For those unfamiliar with Thimbleweed Park, the excellent retro point-and-click adventure game released on PC and consoles in early 2017, there’s a prominent character-a-reno who has a tendency-a-reno to add the phrase-a-reno “a-reno” at the end of various words-a-reno.
OK, I’ll stop there. Thimbleweed Park is a delight, a love letter to classic games of the genre by one of its masters. It was released on PC in March 2017 after a successful Kickstarter campaign in November 2014. It’s set to release on Android and iOS “soon,” according to a Tweet from Gilbert.
But he isn’t quite ready to give an exact date.
For those of you asking about iOS/Android Thimbleweed Park, they are coming soon. Real soon. Damn soon. No date until we’re 100% sure.
— Ron Gilbert (@grumpygamer) August 21, 2017
It’s a spiritual successor to games such as Maniac Mansion (1987) and The Secret of Monkey Island (1990). In it, you switch between five playable characters to uncover secrets and solve mysteries in a small, strange town. It’s delightfully weird, and combines modern design sensibilities with classic adventure game gameplay.
On mobile, that will feel right at home with the ability to swipe and drag easily. The game launched with controller support on PC and of course, on consoles, but it certainly feels best when it can be played with a mouse.
And if a mouse feels best, then a touchscreen should feel great. Check out a trailer below.