An odd, small town, a colorful cast of characters, and an unsolvable murder. This sounds like the start of one hell of an episode of the X-Files or maybe a decent premise for Stranger Things‘ second season. Instead of those bits of sci-fi 80s/90s nostalgia bait we have Thimbleweed Park from Terrible Toybox, which is in of itself a bit of 80s nostalgia bait; the good kind.
Thimbleweed Park comes from the minds of the people behind many classic LucasArts adventure games, and it isn’t afraid to show its history. From start to finish this is the purest form of point-and-click adventure gaming goodness, but don’t take my word for it. Well, actually you should take my word for it, but not in written form, as the video above is so much more entertaining. This is doubly so when you realize that this entire piece was written, recorded, and edited shortly after receiving a concussion.
I’m…not sure what relevance that has to the topic at hand.
Thimbleweed Park is out right now on Steam, GOG, Xbox Live, and Mac App Store.