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Critics think 'Thimbleweed Park' nails the spirit of '80s adventure games



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There’s a new Ron Gilbert adventure game and you can play it now.

Don’t ask who he is. If you don’t know, just go play Maniac Mansion. And The Secret of Monkey Island (plus its sequel). Gilbert helped create both of them, along with a string of other classic adventure games.

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His latest — co-created with Maniac Mansion collaborator Gary Winnick — is called Thimbleweed Park and it is a Kickstarter darling. The game’s crowdfunding campaign kicked off in 2014 with a $375,000 target that had nearly doubled by the time it ended — with $626,250 pledged. Read more…

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