Where Are They Now

by Jenn Sandercock
Mar 29, 2018

It's our one year anniversary of launching Thimbleweed Park to the public!

To celebrate, we're 50% off on ALL digital platforms for less than 24 hours:

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We have discounts on some of our great T-shirts and other merch over at Fangamer.

AND we're releasing the physical versions on Switch and PS4 with Limited Run Games along with an exclusive new vinyl color and an exclusive new T-shirt!

There will also be a one-year anniversary podcast on Monday.

As part of these celebrations, we've put together a bumper "where are they now" for many of our team members. So if you'd been wanting to get to know the team better and hear about their other projects, now's your chance.

We've listed everyone in alphabetical order based on first name.

Alexander Preymak

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Russian Translator

Where do you live?
Ryazan, Russia

What is your favourite colour?
Ginger. Sometimes brown

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
Blade Runner 2049

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Non-fiction

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Russian Translation

What was your favourite area of the game?
Town

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Dime Paradox

What are you working on now?
This was a busy year since Thimbleweed launched, and I'm still translating... Thimbleweed! And a bunch of games with NDA, so check my website from time to time to see my current list of translated games. From the latest projects I can recall Sol 705, an adventure game by Patricio Land which is free everywhere and actually a demo. I also occasionally write for Kanobu.ru, a Russian video game site — you'll be surprised, but my latest piece was about Thimbleweed Russian localisation, its ups and downs, and how it's a great game, and if you're Russian — buy it and see for yourself.

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
Twitter: @preymak, website: preymaktranslations.com

Chase Martin

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Producer

Where do you live?
Seattle, WA, USA

What is your favourite colour?
Brown

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
Abbadon's Gate

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Sci-fi

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Dev Team

What was your favourite area of the game?
Town

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Library Stairs - I slapped myself in the forehead after that one.

What are you working on now?
I joined the ID@Xbox Team, to champion and help other independent developers release their games on the Xbox platforms.

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
Twitter: @theplayerpiano

Christophe Pallarès

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
French Translator

Where do you live?
Úbeda, Spain

What is your favourite colour?
Lilac

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
Get Out

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
The Legend of Zelda - Hyrule Historia

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Jokes and Humor

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Everywhere

What was your favourite area of the game?
Hotel

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Getting Willie out of jail

What are you working on now?
Still working full time on the French localisation of various games. Since TP, I translated Bertram Fiddle (Ep.2), Lydia, The Revenge of Johnny Bonasera (Ep.1, currently working on Ep.2), Just Dance 2018, The Crew 2 (ongoing), Paul Pixel, Tesla vs. Lovecraft, Lucid Dream (ongoing), Midnight Quest, The Goddess Robbery. Various projects in the pipe too! ^^

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
@xtooph on Twitter, mobygames.com, gamesmith.com

Concha Fernández Álvarez

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Spanish Translator, QA Tester

Where do you live?
London, UK

What is your favourite colour?
Red

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
It

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Sports and Outdoors

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Everywhere

What was your favourite area of the game?
Hotel

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Annoying kid conversation

What are you working on now?
I've worked on numerous games (AAA, indies, social - sorry, NDAs) and a book project with Spanish publisher Héroes de Papel.

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
Follow me on Twitter! @conchaf7z

David Fox

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Designer, Writer, Programmer, Sound

Where do you live?
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

What is your favourite colour?
Blue

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
The Shape of Water

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
The Princess Bride

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Sci-fi

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Town, Country, Circus, Mansion, Factory

What was your favourite area of the game?
Circus

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Finding lost page of Ransome's Joke Book and charging the battery.

What are you working on now?
Investigating VR (Meetups, connecting, field trips to The VOID), visiting theme parks (research only, hah), updating my old apps (Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game - http://RubeWorks.com), Netflix binging.

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
@DavidBFox, Facebook and LinkedIn

Emily Morganti

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Public Relations

Where do you live?
San Francisco, CA, USA

What is your favourite colour?
Blue

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
Can't think of any movies, but loved American Vandal TV series on Netflix

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
Story Genius by Lisa Cron

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Young Adult Fiction

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
The Upper World

What was your favourite area of the game?
Hotel

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Getting blood sample

What are you working on now?
Doing PR for Wadjet Eye Games' Unavowed, inkle's Heaven's Vault, and Asymmetric's West of Loathing. Also writing novels and building dollhouses!

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
@fovlet on Twitter or emilymorganti.com

Fabio Bortolotti

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Italian Translator

Where do you live?
Milano, Italy

What is your favourite colour?
Pink

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
Rogue One

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
Prelude to foundation - Asimov

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Sci-fi

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Everywhere

What was your favourite area of the game?
Mansion

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
The best "ah-ah!" moment was the forest puddle. It made me feel like in the old SCUMM days.

