Official Thimbleweed Park Forums

by Ron Gilbert
May 05, 2017

Announcing the Official Thimbleweed Park Forums. No longer will you have to scroll through hundreds of uncategorized messages looking for that gem of a comment.

I've closed all comments on the blog, so if you want to continue to chat about Thimbleweed Park, head on over to the Official Thimbleweed Park Forums.

When I post a new blog entires, the comments for those entries will open up again.

Special thanks to Robin Ward, a backer, blog reader, and co-founder of Discourse, for helping to set all this up.

- Ron

Big Red Button - May 05, 2017 at 15:49
I was already desperately looking for an official explanation why the comments are closed now and I was afraid to be unable to add my two cents any more. But, the new forum makes it even better! Thank you very much!

Naik - May 05, 2017 at 16:01
Stairs - out of order... gets me really (as intended of course) interested what might be up there... isn't there any character that could fix that? Harrison Ford btw was reported to be a carpenter... :-) imagine "stairway to heaven" - sorry, out of order.

Ijon - May 05, 2017 at 16:33
*autsch*, The colors look kind of terrible (the company takes its business serious).

I liked that the blog worked without another account and swiping over the touchpad resulted into a satisfying (although not parallax) scrolling experience.

Bye, blog.

Ted M - May 05, 2017 at 16:49
You won't be missed.

DZ-Jay - May 05, 2017 at 18:01
Agreed!  I liked the blog, but keeping track of the latest posts was a nightmare.  I really like the threading, but once I visited, read, and posted, it was hard to keep track of replies.

A dedicated forum sounds like a good idea.  Besides, other than comments on blog posts, it gives us fans a platform on which to talk about the game in general, and to ask questions.  This was something which was sorely missing, evinced by the huge amount of "*Spoiler*" tags in comments on blog posts having nothing to do with them.

Thanks, Mr. Gilbert, for once again going the extra mile for your fans. :)


Big Red Button - May 06, 2017 at 11:25
Why 'bye, blog'? When a new blog entry gets posted, you'll be able comment on it.

Ijon - May 11, 2017 at 15:21
I know but obviously the focus will shift from the blog to the forum, which is fine.

Btw. what happens when i push this Big Red Button?

Brian Small - May 05, 2017 at 16:35
Very nice!  My new home away from home now.

Zak Phoenix McKracken - May 05, 2017 at 17:04
Thank you very much!
Go to the forum, now!

Uwe - May 05, 2017 at 17:13
Peh! Luckily you and have EvilTrout choosen Discourse. Best forum software in the world!

Enrico - May 05, 2017 at 17:34

Do you plan to announce/mail this news to the Kickstarter backers and on Steam (if that's OK with Steam's policies)?

I'm glad you chose Discourse, it's a solid CMS.

I don't know if you have switched on the "tags" feature or if you plan to use it in the future, but I would suggest to keep it disabled, for more than one reason.

DZ-Jay - May 05, 2017 at 17:54
Potentially silly question:  do I have to create a new account, or will my backer/kickstarter/pledgemanager account work?

Brian Small - May 05, 2017 at 18:33
I had to create a new account, but it did pick up my Gravatar image.

Carlo Valenti - May 05, 2017 at 19:21
Perhaps you should add a link to the forums on the website.

Mattias Cedervall - May 06, 2017 at 02:28
I'm gonna try the forum then...

Enrico - May 06, 2017 at 04:57
Issue report for @Ron:

I can't contribute to any thread anymore nor open new ones because there are limits imposed to new users.  :(

Is this limit a countermeasure that makes sense for *this* kind of community? I suggest not to limit people participation too much, in this startup phase.


Ron Gilbert - May 06, 2017 at 09:38
There are about a thousand options with Discourse, so I'm not sure where that one is.  I don't see anything that would limit the number of posts for new users, but it's probably in there. I'll find it.

Enrico - May 06, 2017 at 09:48
I think the name of these options follow the template "max ... in first day".

Ron Gilbert - May 06, 2017 at 09:40
I found it. There are limits set only for the first day, I assume this is to stop spam.

Enrico - May 06, 2017 at 09:49
Perfect, thanks! :)

Someone - May 06, 2017 at 05:04
Ron, you should place a link to the forum on the TWP website and here in the menu of the blog. :)

Nina - May 06, 2017 at 16:01
This is great! Thanks!

Orcan Ogetbil - May 06, 2017 at 16:15
Can we have a Forum link on the navigation bar under the banner of the blog?

Mister T - May 07, 2017 at 13:52
It is nice to see the community going on. I liked the spirit here, but I guess for me the adventure is over, now that the Kickstarter ended with the positive result and I finished playing it. But I still would like to stay in the loop when it comes to future projects (especially further crowd funding). Will there be a mail to keep the backers informed?

Ron Gilbert - May 07, 2017 at 16:27
Make sure you're signed up for ThimbleMail™ and you'll be notified of new blog posts, which will almost certainly contain news of new project.

ninox - May 10, 2017 at 02:47
Ciao Ron, thank you another great adventure. I bought it from GOG. BUt I would like box cd ecc. like in 90s.

Is it possible

Thank you

Zak Phoenix McKracken - May 10, 2017 at 04:01
Ciao ninox,
once the Kickstarter boxes have been sent out, they will be selling an (unsigned) boxed version of the game.

ninox - May 10, 2017 at 08:45
Good to know :)

ninox - May 10, 2017 at 09:00
Look Zak, how can create an avatar like yours?

