Steam Page Is Live

by Ron Gilbert
Feb 18, 2017

The Thimbleweed Park Steam page is live. No release date yet, but we're very very very very very very very very (breath) very very very very close to announcing that.


"What's the hold up with announcing the release date? I thought making games was easy?"

Oh, yeah, don't get me wrong, making games is super easy, it's releasing them that is hard!

The main reason we haven't announced a release date is that we don't want to be wrong. We're working through some last minute technical and marketing issues, but we have 95% confidence that those are resolved.

Trust is, we want to release this game more then you want to play it.

- Ron

P.S. It will also be available on GoG and probably some other online stores.

Malcolm - Feb 18, 2017 at 11:36

Javier - Feb 18, 2017 at 11:53
Where can I download the excellent TWP font?
(I must have it)
Plus, I REALLY need that Sexy Riker Card.
Please sell the card game.

Fin C - Feb 19, 2017 at 04:47
I have the Sexy Riker card. Unfortunately it's not currently for sale, ask me again in twenty years. ;)

Victor Von Doom - Feb 18, 2017 at 11:54
Hey Ron,

Do you have the license to include cameos from some of your past creations (I'm thinking people like Stan, the Voodoo Lady, etc.)?

Dr. N. Harold Cham - Feb 18, 2017 at 12:06
Ssshh, I have no idea what you're talking about... something something fair use... nothing to see here...

Nor Treblig - Feb 18, 2017 at 12:47
I don't think so. But it's like a parody, i.e. "far use" should apply in these cases.

Paul - Feb 18, 2017 at 17:50
If you closely at the Ransome trailer (c. 38 seconds in) you can see multiple cameos such as Dr. Fred, Edna, Green Tentacle, and one of the alien mindbenders from Zak McKracken... Actually Zak McKracken and Annie are there too.

David Fox - Feb 18, 2017 at 20:28
I know I granted Ron the license to use my likeness in that scene...

Farooq - Feb 19, 2017 at 04:14
I can imagine legal teams going legal in a conference room. :P

Paul - Feb 19, 2017 at 19:01
I think its great

Mike - Feb 18, 2017 at 12:07
Abstract Violence, Alcohol Use, Drug Use, Occasional Swearing, Rare Scary Situations, Sexual Innuendo, Tobacco Use and War Themes??? :D This sounds awesome!!! :)

Nor Treblig - Feb 18, 2017 at 12:49
Hey, one moment! This sounds like real life. Why would I want all of that in a game? Hmm...

Dr. N. Harold Cham - Feb 18, 2017 at 12:08
Man, I can't wait for the soundtrack! There's a really juicy bit in the Ransome trailer (check out the link!)... too bad it only lasts 10 seconds in the video.

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Feb 18, 2017 at 12:55
That's a great news!

Paul - Feb 18, 2017 at 12:57
Mild Swearing!
Sexual Innuendo!
Two of my favorite 80s bands!

Farooq - Feb 18, 2017 at 13:31
You know people always say they do "Netflix and chill". Now I can tell them I do "Thimbleweed Park and chill".

Paul - Feb 19, 2017 at 09:46
"How about we Thimbleweed Park and chill... come over and we'll play it on hard mode. We can check out each other's inventory and if we get stuck we'll just try using everything on everything."

Gins - Feb 18, 2017 at 12:59
Looking so forward to finally playing it! Time really flew.
And I can't help myself but wonder what you guys will be up to after this :D

Miguel - Feb 18, 2017 at 13:02
Release Date: Spring 2017
That's technically not until late March... Almost there!

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Feb 18, 2017 at 18:14
The release date is between 21st of March and 20th of June.
Come on, folks! Let's make a game?
Guess the date!

I say it will be.... Friday 10th od March!

And you?

Arto - Feb 18, 2017 at 18:29

Carlo Valenti - Feb 18, 2017 at 19:19
March 21st is my guess.

Farooq - Feb 19, 2017 at 04:11
March 2 is my guess

Diego - Feb 22, 2017 at 16:41
Late December

smartypants - Feb 18, 2017 at 18:14
Doesn't say whether astronomical or meteorological reckoning. In Australia spring starts in September.

