The Creator Of Monkey Island Is Making A New Adventure Game

The Creator Of Monkey Island Is Making A New Adventure Game

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.

Yes, yes, we're all suffering from Kickstarter malaise, and these days crowdfunded projects seem ripe for disappointment, but this is pretty much a dream game for anyone who played PC games in the '80s and '90s, back when many of us fell in love with the likes of Maniac Mansion, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, and Zak McKracken.

This is Thimbleweed Park. Gilbert and co-conspirator Gary Winnick want $US375,000 to make it happen. And it sounds wonderful.

"We want Thimbleweed Park to be like an undiscovered classic LucasArts' adventure game you'd never played before," they write. "A game discovered in a dusty old desk that puts a smile on your face and sends a wave of nostalgia through you in the same way it does for us."

It helps that these guys are very experienced, that their Kickstarter makes a great pitch without any frills (or stretch goals), and that this seems like more than just a pipe dream. Check out the project for the full pitch and more details on the game. If you don't, well...

The Creator Of Monkey Island Is Making A New Adventure Game


    The art in that gif doesn't remind of the good ol' days of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle and Indiana Jones, which is sad.

    But Ron Gilbert making more adventure games? That's a good thing!

    Also that Walt Disney watermark dealie on the screenshot at the bottom there made my stomach turn a little.

      Think of it this way, if they're re-trademarking it, maybe they plan on re-releasing them. As a Pack like the Sega Megadrive collection, etc.

        Eh, doesn't bother me. I've already got them sitting there :P

    I am a sucker for nostalgia, but would a new game stuck in the late 80s tropes actually be fun to play now?
    Serious question!

      Have you bought any old games that you never played at the time but still found them fun to play now?

      I know I have.

        I kind of have... I mean, I've certainly spent money at GOG, can't say I've actually played the games, though. It feels good to just own them after all these years, you know?

        Stupid pile of shame.

      Some of the references and jokes might be as lively as Dead Cousin Ted, but nostalgia overcomes all.

      *plays with the Pepsi machine while the countdown reaches zero*

    Hmm, colour me interested.

      That's kind of a mauve, isn't it?

        Crayola Interesting Indigo.

    Hurrah! I have a 2 week old son, so any game I can play one-handed and leave sitting unattended for extended periods is a godsend.

    Pledge $25 or more
    "I pirated Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island when I was a kid and I feel bad!"
    This reward tier instantly absolves you of all guilt and includes the Thimbleweed Park game. All subsequent tiers also include guilt absolution.


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      Over the years I've bought all the monkeys except 2 (including 2 copies of escape for some reason, i think one came free with a video card or something) hopefully this absolves me of the guilt of never buying Le Chucks Revenge.

        Oh yeah I think i bought them at steam sales.. but idk if $3 was enough to absolve me.

      I did botht hose things and will now go and absolve my guilt. Thanks Ron!

      HA HAH! Finally not pirating Monkey Island has paid off. Five dollars SAVED.

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