Thimbleweed Park Gets Free, Standalone Spin-Off Focused on Delores

Terrible Toybox’s 2017 point-and-click adventure game Thimbleweed Park received a free expansion featuring one of the main game’s playable protagonists, Delores. The new addition was made by Thimbleweed Park‘s co-designer Ron Gilbert.

The mini-game was announced on the official Thimbleweed Park Twitter account and on Gilbert’s YouTube channel. Described as “part ten” of the original adventure, Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure has Delores returning from her dream job as a game designer to her eponymous hometown for a temporary side gig as a photographer for the local newspaper. She quickly finds that the town has undergone small but strange changes, and, most disturbing of all, no one even remembers the mystery surrounding the murder that took place a year ago.

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The original Thimbleweed Park, which was designed to invoke the feel of old-school LucasArts adventure games, was made possible through a crowdfunding campaign that raised $626,250, and, upon its release, received various nominations, including 2017’s Golden Joystick Award for Best Indie Game.

Gilbert designed the mini-game as a prototype for a new game engine. “It is not a sequel to Thimbleweed Park and is probably missing all of the small bells and whistles that would make it a commercially viable game,” the Steam description reads. The new game engine replaces the old interface, which involved selecting from a list of verbs to determine the player character’s actions, with a right-click menu.

Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure is available for free through Steam or Epic Games.

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Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure is now available to download for free.

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