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Thimbleweed Park Trailer Evokes X-Files, Twin Peaks

Thimbleweed Park [official site] is the upcoming point-and-click adventure from Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick that's billed as a "true spiritual successor" to the duo's 1987 classic Maniac Mansion. It's designed to emulate the LucasArts games of Way Back When, complete with black comedy and an instantly recognisable SCUMM-style interface, and now has a new trailer. Introducing Agent Ray:

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Maniacs: Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter Funded In A Week

Broken Age was trapped between two posts: its need to satisfy the nostalgia of the people who funded it via Kickstarter, and its desire to be accessible and reach a modern audience. The former group seemed displeased with the results, which is maybe what's pushed Thimbleweed Park beyond its own $375,000 Kickstarter goal in just a week. It's from the creators of Maniac Mansion, Ron…

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Maniac Mansion 3 By Any Other Name: Thimbleweed Park

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the crowdfunding waters - the Old Men Of Videogames are back, and they want your cash so they can pick up where they left off. Again. This time it's Ron Gilbert & Garry Winnick, creators of Lucasarts point'n'click grandparent Maniac Mansion (not to mention a little game called Monkey Island), and they're after $375k…

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Back To The Mansion! Meteor Mess 3D

Here's news of a cute little project - a German amateur team, Vampyre Games, are recreating Maniac Mansion in 3D. Called Meteor Mess 3D, presumably in an attempt to confuse LucasArts' lawyers, they're using the self-made Gamestudio Adventure System to rebuild the game in all three dimensions. The project's been running since 2008, and should be released this year. And there's already a demo.

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