Nor Treblig - Feb 18, 2017 at 22:28
...and ends in November. Enough time to implement all the remaining feature requests, like a pulsating mouse cursor, or an alternative coin verb interface, or voice recognition etc.

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Feb 19, 2017 at 03:44
Good point. Let's assume that Thimbleweed Park is a town somewhere in North America,  located not to far from the Mansion Mansion, aka the Skywalker ranch.

Nor Treblig - Feb 19, 2017 at 06:43
ooor we could assume Jenn helped setting up the Steam page :-)

maxxtro - Feb 18, 2017 at 13:03
Best Steam page I have ever seen!

In Ron we trust

Farooq - Feb 18, 2017 at 13:24
After 2 years of relentless rants(to myself) for releasing the game, finally, I'm this close and I say to myself... So early!?
Oh my god. oh my god... oh my god.. My LSD needs to wear down now.

Farooq - Feb 18, 2017 at 13:28
BTW it requires 2ghz of processor but 8gb's of RAM!?! whayt?

Ron Gilbert - Feb 18, 2017 at 13:31
Just making up numbers.  Does anyone not have 8GB of RAM? I'm sure it will run in 4GB.

Farooq - Feb 18, 2017 at 13:39
Well.. there are people here who have micro laptops with about 2GB of ram which I think will do. Is there a GPU specification as well?

Ron Gilbert - Feb 18, 2017 at 13:42
2GB is probably too little, once you take out all the RAM the OS needs. The game probably needs 2GB of free RAM to load and cache everything.  Most of that is sucked up by audio, not images.

Farooq - Feb 18, 2017 at 13:46
True. I think I didnt take a certain kind of "fluidity" in gameplay into account as well. I was basically comparing those fan-made AGS games with it.

Zombocast - Feb 18, 2017 at 13:50
Might want to make it 4 gigs of ram because people limited to 32bit operating systems

Ron Gilbert - Feb 18, 2017 at 13:52
32-bit OSs can have more than 4GB of RAM, it's just that no process can access more then 4GB.

Farooq - Feb 18, 2017 at 13:59
Does Terrible Toybox have a logo? is it being kept under wraps until release?

Herr Stirz - Feb 18, 2017 at 16:40
Just for the record: a 32-bit Windows does not see RAM beyond the 3.7G threshold.


Herr Stirz.

LogicDeLuxe - Feb 19, 2017 at 05:59
Not all versions of 32 Bit Windows are limited to 4 GB physical memory. Some can go up to 64 GB, or can be as low as 512 MB:
This obviously is not for technical reason, but due to Microsoft's marketing scheme.

Nor Treblig - Feb 19, 2017 at 06:37
The process limit still applies though which means we have to outsource the TWP Configuration Utility into a second process to not keep TWP crashing on x86.

Michael Jahn - Feb 18, 2017 at 15:25
Lol isv32 gb of tam enough ggg

Someone - Feb 18, 2017 at 17:58
"to load and cache everything."

But... but... but... you mean there are no long loading times? And no disc changes? Nooooo! I've bought three additional disc drives for Thimbleweed Park...!

Marc - Feb 18, 2017 at 20:10
Does it run on MS-DOS or Windows 3.11? I've only got 640kb of ram.

Ron Gilbert - Feb 18, 2017 at 20:27
As long as you have himem.sys installed.

Dieter - Feb 19, 2017 at 06:26
No problem with a autoexec.bat:

Big Red Button - Feb 21, 2017 at 06:15
But you may need MemMaker.

Mattias Cedervall - Feb 18, 2017 at 19:34
Ron, I have "only" 4GB RAM! :-( Why are you being such a RAMist? :P

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Feb 19, 2017 at 03:49
In order to play BIG GAME,
you need BIG RAM.

