Maniac Mansion Veterans Working on Classic Adventure Game

Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick (who you might recognize from Maniac Mansion) teamed up to work on an upcoming point-and-click adventure that follows a Lucas Arts-style. The game in question is called Tumbleweed Park and the only requirement for the game to happen is if the recently launched Kickstarter campaign is successful.

The game’s two-dimensional graphics are reminiscent of Lucas Arts games, but as the trailer embedded above suggests, the humor is there as well. “Why do we want to make Thimbleweed Park? Because we miss classic adventures and all their innocence and charm. They were fun and would put a smile on your face. We want to make one of those again and we want to do it right. We don’t want to make a game “inspired by,” or “paying homage to” classic point & click adventures, we want to make a real classic point & click adventure.” the Kickstarter description says.

In Tumbleweed Park, you’ll play as two detectives who are investigating a murder outside of town. As they try to unravel the mystery behind the murder, players will be able to switch between five different characters. As of this news article, the project has received more than $200,000 and since the developers are asking for $375,000 and there are 28 days in the project, I’d be surprised if they don’t reach that goal. The game’s coming to PC, Mac and Linux and the estimated delivery of the digital version is January 2015.