Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick have started a Kickstarter campaign for Thimbleweed Park, something they are calling “the true spiritual successor to Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island.”
The Kickstarter pitch describes the game they want to make as
Thimbleweed Park is a new game that cuts to the core of what made classic point & click adventure games so special, and done by the actual people who spawned the genre.
It’s deep, it’s challenging, it’s funny, it’s everything you loved about adventure games.
Thimbleweed Park is the curious story of two washed up detectives called in to investigate a dead body found in the river just outside of town. It’s a game where you switch between five playable characters while uncovering the dark, satirical and bizarre world of Thimbleweed Park.
The target release is June 2016 and available for PC, Mac and Linux. Backers pledging $20 or more will get a copy of the game.
Their target is $375,000 and have already achieved $88,436 with 29 days to go.