Big Red Button - Feb 19, 2017 at 09:12
Me too. So, I'm glad to read that 4 GB might suffice as well. :-)
I would have written 4 GB on the Steam page, because many people (incl. myself) have a console and don't necessarily need a PC/Mac with more than 4 GB of RAM. I've procrastinated upgrading my PC for this reason. Nonetheless, I prefer my PC for playing classic point & click adventure games. In my opinion, consoles ought to support mice, too!

Dieter - Feb 19, 2017 at 10:03
Yup. There are a lot of MacBooks still in use with only 4 GB of RAM. In comparison: Broken Sword 5 (with hi-res graphics, music and voices) needs only 1 GByte of RAM according to their Steam page (btw: The operating systems don't need that much RAM at all.)

@Ron: You can estimate the RAM with "top" while TWP is running (or a professional profiling tool :)).If you just want to say "I don't know" on the Steam page, just use a ridiculous high value, like "1134 TB". :) As you can see on the comments here, with 8 GB you confuse the potential buyers. :)

Ron Gilbert - Feb 20, 2017 at 10:18
I reduced the RAM requirements to 4GB. Turns out, one of our testers has been testing on a 4GB machine the whole time and she hasn't had any issues. Machine specs are such a dark art.

Mattias Cedervall - Feb 20, 2017 at 12:24
Thank you so much for your reply (the first this year, I think), Ron! :-) It does sounds like voodoo... :-/

Timo Roth - Feb 19, 2017 at 08:45
-----  will run on Windows Vista??? -----

Dear Mr. Gilbert,

my name is Timo, i am 12 years old and i am from Germany.
I  am so happy to play your game soon.
My family has a PC with Windows Vista and 4 GB RAM and a 2,0 GHZ CPU.
Will this quality of our PC be good enough to play Thimbleweed Park?

I will be so happy to get a short answer from you please.
Thank you very much,

Timo Roth from Germany

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Feb 20, 2017 at 04:36
Hello Timo,

welcome to the Thimbleweed Blog. We too are happy and waiting to play the game!
It's good to know that even a 12 years old boy like this game!
Mr. Ron Gilbert reads every comment, you will receive the answer to your question soon.
Have a nice day!

Timo Roth - Feb 20, 2017 at 05:05
Thank you, I really hope Mr.Gilbert will read my question and will answer me.
I hope too you can unterstand my English language which i learn to speak in school for two years now.

I played not only Maniac Mansion succesfull to the end, I played all five parts of Monkey Island to the end. But Monkey Island #I and #II were the best for me!

And now i am happy to play Thimbleweed Park soon if my parents PC is good and powerfull enough?!

Timo Roth from Germany

Nor Treblig - Feb 20, 2017 at 05:50
We can understand you very well! Also keep in mind that for many posters on this blog English isn't their first language too, so don't adopt every mistake we make :-)

I'm sure Ron Gilbert will be happy to read that MI 1 & 2 are your favourites!

There were already multiple requests to have the RAM limit lowered to at least 4 GB. Also Windows Vista may not be a problem since this game is unlikely to rely on too many Microsoft specific technologies except DirectX.

Ron and his Team will likely do tests to ensure it will work and then hopefully lower the system requirements.

longuist - Feb 21, 2017 at 16:01
LOL, that BIFI Game. I guess i still have that Disk lying around somewhere...

Nor Treblig - Feb 21, 2017 at 16:25
Point'n'click adventures were the rage back then! Quite a lot of companies made those for promotional purposes.

I've also played 'Dunkle Schatten' and 'Das Telekommando kehrt zurück' which were from the same developer as I've discovered just now:
Ever seen 'Captain Zins' before?

longuist - Feb 21, 2017 at 18:23
Played both. Had to google "Captain Zins" and then realized i had played it too :)
Its not that bad i lost this dedication ^^

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Feb 20, 2017 at 05:53
Hello Timo,

your english is very good!

I'm italian, and I have improved my english thanks to Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken and Monkey Island (they were only in english, when I have played them).
If you played Maniac Mansion (congratulations, which characters did you use to win?), I think you can play and like "Zak McKracken And The Alien Mindbenders": it's my favourite adventure game, made by David Fox, Ron Gilbert, Gary Winnick and Mark Ferrari: all of them have developed Thimbleweed park, so... ask your parents to buy a copy of Zak McKracken. I am sure you will enjoy it!

