlem!
With 16,000 lines of dialogue and 47 speaking roles, Thimbleweed Park was never skimpy in the voice department. But why stop there? As of today’s update, the four living main characters have even more to say!
Thimbleweed Park’s lead actors recently returned to the studio to record a bunch of new conversations amongst themselves. Now when two playable characters are sharing the screen, they can talk to each other instead of awkwardly standing around. Why? Because enough players asked for it and the team thought it was a good idea. Sometimes that’s all it takes.
It’s also on SALE! Normally $19.99 USD, Thimbleweed Park is on sale for $15.99 as part of the Steam Summer Sale! Through July 5, save 20% on the game called “deep and memorable,” by IGN, “a joy to play,” by Game Informer, and “one of the best games of 2017” by Ron Gilbert’s mom.
I wish I could get my mom to play video games. How did you do it Ron?!
Also announced was that Thimbleweed Park is coming to both IOS and Android and expected to drop later this summer. I guarantee I’m going end up buying it again for a plane ride. Point and click games translate so well on mobile. It’s also been hinted that other platforms (Looking at your Switch and PS4) might also get the stellar game.
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