Nor Treblig - May 10, 2017 at 19:07
You have to specify an email address when posting here and register the same at
This also works in the new forums.

ninox - May 11, 2017 at 05:11
Ciao, was a different question, I would an avatar in 8bit style :)

Nor Treblig - May 11, 2017 at 08:12
Oh OK. Well I guess you have to draw it yourself or find someone who is able to.

Btw. Zak's avatar is not really "8-bit", they are just resized to 32x32 pixels on this blog:

ninox - May 11, 2017 at 08:55
but Ron one yes  :D

Nor Treblig - May 11, 2017 at 10:49
Yes they are nice! Those "official" ones were created by Gary Winnick. Also Octavi Navarro is "fluent" in this style too :-)

Arto - May 10, 2017 at 05:08
I can't access the forum (500: infernal server error). Is it too popular?

Arto - May 10, 2017 at 15:17
If I'm logged in (or logging in) with any browser on Mac, or Chrome on Android, there is just a blank screen or "This page isn’t working. is currently unable to handle this request. HTTP ERROR 500".

I also tested the "forgot my password" function, but never got an email.

Is this a weird form of a ban?

Ron Gilbert - May 10, 2017 at 15:21
Forums work for me (and others are posting). I'm on Chrome/Mac. I haven't banned anyone.

Arto - May 10, 2017 at 15:39
Ok, something's wrong with my account, I guess. Chrome on Mac (on two computers) and Android stopped working at the same time. I was logged in with all of those browsers. Forum worked on Safari and Firefox until I tried to log in. After that it's blank screen on both.

I guess I have to do something productive instead.

Ron Gilbert - May 10, 2017 at 15:54
Looking into it. If I "impersonate" you (admin function), I get the same error.

Ron Gilbert - May 10, 2017 at 17:20
Should be fixed now.

Arto - May 10, 2017 at 17:55
It is! Cool! Thanks! Great support!

Nor Treblig - May 10, 2017 at 19:09
You were impersonated by the Ron Gilbert!

Nor Treblig - May 10, 2017 at 19:09
Oh wait, it's "impersonated"

Arto - May 11, 2017 at 13:42
Oh yeah! I wasn't trying to be him, he was trying to be me! I have no more goals in life.

Ijon - May 11, 2017 at 15:16
Three ways to waste your time (with goood games&puzzles).

#1 The Witness (on sale):
#2 Stephen's Sausage Roll (on sale):
#3 Naya's Quest (free but needs flash):

Brian Small - May 11, 2017 at 16:01
I'll second The Witness.  Incredible game.  Obviously not a point and click adventure like Thimbleweed Park, but one of the best games I've played in a long time.  I've gotten co-workers and family members hooked as well.  Great puzzle game.

Nor Treblig - May 11, 2017 at 18:07
Btw. #2 is a bundle and also contains 'The Curious Expedition', a game Octavi Navarro is making art for!

Brian Small - May 11, 2017 at 19:57
Oh!  Interesting.  I'm checking it out.

Nor Treblig - May 11, 2017 at 20:27

Paul Jacobson - May 12, 2017 at 20:43
Just finished the first playthrough (on hard) =)
And it's been the first adventure game I have played in years where I didn't look anything up =)

I was a Kickstarter backer and boy did this game deliver.

I Just wanted to say a massive thanks to everyone who worked on the game, you did an amazing job, and in true great game fashion i'm actually sorry I've finished it.

Hope it makes you all rich!!

Cheers Guys!! =)

Zombocast - May 15, 2017 at 19:28
Second part gets tough, i'd say a 9/10. I cheated on two puzzles. The forest and the tv's in the hotel. I think the whole process took me 21 hours

Lukas - May 20, 2017 at 16:03
Yep, the second part had me stumped a bunch of time. I think part of the reason was the sheer size of the game. With five different people who have five different inventories and a huge world with tons and tons of NPC as stuff to click on, the sheer number of things you could possibly try to do makes it pretty difficult to figure out the one thing you're supposed to do.

I guess this is one place where the limited size of older adventure games was advantageous.

John - May 16, 2017 at 08:24
Just wanted to thank for a great game and reminding us why we crowdfund things! :)

Paul W - May 17, 2017 at 10:44
3 months exclusivity period before it comes to PS4.

I understand that Xbox want distinctive exclusives but is anyone really going to buy an Xbox One so many months after launch expressedly to buy 1 game that's on other formats?

Well, that's Microsoft's matter.

Ron Gilbert - May 17, 2017 at 11:01
I think you're missing the point of exclusives. Exclusives give console manufactures something to brag about, it's not about one game and people buying an xbox to play it, it more about a general feeling for the platform. Microsoft paid us money to port the game, and this is what they got in return. Sony would have required exactly the same thing (they were offering far less money than MS), Nintendo would as well. They all do. If you don't want to give an exclusive, then don't take their money.

Jason G - May 18, 2017 at 17:48
When is iOS release date please?
Have been searching on Google, can't find anything; at last a rough estimate would be nice. :)

Ron Gilbert - May 18, 2017 at 17:54
A few months. We're still working on it and don't want to make any predictions until we're confident.