How old were you when you first played Maniac Mansion or Monkey Island?

Sushi - Feb 20, 2017 at 15:20
AFAIK, Mark did not create art for Zak, though (just checked my original C64 manual)
But totally second that you should play Zak!!

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Feb 20, 2017 at 17:25
Sushi: you are right, Mark Ferrari was not involved in Zak McKracken, my lapsus...

Sushi - Feb 20, 2017 at 17:57
@Zak: although according to MobyGames, he did the hi-res version art. I guess that"s the FM-towns version

Timo Roth - Feb 21, 2017 at 02:46
Hi Zak,

i played Monkey Island about one year ago. The parts I + II were the best for me, because they had a special atmosphere.
The humour and the whole world you delve into are very special, the same in Maniac Mansion, which i played after the Monkey Island series. Monkey Island #3 was already another atmosphere which i did not like as much as parts #I and #II.
Every minute of my free time i use to play point and click adventures, so i have played some games now.
I would like to add that "Monkey Island" and "Maniac Mansion" were (for me!) the best games.
In my eyes very good were also "Gemini Rue" as well as "Benath a steel sky" and "Chewy Escape from F5".
Here is a short list of all point and click adventures i played until today:

Monkey Island I-V
Maniac Mansion
Day of Tentacle
Sam and Max I-III
Zak McKracken I-II
Indiana Jones and the last crusade
Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis
Beneath a steel sky
Gemini Rue
The gene machine
Jack Orlando
Chewy Escape from F5
Bifi Roll - Action in Hollywood (a promotion game made by and for a famous German sausage company *HUMMY*)
The Dig

Best regards to you and i still hope my family´s PC will be good enough to play THIMBLEWEED PARK please.
Timo Roth

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Feb 21, 2017 at 06:07
Hello Timo,
so many adventure games, that's impressive, my congratulations.

Regarding your question about the RAM, Ron Gilbert has answered a few messages above, here is his answer:
"I reduced the RAM requirements to 4GB. Turns out, one of our testers has been testing on a 4GB machine the whole time and she hasn't had any issues. Machine specs are such a dark art."
In conclusion the machine your family owns can play Thimbleweed Park!
From your list of adventure games, I have played them all except for:
- Monkey Island V (there are only 4 Monkey Island games, unless you are referring to Tales Of Monkey Island)
- Sam and Max II and III (I stopped at the first one)
- Zak McKracken II (there is only one Zak McKracken, unless you are referring to Zak McKracken Between Time and Space)
- Gemini Rue
- The gene machine
- Jack Orlando
- Chewy Escape from F5
- Bifi Roll - Action in Hollywood (a promotion game made by and for a famous German sausage company *HUMMY*)
Great, boy, I want to play some of those adventure games from your list!
Thank you for sharing!

Gffp - Feb 21, 2017 at 07:18
And remember dear Timo: save some spare time for learning new things of your interest, practicing sports and social activities! Do you remember the ending titles of The Secret of Monkey Island? :-P
Real world experience is the essential nourishment of everything comes out from art.

Nor Treblig - Feb 21, 2017 at 08:02
@Timo Roth: Yeah, I remember games like Chewy and also Bifi!
Öliens 8 was a great movie. Wasn't it directed by Stefan Spülberg? :D

Simon the Sorcerer (especially 1 and 2) are very neat adventure games too.

Big Red Button - Feb 21, 2017 at 17:25
@ Timo: If the game won't work on Vista and you don't like to spend money for new software or hardware, you can install Linux Mint and play the Linux version of the game (for example via Steam Launcher).

Ron Gilbert - Feb 21, 2017 at 17:28
The game runs on Vista, as long as you have dx11 installed. I don't want to change the official sys specs right now due to not being able to test it well.

Zuckerberg - Feb 19, 2017 at 08:23
◎^◎   My machine is so behind...