What are you working on now?
I'm translating two unreleased games (sorry, can't say which ones!) and I'm working on the DLCs/updates of Rainbow Six: Siege and Ghost Recon Wildlands. I also have a retrogaming channel on Twitch: www.twitch.tv/kenobisboch

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
@fabiobortolotti on Twitter

Gary Winnick

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Creator, Designer, Animator, Inventory Artist

Where do you live?
Felton, CA, USA

What is your favourite colour?
Blue

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
Thor: Ragnarok

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
Ex-Heroes series

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Adventure

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Everywhere

What was your favourite area of the game?
Mansion

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Delores Flashback

What are you working on now?
Completing a new comic book 'The Variants': an homage to the comics of the 1960's

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
garyart.net

Heinrich Lenhardt

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
German Translator

Where do you live?
Vancouver, Canada

What is your favourite colour?
Blue

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
Stranger Things and Black Mirror [TV shows]

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
Paul Auster: 4 3 2 1

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Short Stories

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Additional German translations (HintTron 3000™ text)

What was your favourite area of the game?
Hotel

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Obtaining tools, creating forest footprints and getting Natalie away from her desk.

What are you working on now?
Writing articles for German-language media like GameStar, doing freelance translations and hosting the 'Spieleveteranen' podcast (www.spieleveteranen.de).

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
www.lenhardt.net  -  Twitter: @hlenhardt

Jenn Sandercock

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Designer, Writer, Programmer, Producer

Where do you live?
Seattle, WA, USA

What is your favourite colour?
Purple

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
Probably the new Blade Runner movie, for the visuals.

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
I finally finished the Obernewtyn Chronicles, which I started reading almost 30 years ago. Note: most of the delay is because the final book wasn't finishing until recently. I also finished the Shadowmarch series, which I started around 10 years ago.

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Cooking and Food

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Hotel, Sewers

What was your favourite area of the game?
Hotel

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
The dialog puzzle with Teddy in the hotel lobby. It was the first puzzle I put in the game.

What are you working on now?
I'm still working a bit on Thimbleweed Park: supporting sales, checking social media and responding to support emails. Mostly, I'm working on an Edible Game Cookbook. That's real-world tabletop games where you eat real-world food as you play the game. I'm working on a series of games that I can put together into a cookbook with recipes and rules for playing. I'm hoping to Kickstart it this year. You can find out more and subscribe to my newsletter here: ediblegames.com

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
Twitter: @jennsandercock

Katerina Bergerova

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Senior QA Tester

Where do you live?
Prague, Czech Republic

What is your favourite colour?
Black

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
I haven't seen that many movies, but probably Blade Runner 2049.

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
First two books of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy. I also quite enjoyed a series of horror manga by Junji Ito.

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Mystery

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Everywhere

What was your favourite area of the game?
Town

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
It's very difficult to choose just one puzzle. I remember I really liked the puzzle chain during Delores' flashback - I got a bit stuck the first time I played the game, but all I needed to do was stop and think about the possible solutions. I loved how logical it was in the end. No obscure "randomly combine this with that until something happens".

What are you working on now?
Well, let's say I'm planning to practice some game development. But it's very early to say anything more about this hobby project of mine. I'm also still involved in Thimbleweed Park-related work (as a community manager most of the time, and as a tester when the need arises). Working on this game has been a blast. And who knows what the future brings. Hopefully more great game projects I could participate in.

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
I'm not really an active social media user at the moment.

Katie Postma

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Community Management

Where do you live?
London, Ontario, Canada

What is your favourite colour?
Green

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Sci-fi

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Social media

What was your favourite area of the game?
Hotel

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Mouse puzzle!

What are you working on now?
Working at Stoic as the Community Manager for The Banner Saga Series

bannersaga.com

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
You can find me working here: @bannersaga

Lauren Davidson

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Writer

Where do you live?
Southampton, UK

What is your favourite colour?
Peacock blue

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
A Silent Voice

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
The Disaster Artist

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Mystery

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Town, Circus

What was your favourite area of the game?
Town

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Riker Burger

What are you working on now?
Dropped Monocle Games' very talented programmer Denis has been building us a custom point and click framework for the Godot Engine. We have been doing a HD remake of our first ever game, Witchy Woo, to test it and have a full length sequel planned to begin work on shortly after its release.

In my spare time I am working on a dating sim about female serial killers. My Google search history probably has me on a watch list now.

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
@boosegoose is my twitter where I post most of my updates.

Malcolm Stead

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Engine Programmer, Windows & Xbox Programmer

Where do you live?
Vancouver, BC, Canada

What is your favourite colour?
Pink

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
In cinema, there wasn't a lot of great films last year - probably Dunkirk

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
I spent a few hrs thinking on this one, ended up going for "skag boys by Irvine welsh". Soley because it was first one which came to mind.

