Android Slipping A Week.

by Ron Gilbert
Oct 02, 2017

The bad news is we're slipping the Android version by a week, from the 3rd to the 10th of October.  The good news is the Android build will fully support controllers, mouse and keyboard, plus a wider range of hardware.

Android is always hard due to the vast array of devices. As we got to the end of testing, a few devices showed up with GPU issues that we felt needed to be fixed. We're committed to having the Android version work with controllers, plus mouse and keyboard and it's taken longer than we wanted to get it working.

It's also hard when a version or game slips, it often feels like you failed. It's only a week and we'll have more compatibility, plus controllers and mouse and keyboard.

Have I mention controllers and mouse and keyboard? Yes, we'll have them.

- Ron

Mikee - Oct 02, 2017 at 13:38
Awesome news!  Delay a month if needed!

Kim Jørgensen - Oct 02, 2017 at 13:51
No, please not a month! Can't wait...

vegetaman - Oct 02, 2017 at 13:46
It takes a lot of work to cover every device under the sun with so many permutations of hardware out there -- best of luck to you guys!

Paul Jacobson - Oct 02, 2017 at 13:46
the market for android devices is more fragmented than that asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs!

we'll done for getting through it without losing your mind :))

Isaac Serna - Oct 02, 2017 at 13:48
Agree with Mikee. Mouse and Keyboard are great news! :-)

Florian - Oct 02, 2017 at 13:48
Looking forward to it! Bought the iPad version and will most likely buy the android version for my phone as well!

Christopher Griffin - Oct 02, 2017 at 14:06
Will there by controller, keyboard, and mouse support?  *ducks*

Adrian - Oct 02, 2017 at 14:28
Waiting for it!

Mattias Cedervall - Oct 02, 2017 at 15:40
Slipping? Really? Data used to be so reliable...!

Joe - Oct 02, 2017 at 15:54
Controllers, mouse, and keyboard support is great, but what about touchscreen? :)

Jonny - Oct 02, 2017 at 18:42
That’s another week lost making great adventure games for working platforms.

Rohit Bhatia - Oct 02, 2017 at 20:08
We want to good stable Android version of the game. Delay it if you need more time. We will need more polished game then a rushed port.

Bogdan Barbu - Oct 02, 2017 at 21:59
Yes, but will it support controllers? What about mice and keyboard?

Nor Treblig - Oct 03, 2017 at 06:44
Of course it will have controller, mouse and keyboard support... for navigating the menu and searching, finding and selecting all those viable options!

Oh, those controls won't work outside the menu, but I'm sure there will be a paid DLC soon :-)

Big Red Button - Oct 03, 2017 at 07:39
Sounds very promising!

What a pity that I don't have the Play Store installed. Though, I have my principles in terms of Google.

Torsten - Oct 03, 2017 at 09:55

will there be a possibility to exchange savegames between the Android version and the Steam version? That would be great! :)


Miguel - Oct 03, 2017 at 11:04
It was mentioned that building a Raspberry Pi port would share most of the challenges that the Android version had (limited memory, etc...). Will there be a serendipitous version for Raspberry Pi?

Boris - Oct 03, 2017 at 12:55
Hmm why you werent using SCUMM (through) SCUMMvm forvthe devices.
Anyway ima already now happy ... after waiting nearly two decades one week more or less doesnt matter...

tcmsurfer - Oct 03, 2017 at 14:59
Wonder if I need to buy a new SD card  :)

OMA - Oct 09, 2017 at 17:18
Maybe you should, because the game takes 4 GB.

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Oct 10, 2017 at 11:11
The game is 900MB, and it must stay on the phone's memory.

carlos ivan - Oct 04, 2017 at 12:52
una semana mas   one week more ...

Matthia - Oct 06, 2017 at 04:34
Hi there,
I'm a baker, I'd like play this awesome game on my tablet... In Android ecosystem maybe no exist license/royalities problem or other, then is it possible have a discount code for bakers?

Matthia - Oct 06, 2017 at 04:39
Kickstarter Backer no baker ^_^;

Orcan Ogetbil - Oct 10, 2017 at 01:32
Can we have a bonus podcast? (oh yes we are spoiled)

Former Monkey Island Pirate - Oct 10, 2017 at 02:18
Now it's 2017-10-10 and the pirates are waiting to plunder Google Play Store.

"My sword is famous all over the Caribbean! "

Stan Stanman - Oct 10, 2017 at 02:58
Ready to plunder and make that deal indeed!

a mule - Oct 10, 2017 at 03:50
it's 12:30 am oct 10 where is it i need it i cant sleep until i have it help me lord

LeChuck - Oct 10, 2017 at 04:06
Darn yer riddles, ya saucy female! What d’ya mean?

joe - Oct 10, 2017 at 05:45
Where is it?