Mike - Feb 18, 2017 at 14:11
Can anybody give us a selection of Websites of the Team Members of Team Thimbleweed? I would like to follow the activities of the team members, after the project is finished. What are David and Gary doing, after the project is finished? More comics?

Michael Hoffmann - Feb 18, 2017 at 15:27
Well, how about Twitter? Ron and David are very active Twitter posters.

David Fox - Feb 18, 2017 at 20:55
Yeah, thanks! Follow us all on Twitter. I also have a Twitter list I created that has most of the people who've worked on the game listed. Follow the list and follow everyone on it:

Mike - Feb 19, 2017 at 05:47
Great! Thank you.

smartypants - Feb 18, 2017 at 18:21
The team page has some information:

Michael - Feb 18, 2017 at 15:21
Ahhh no release date i cant wait anymore for the game. I already planned to play it a whole weekend with just a little bit of sleep. Cant wait anymore its the greatest game after all the adventures in the past aka MM , Zak, monkey island and so on.

Tomma - Feb 18, 2017 at 15:28
I can"t wait ^^

Vainamoinen - Feb 18, 2017 at 15:28
The Steam page says "Spring 2017". Now, Spring isn't so close that I can personally taste it... so...

But glad to hear GOG will be there right from the start, and that 4 GB RAM will be more than enough after all. Man, those 8 GB scared me. Calculating those giant pixels seems to be no laughing matter. :)

Patrik Spacek - Feb 18, 2017 at 15:37
I haven't noticed to see you pass the Greenlight :o)))

Ricardo Marichal - Feb 18, 2017 at 15:46
It´s me or the videos doesns´t work ?

Jassen - Feb 18, 2017 at 15:48
Excitement intensifies! 😆

Graeme Chicken - Feb 18, 2017 at 15:51
I could feel the "force" on this one. Something said check your emails the Thimbleweed Park has had an update.

Although my force sense hinted there may be a release date.

Graeme Chicken - Feb 18, 2017 at 15:51
I could feel the "force" on this one. Something said check your emails the Thimbleweed Park has had an update.

Although my force sense hinted there may be a release date.

Daniel Wolf - Feb 18, 2017 at 15:58
Looks good! One thing though: On the German Steam site, the section headers are in German, but all content (descriptions, screenshots) is in English. That might put off players who aren't fluent in English.

Ron Gilbert - Feb 18, 2017 at 16:06
They are still being translated, we wanted to wait until the English went up, so knew if we needed to make any changes.

Arto - Feb 18, 2017 at 16:00
I want another blog. Which means there should be another game. Which means Thimbleweed Park should sell well. Which means as many people should be aware of this game as possible. Which means we all should tell about this game to as many people as possible. So, please spread the word.

Thank you for GOG. I prefer it to Steam.

Daniel Wolf - Feb 18, 2017 at 16:15
Seconding everything you said. What will I do without the regular blog updates? I'm feeling withdrawal symptoms already, what with the posts getting less frequent!

Someone - Feb 18, 2017 at 18:02
I second that too. Ron, please do regular blog updates in the future. I am willing to pay for the extra work (maybe you could install a donation button or something :)).

TenguMan - Feb 18, 2017 at 16:01
Can't wait for it!

Hey Ron, are you considering the option for a Nintendo Switch Release too? :)

Tim Lammert - Feb 18, 2017 at 16:24
I can hold my breath 10 Minutes!
I hope that´s enough, cause I will hold it until you release TWP!

But wait,
you said you can´t release it anywhere before Xbox.
Is it (only) a downloadable game there? Or do we have to wait  until it´s boxes are standing in shelfes in stores?
*Heavy breathing*


MoK - Feb 18, 2017 at 16:54
CAAAANOOOOT WAAAAAIIIIT...I really want this game so so so much. Like "have" in retail. For my shelve. Right next to Monkey. And Zak. Maybe between. I don't know. Puuhleeease tell me will. there. .be. a. retail. VUURSHEN!!!!

Paul - Feb 18, 2017 at 17:45
I hope it will get a physical release across different platforms also, but if so I would like it if the PC release would be slightly different from the physical box that is coming out for the Kickstarter.

