Readers of this site would be forgiven if they didn’t recognize the game, Thimbleweed Park. We haven’t written about it before because there wasn’t any indication that it could make its way out for a Nintendo system. All of that changes today, however, as we now practically have confirmation that it will release sometime in the future.
For those that don’t know, Thimbleweed Park is a point and click adventure game from Ron Gilbert, the guy behind the classic game Maniac Mansion. In fact, just looking at some of the screens from the game should immediately get those nostalgia juices flowing in those that grew up in the ’80s playing games like The Secret of Monkey Island and LOOM.
I Kickstarted the game a few years back and was excited to hear that it would be making its way to consoles later this year. I’m still waiting on the Mac version to come out, which should be sometime in the next few months.
Speaking to Game Reactor, Ron Gilbert talked more on the subject of bringing the game out on Switch:
We’re gonna be at Xbox One at launch, Microsoft has a three month console exclusive. As soon as that period is up, we port it to the PlayStation 4, and I would love to be on Nintendo. Nintendo is not particularly good at working with small developers and publishers initially, they like to go out to the big publishers and after a year they let smaller things in. We are definitely talking to Nintendo and as soon as we can do, we will port it.
So he says they will port it to the Switch as soon as they can do it. I’m assuming it’s just not going to be officially announced until they actually get development kits and begin the process. Fans of these types of games should be excited to hear that Thimbleweed Park should be coming to the Switch in the future! We will keep you updated as official announcements take place.
[Source: Game Reactor]