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Thimbleweed Park Gets Even More Retro Thanks To Monkey Island Artist

Last year, Maniac Mansion creators Ron Gilbert and Gary
Winnick turned to Kickstarter in hopes of funding a new comedic point-and-click
adventure called Thimbleweed Park. The duo's vision for an old-school adventure
game was overwhelmingly
, and today they announced the hiring of an equally iconic artist
to make the game all the more authentic.

Winnick announced on Thimbleweed Park's official blog
that Mark Ferrari has signed on as the background artist for the game. Ferrari
worked with Winnick on the 1990 fantasy adventure game Loom, and created the
background art for Monkey Island. Ferrari also created the creepy circus park
above, which Winnick stresses is only a work-in-progress image.

The retro aficionados at Terrible Toybox are currently
targeting a 2016 release for Thimbleweed Park. You can read more about Ferrari
joining the team (as well as some of Winnick's fond memories of working with
him in the past) at the link below. You can also check out the announcement trailer for Thimbleweed Park here.

[Source: Thimbleweed Park blog]


Our Take
Gilbert and Winnick certainly appear to have all the key elements in place to create an authentic point-and-click adventure experience in the vein of Lucasfilm Games' classic titles. Here's hoping development goes smoothly and Thimbleweed Park lives up to the expectations of its backers. – The Feed

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