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Maniac Mansion designers seek funding for new 2D adventure

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Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the duo behind the classic LucasArts adventure game Maniac Mansion, have launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new point and click 2D adventure dubbed Thimbleweed Park.

"Why do we want to make Thimbleweed Park? Because we miss classic adventures and all their innocence and charm," reads the game's Kickstarter page. "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."

Plot details are currently barebones, but Thimbleweed Park tells the story of two detectives investigating a corpse found on the outskirts of a once-prosperous, but now defunct town. Players can switch at will between five playable characters, and Thimbleweed Park boasts multiple endings, depending on how you go about completing the story.

Gilbert and Winnick hope to raise $375,000 to fund Thimbleweed Park's development, of which it has so far raised $6,192. If you're interested in supporting the project (or just want to save a pixelated hamster) visit the game's Kickstarter page.
[Image: Disney/Ron Gilbert/Gary Winnick]

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