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Self Help

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Everywhere. I like to think I was the team's eye candy

What was your favourite area of the game?
Circus

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Wait?  Was I supposed to play it?  :)

What are you working on now?
Just finished working on contract for software for lidar for use in film industry... now working on fun (hopefully) 2d action, comedy game

Also looking at finishing Naked War (tm), if enough people want it.

http://www.zee-3.com/nakedwar_ios/

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
www.confusedduck.com or Twitter: @ConfusedDuck

Mark J. Ferrari

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Background Artist

Where do you live?
Eastsound (Orcas Island), WA, USA

What is your favourite colour?
Green

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
Collateral Beauty

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Young Adult Fiction

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Everywhere

What was your favourite area of the game?
Mansion

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Figuring out how to do the artwork. :]

What are you working on now?
Artwork for a card game based on Sonia Lyris' 'Seer' series of fantasy novels. Check out the first book and the coming card game at  https://lyris.org/seer/

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
Sadly, I am a largely invisible recluse these days, but I do have a website that I myself have neither visited or updated for many years. :] www.markferrari.com

Octavi Navarro

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Background Artist, Animator

Where do you live?
Barcelona, Spain

What is your favourite colour?
Dark grey

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
I just realized I don't watch many movies anymore!

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
Runaway by Alice Munro

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Physics and Astronomy

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Hotel

What was your favourite area of the game?
Mansion

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
The MmucasFlem application puzzle.

What are you working on now?
I'm currently working on Luca Redwood's new game Photographs and my new short game after Midnight Scenes.

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
Twitter: @pixelshuh

Robert Megone

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Lead Tester

Where do you live?
Basingstoke, UK

What is your favourite colour?
Blue

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
Blade Runner 2049

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
Kitchen Disco (To my daughter)

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Short Stories

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Everywhere

What was your favourite area of the game?
Town

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Unlocking the factory.

What are you working on now?
Working full time as a programmer on a new game over at Revolution Software.

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
Twitter: @robertmegone

Ron Gilbert

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Creator, Designer, Writer, Sound, Engine Programmer, Mac Programmer, Audio Director

Where do you live?
Seattle, WA, USA

What is your favourite colour?
Blue

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
Good Time (I just got done watching The Disaster Artist and it is now tied with Good Time).

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
Abomination

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Sci-fi

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Everywhere

What was your favourite area of the game?
Hotel

What was your favourite puzzle in the game?
Distracting Natalie

What are you working on now?
Desperately trying to come up with a new project!

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
grumpygamer.com (I quit Twitter)

Steve Kirk

What was your role on Thimbleweed Park?
Musician

Where do you live?
Seattle, WA, USA

What is your favourite colour?
Turquoise

What is your favourite movie you watched in 2017?
The Post

What is your favourite book you read in 2017?
Testimony by Robbie Robertson

Which section would we find you in at the Edmund Mansion mansion library?
Arts and Entertainment

What areas of the game did you contribute the most to?
Everywhere, Music for all areas

What was your favourite area of the game?
Circus

What are you working on now?
I am writing songs with George Sanger and working on a sound design project.

What's the best way people can follow you and find out more about your work?
stevekirkpop.com, @stevekirkpop



Tim Lammert - Mar 30, 2018 at 13:02
Awesome Blog Post. Especially for the "where are they now" section.

NightShadowPT - Mar 30, 2018 at 16:29
It's great to know how the team is doing, but a bit sad that none of them seem to be working on Thimbleweed Park 2 or The Secret of Monkey Island Next...

This team made an amazing game and I would love to see them do more of it...

Cheers and happy birthday!

Mattias Cedervall - Mar 30, 2018 at 17:20
Jenn, that's excellent news and it was fantastic to finally read the interviews! ^_^

Oregondanne - Mar 30, 2018 at 17:21
Revolution is making a new game?! Is it Beneath a Steel Sky 2? Or, please please, Broken Sword 6 (Am I the only one who thought The Serpent's Curse was the best in the series?).

Frans - Mar 31, 2018 at 05:55
I had trouble getting over the UX with its lack of keyboard support. Last year the 20th anniversary update added keyboard/controller support (only touted as controller support, see my own blog post about it <a href="https://fransdejonge.com/2017/04/broken-sword-5-update-with-full-keyboard-support/">here</a>;), but I haven't picked it back up yet.

Based on the little bit I played (got out of the initial room but not much beyond) it certainly showed a lot more potential than 3/4. Talk about getting over the interface. :)

On the topic of the blog post, pity the soundtrack isn't included in the sale.

Nor Treblig - Mar 31, 2018 at 13:07
Improved keyboard support? Interesting, didn't know anything about such changes!

Paul - Mar 31, 2018 at 09:04
"There will also be a one-year anniversary podcast on Monday."

Yes! I'm hoping it will be the start of a "Yearly Stand-Up Meeting Podcast", where you discuss what you did last year and what you will be doing next year...
what is one + one?