If you are a fan of the indie title Timbleweed Park, then you are in for a treat with this new free game from the creator, Ron Gilbert.
Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure isn't a sequel to Timbleweed Park, as it is a short little game, but if you love the universe, you shouldn't miss out on this freebie.
Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure
This new Timbleweed Park point-and-click adventure is born out of Ron Gilbert's feelings about COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent isolation. Working on this project helped keep Mr Gilbert sane during the pandemic, as he started to rewrite the Timbleweed Park engine.
After a while, several other Timbleweed Park developers came on board, and Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure was born.
Hit the streets for the Thimbleweed Nickel (Picture: Terrible Toybox)
A description of this free game reads:
"The year is 1988. Adventure game developer Delores Edmund, on hiatus from her job at MMucasFlem Games, has returned to Thimbleweed Park for a quick vacation. While she’s home, she’s making some extra money as a photographer for the Thimbleweed Nickel News. Hey, game developers need to eat, too!
Thimbleweed Park hasn’t changed at all in the year since Delores has been away… or has it?"
Key features include:
- Non-stop point-and-click fun!
- Return to Thimbleweed Park, the setting of the Best Adventure of 2017 award from Adventure Gamers and the Thank You for Not Still Living at Home award from Ron Gilbert’s mom. (Or, visit Thimbleweed Park for the first time! No prior knowledge required to play!)
- Explore Main Street and solve puzzles to take pictures for Thimbleweed Park’s hard-hitting newspaper. One of these days Natalie will get that Pulitzer, and it will be thanks to your help!
- Tackle increasingly difficult assignments as you get closer to figuring out what the heck is going on in Thimbleweed Park this time.
- Sample a new adventure game engine by Ron Gilbert, who created Lucasfilm’s SCUMM engine and classic games Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island back in the day.
Fans of the original definitely shouldn't miss out on Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure. According to the developer, it can be seen as an addendum to Thimbleweed Park, and not a sequel.