Gromish - Feb 18, 2017 at 16:59
I noticed missing shadows on playable characters.
As you plan to release it in march-april I think you are still in time to add them...? :-P
Btw waiting badly for Linux or Android release I'm starving for a good, difficult and funny point and click.
Everything I seen from firsts screenshots is gorgeous.

Zombocast - Feb 18, 2017 at 17:45
None of us were prepared for the games early release or how much it'd cost us all.

I arrived just as Ron began to announce the sale on his website.
A game is found in the steam store, bloated and pixelated from a release date announced too soon.
Victim of day-one patches and deleted save states, quickly the game of our dreams turned to nightmares.
A dangerously naive jr. blogger Reyes got to the comments section before me.
I read through his comments and immediately began to doubt if this game would suit my needs.
The plan was to ignore Rayes warnings and play the game on simple.
I didn't want to think about what would happen if the puzzles got complex.
I didn't need glitches stopping me from walking around.
I couldn't shake the feeling that something was wrong with this game.
The backers spoke in hushed an lowered voices of a release that I found hard to take seriously.  
Then a couple of developers told me about the bugs and then i knew.
I knew this was all part of something bigger, something bigger than Ron planned for.

A release date announced too soon.

Zombocast - Feb 18, 2017 at 18:17

Mattias Cedervall - Feb 18, 2017 at 19:30
Funny. :-)

Mattias Cedervall - Feb 18, 2017 at 19:28
That's great (fake?) news! :D I recommend the movie Steamboy! ;-)

Nor Treblig - Feb 18, 2017 at 22:37
Ohh, Patrick Stewart! Originally I wanted to wait for a GOGirl release (of course) but Patrick Stewart alone is a reason to watch it immediately!

Mattias Cedervall - Feb 20, 2017 at 12:28
GOGirl? Patrick Stewart is a great actor! :-) I bought the special edition of Steamboy on DVD.

Nor Treblig - Feb 21, 2017 at 08:03
Yeah, good to know there won't exist concepts like "revenge" in the future :)

Mattias Cedervall - Feb 18, 2017 at 19:36
Ron, maybe write on the Steam page that fan translations will be possible later on?

Jonny - Feb 18, 2017 at 19:55
So, obviously, because steam won't power online videos, the videos on Steam do not work.

Patrik Spacek - Feb 18, 2017 at 20:01
Is there going to be a possibility to do more translations? ...  I guess, if the answer is no, there is gonna be lots of hackers try to do that, so to aware of it, you could make a public text script for all fans/professionals who wants to do that.  Also, I hope you will release the game at the weekend, so people doesnt have to take days off :o)

Brian Bagnall - Feb 18, 2017 at 22:21
Everybody knows the release date will be May 21 in order to coincide with the release of Twin Peaks. Everybody knows... (props to Mr. Cohen)

Mario F. - Feb 19, 2017 at 03:59
@DEVs its time now to start the next kickstarter project. If the development time takes almost 2 years than its time to start it now. In the meanwhile you got the players playing, the buyers buying, the bacjers backing and the followers following for the next 2 years. Enough time to develop the next game without a hurry and much more rooms.

Thomas - Feb 19, 2017 at 06:10
Thanks for making it available on GoG, too!

Matteo - Feb 19, 2017 at 06:14
Great news!!! Anyway, is there a date even for backers? I cannot wait to receive my physical box ;)

Malcolm - Feb 19, 2017 at 06:51
I´m glad that somehody brought up the RAM topic...Even though a lot of people can´t imagine, there ARE indeed people like ME who USED to invest into PC´s for 15-20 years hundrets or even thousends of Euros in various upgrades until some of them - ME included - got sick of that and embraced the best invention after the wheel which are consoles. Bought once - good for 5+ years! And that for a ridiculous price!
So to get back on topic - for mere nostalgia reasons I would have considered playing that game on the good old PC instead of XBOX one but I also have ONLY 4GB of RAM and I will rather die before I invest one more cent into the damn PC but if it runs also with 4 GB...then my choice is clear :) jiechaa

Noah Stapleton - Feb 19, 2017 at 07:27
When the release date is announced, will the price be announced as well?

