Thimbleweed Park Gets Even More Retro Thanks To Monkey Island Artist

by Jeff Marchiafava on Jun 01, 2015 at 01:39 PM

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 successful, 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.