Former Lucasarts developers Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick's retro adventure game Thimbleweed Park has been successfully Kickstarted only one week after the campaign began.
People sure do loveadventure games. The game's raised $400,000, easily nipping past its $375,000 goal with 22 days still to go.
Set in the oddball, backwater town of the same name, Thimbleweed Park is part murder mystrey, part dark comedy, with a cast of strange characters and lashings of its creators' own inimitable style. Expect thatto keep rising, and some of those additions stretch goals to start getting unlocked.
“I am at a loss for words,” writes a clearly very chuffed Ron Gilbert on the. “The support has been overwhelming and it's making us giddy. Before launching this Kickstarter, Gary and I debated endlessly if people would want a game that felt like it was made in 1987. A game made at the beginning of the golden era of point & click adventures. I think we have our answer. All 10,000+ of them.”
Thimbleweed Park is just short of its first stretch goal, which would mean a translation for German, Spanish, French and Italian markets among others, but the campaign runs until December 18. Expect more to follow.