Roman - Feb 19, 2017 at 08:30
Friday ...erm...Sunday question....

I wonder when you, the developers, would say the game is a success.
Sure number of sold games after the kickstarter is  bigger than xyz....but not necessarily only a commercial success......Do you care much about x/y points in computer game magazines/blogs.....(just saw the tweet that you're not happy if authors still use old screenshots in their articles)......positive feedback on you fear emails from children saying "my parent's only sit in front of the PC and play something old looking....24/7"

After so much work on it.....when is the point in time, where you relax and was damn worth I can die happily or do it all again...with "Return to Thimbleweed Park"..coming to a PC near you in 2 years.......

Thimbleweedster - Feb 19, 2017 at 09:11
'tis time for this fucking game to be flushed down to the world's computer and console harddrives. \(^^)/

Guga - Feb 20, 2017 at 01:11
Why is the verbs font in the snapshots different? If you switch between the first two snapshots, Ray and Reyes, you can notice how the "Look at" verb is slightly different (namely, the L once has a serif, and once not).

Were the snapshots taken in two different stages of development?

Nor Treblig - Feb 20, 2017 at 05:28
It seems like the narrower L was the original one:

@Ron: You should reorder the screenshots on the Steam page so those two first ones don't come subsequently after each other (which makes this small difference to stick out).

Ron Gilbert - Feb 20, 2017 at 10:06
The shot of Ray in front of the Diner is an old shot (you can tell by the sentence line), not sure how it got in there. I'll replace it.

Patrik Rak - Feb 20, 2017 at 04:05
Hmm, seeing the trailer on Steam, is anyone else bothered by Delores's walking animation? I think it seems really weird to use the mirrored sprite in this case, as her purse is then always in front. So even if she carries it on the right hand side, if she walks to the left it suddenly jumps to her left hand side. See the second trailer around 0:39 for example.

longuist - Feb 20, 2017 at 12:30
Dear Mr Fox. Unfortunately my guilt was only absolved for MM & MI. I fear buying ZAK on gog will not decrease my shame-o-meter. Please consider doing a KS for an all new IP and add an absolution tier.

michel - Feb 20, 2017 at 13:38
Can some saviour explain me why releasing is so tricky? I

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Feb 20, 2017 at 17:29
Releasing marketing and procedures in general, it's like a puzzle.
95% of it is resolved, but there is still a 5% to complete, before being 100% sure that everything is fine and ready.
So, according to Ron Gilbert's statements, it's better to wait until everything is safe, otherwise if a date is announced and then, for many reasons, it has to be procrastinated, it would be very upsetting...

Shinjica - Feb 21, 2017 at 09:19
I think Microsoft is what keep them to give us a date. Maybe they still not have greenlighted the game for Xbox

Ron Gilbert - Feb 21, 2017 at 09:36
We signed the deal for Xbox a year and a half ago, so that is not stopping us from talking about the release date. There is no one factor, we're just trying to make sure we have everything set up, across all platforms.

Shinjica - Feb 21, 2017 at 09:59
Thanks for the clarification Ron, always appreciated. Cant wait to try your game

Michel - Feb 21, 2017 at 20:50
So it regards building the game correctly? I'm asking because you nurtured us. I came here just to keep up with your progress and then I have became passionate about the game making process. So please, please, don't put up a site about sexual habits of the star nosed moles.

Stefan - Feb 21, 2017 at 04:43
Will backers get a GOG-key to redeem all the fluffyness? :)

Nor Treblig - Feb 21, 2017 at 08:36
Yes, as a backer you will be able to choose between GOG and Steam!

Tom - Feb 21, 2017 at 09:44
Any word about the IOS version? Will it be released simultaneously?

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Feb 21, 2017 at 10:44
iOS and Android versions will be released a few months after TRD (The Release Date).

Arto - Feb 21, 2017 at 13:42
TRD will also be known as the first day of year 1 in Thimblewedian calendar.

