Designer Ron Gilbert has confirmed that his throwback-to-the-80s adventure game Thimbleweed Park will point and click its way to the PS4 this August.
If you’ve been waiting for Thimbleweed Park to hit the PlayStation 4, then the announcement you’ve been waiting for has finally come. According to Ron Gilbert’s post over at the PlayStation Blog, the game will release for the PS4 on 22nd August.
Gilbert teased console announcements last week, and this is likely the first. The blog post makes no mention of a PS Vita version despite being on the PlayStation Blog, so a version for that console seems unlikely. That leaves the Nintendo Switch, and a version for it is looking… well, likely. Possibly. In a certain reality.
Developer Terrible Toybox has also released a new trailer for the game that introduces the characters, setting and tone of the game.
Thimbleweed Park follows a pair of agents drawn into a murder mystery inspired by the likes of Twin Peaks, Stephen King and the X-Files. As things around them start to get weird, you gain control of three more protagonists: an antisocial clown, an aspiring video game designer and a dead pillow salesman who is also a ghost. As their stories intertwine, they find themselves breaking into an abandoned pillow factory.
The game is made as a throwback to classic point-and-click adventures that Ron Gilbert and his team were well known for around in the late 80s and 90s, such as Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island.
If you’d rather swap the light-heartedness for some brutal horror, The Long Reach is another take on the classic point-and-click adventure game. If your interest lies in detectives poking about, have a look at Pixel Noir.