Life’s got a little bit manic of late, despite These Unprecedented Times (or whatever we’re calling it this week to stop ourselves curling up and and staring at the wall for twelve hours).
As such, there’s been less time for blogging and, indeed, adventure gaming, which is not OK. However, with a break in the madness, and with the excellent new free mini-adventure out now, it seemed a good time to touch on the excellent Thimbleweed Park. More specifically, one of our favourite memories from the game – the books! The libraries! The constant hilarious titles and narratives to pixelhunt for and unearth.
If you’ve not visited Thimbleweed Park yourself, I’d urge you to get stuck in. From its sense of place to its black-comedy opening to its sinister undertones, general weirdness and outlandish ending, it’s an adventure game that ticks all the old school boxes while bringing plenty of freshness and humour to the table.
Yet Frankie and I found our favourite part of all of Thimbleweed Park was nosing around its enormous library, stacked and crammed as it is with comical community-submitted books.
And our favourite? This handy guide to recognising dogs. You have no idea the joy and delight reciting this to one another brings us, even to this day.
You can lose yourself for hours among the books of Thimbleweed Park, and that’s considering the game is already packed with secrets and Easter eggs to begin with. But this guide to dogs and how to recognise them? Gets us every time.
It’s exciting to think that the new Delores mini-adventure that’s landed out of nowhere is a hint at the potential adventures to come from Mr Gilbert and the team. Whatever mysteries and madness will we encounter next?
Least we’ll know how to spot a dog when we play them…!