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Feb 21, 2017 at 15:12
So, the bloated and pixelated body has been found on Jan, the 1st,  0001 T.R.D. ?

Big Red Button - Feb 21, 2017 at 17:34
I think so, but TRD of TWP is still TBA.

Nor Treblig - Feb 21, 2017 at 19:41
Before TRD of TWP is possible TBA it needs TBD and then finally needs TBC!

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Feb 22, 2017 at 06:31
Oh, I write here now: once the game will be in my hands, I won't write here anymore, until I'll finish the game. I want to avoid spoilers and I don't want to compete. It's not a race where who finishes the game first wins a gold medal.
I just want to relax, after my work, at night, playing 1 or 2 hours (a few more during weekends).
IMHO, that's the correct way to fully enjoy the game...

Nor Treblig - Feb 22, 2017 at 12:12
Or we rage quit because hard mode is too frickin' hard for us and then come asking here for hints like n00bs.

Big Red Button - Feb 22, 2017 at 12:55
@ Zak: That's true. Also I would say: The longer it takes to finish TWP, the more pleasant will be the waiting time for the subsequent Terrible Toybox game.

Miguel - Feb 22, 2017 at 05:30
Some people complains about the official specs. But Ron tweeted a couple days ago that the Linux developer mentioned that the game runs fine on a Raspberry Pi. As these little devices only feature 1 GB of RAM I don't think anybody should be really worried about the specs.

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Feb 22, 2017 at 06:33
The only specs to be worried to are the spec(k)s of dust.

Ron Gilbert - Feb 22, 2017 at 09:18
The game will not run in 1GB. 2 seems to be OK, but we've never done a full run in 2GB. We have in 4GB, so that's the min spec.  In specs aren't a science, you just have to test if and see.  If we haven't been able to deep test (not just play though) then, we don't add the spec.  Remember, when you machine has 2GB, it doesn't mean the game gets the entire 2GB. It might work on some 2GB machines and fail on others.

Peter Brodersen - Feb 22, 2017 at 10:10
Notwithstanding I would really like to try to make a Thimbleweed Pi box (apart from playing the game on a well-endowed machine). There is something charming and utterly unnecessary about having a box that I can bring along with me to friends and connect to their TV and play the game.

TuberViejuner - Feb 22, 2017 at 10:14

Will we buy physical edition ?  If so, Will we have s / n steam in conjunction with the physical edition at the time of purchase?

Kind regards,

michel - Feb 22, 2017 at 11:51
Only some of the worthy backers shall receive the collector box.

Nor Treblig - Feb 22, 2017 at 12:15
What I've heard is that beside the Collector Editions for backers there won't be a physical release because it's too much a hassle.
But maybe they will find a publisher who is willing to do so, especially in Europe/Germany there are people liking physical releases.

Sushi - Feb 23, 2017 at 02:12
Ron said in a comment to one of the previous posts (while catching up on about 2000+ comments as I read too much on my phone rather than using the nice greasmonkey plugin  - so sorry,  I couldn't tell which one)  that there IS a physical release (box) planned BUT it will be only a few months after all the KS boxes are shipped. And of course, it will be just the box, no feelies.

Sushi - Feb 23, 2017 at 02:36
found it
according to Ron"s comment in the post "Content complete":
"The boxed version will be available for everyone to buy, but it won't include a feelie or some other KS extra. It won't be for sale for several months after the KS box is shipped."

Nor Treblig - Feb 23, 2017 at 04:51
Nice. It will likely be just a DVD case so they can't put a lot inside anyway.
I am excited to get my backers edition!

Tim Lammert - Feb 24, 2017 at 16:20
A cardboard box would be fxxxing awesome. Just like in the old days...

Big Red Button - Feb 23, 2017 at 06:15
I guess that some people will keep the box sealed anyway. They won't even notice that there are no feelies included in the non-backers box. Even the backers box doesn't necessarily need to be opened, because, if you get that box, you also get TWP as a DLC.

badde - Feb 23, 2017 at 14:15
Great! Can´t wait - Lovely Site - at all !! Good job Ron !