Dan - Oct 10, 2017 at 05:59
Where is it? I can't wait longer! This is the worst that ever happend in my entire life!

Mr. Time - Oct 10, 2017 at 06:02
Looking at the timestamps the replies gets, it looks like Thimbleweed Park is located in the same timezone as New York.
Meaning that they are not out of their beds yet.
Some one wake them out, the clock is ticking....

Tick, tock, tick, tock....

Chez Luck - Oct 10, 2017 at 06:19
It's now high noon in Berlin on this rainy October day. So please get it out now.... my Play Store icon looks worn after the many times I've looked out for it.

Ryo - Oct 10, 2017 at 06:17
Please, please, please now. I can't wait any longer.
Release that Android version. Waiting for hours. It's October 10th :)
Release it, or I will go outside and abuse some Thimbleweed :D And you are responsible

Ransome - Oct 10, 2017 at 07:21
"I hope your beephole Diner gets hit by a meteor"

Fourpwood - Oct 10, 2017 at 08:36
Argh! Land lubbers! Its tomorrow in some parts of the world!

The people of Anadyr, Russia - Oct 10, 2017 at 08:54
Now our devices says Oct. 11.
Can't stay awake any more. Must goto sleep.

The Boo Radleys - Oct 10, 2017 at 09:02

Wake up it's a beautiful morning
The sun shining for your eyes
Wake up it's so beautiful
For what could be the very last time

Doctosh - Oct 10, 2017 at 09:56
So. . .it's the 10th. . .where's the game. I can't contain myself 😊😁😁😁😊

Simone - Oct 10, 2017 at 10:39
It's 5 pm in Italy! Where is T. P.?! T_T

Emiliano - Oct 10, 2017 at 10:48
Where is the android game ???, I CAN'T WAIT ANIMORE !!!!

Greetings from Buenos Aires

Jürgen - Oct 10, 2017 at 11:09
Oh please can you post the link to the Google Play Store where I can find the game ... Hope to get it today and play it at the beach of La Marina
Best regards

DarkEyEinc - Oct 10, 2017 at 11:22
Link wound be nice. 😉
Is it released in any country already?
Could there be delays?

Still waiting.... - Oct 10, 2017 at 11:24
Did they write which Year it will be released for Android?

Ther - Oct 10, 2017 at 11:25
the developer makes fun of us. They make us wait and give us a date for nothing. they despise android users. step from this shit

Ron Gilbert - Oct 10, 2017 at 11:37
Relax everyone. It's morning here on the rainy west coast. I just got my coffee... I'll be pushing it live in just a bit.

Tinerfe - Oct 10, 2017 at 11:41
Hahahaha,Thanks Ron, There are a lot of hype xD.

Android21 - Oct 10, 2017 at 12:24

Bought it ——> installed it (S8 and  Tab A) ——> got a "Critical Error: Could not find OBB file" (alas they are definitely there).

Sorry to crash the party :(

neollok - Oct 10, 2017 at 12:27
same here.. Note 8

Ron Gilbert - Oct 10, 2017 at 12:43
Reboot the device and it's fixed. We're pushing a fix right now. Stupid Android it's permissions.

neollok - Oct 10, 2017 at 12:50
Works great now. Thanks, Ron! Awesome game.

Android21 - Oct 10, 2017 at 13:45
Wohoo, now we're talking!

Thanks for the prompt response ;)

Aloha2 - Oct 10, 2017 at 11:45
Bwwahahaha, I almost wet myself!
To imagine your facial expression in the very same moment this comment was made. Sometimes there is so much beauty in the world :)

5uck3rpunch - Oct 10, 2017 at 11:51
It's up now in the US on Google Play!  Instabuy!

5uck3rpunch - Oct 10, 2017 at 12:01
Great job Ron!  Works great on a Pixel XL with Oreo running on it!  Keep making games like this!  Thanks again!

Chez Luck - Oct 10, 2017 at 12:55
Yeah, it's there! :-D
Talked to the SheriffORino already.

DayOfTheJoy - Oct 10, 2017 at 17:36
Just had to comment...looove the game☺️
Keep making the good old point and click games. Been destroyed the last few decades...and haven't had this much fun since monkey island (the first 2), day of the tentacle, full throttle and all those others....hand of fate, indiana jones +++. This game puts it right back on track. The graphics and fun the way it is meant to be....Thank you...and get your bum in high gear and make some more😀

Lizard - Oct 11, 2017 at 12:59
Thanks for the android release!
Is there a reason the android version is not compatible with the Nvidia Shield console?
That would be a perfect machine to play on it.

Ron Gilbert - Oct 11, 2017 at 13:03
It will be very soon.