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If you grew up playing point-and-click games like Maniac Mansion and Moneky Island you have developers Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick to thank. A few years ago the two teamed up on a new game in the style of the games they had developed for LucasArts in the 80s and 90s.
It’s called Thimbleweed Park, and it was funded through a crowdfunding campaign in 2014 and released on 2017.
The game is available for PC, Android, iOS, PS4, and the Nintendo Switch, and typically sells for $10 to $20. But right now it’s available for free from the Epic Games Store.
The only catches are that you’ll need to install the Epic Games app and you only get the Windows or Mac versions of the game. If you want to play on a mobile device or game console, you’ll still need to pull out your wallet, and Linux isn’t officially supported.
- Thimbleweed Park PC game for free – Epic Game Store
- 3 LEGO PC games for $12 – Fanatical
- WZ99 Bluetooth earbuds with microSD card playback for $8 – Geekbuying
- Atgoin Bluetooth sport earbuds for $12 – Newegg
- Refurb JayBird X2 Sport Bluetooth earbuds for $30 – Newegg
- NuForce BE Sport3 wireless earbuds for $35 – B&H
- JBL Reflect Fit in-ear heart rate monitoring wireless headphones for $40 – Harman Kardon (via eBay)
- Refurb BÖHM wireless noise-cancelling over-ear headphones for $40 – A4C
Laptops and tablets
- Microsoft Surface Laptop (1st-gen) w/Core i5-7200U/8GB/256GB for $800 – Amazon
- Refurb Apple iPad Pro (2017) tablets for $450 and up – Woot
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 8″ tablet w/SD660/4GB/64GB for $230 – Gearbest
Amazon Fire TV devices
- Select Amazon Fire TV Edition smart TVs for $90 – $350 (up to $130 off) – Best Buy
- Select Amazon Fire TV Edition 32″ 720p TVs for $100 – Amazon
- Aazon Fire TV devices for $30 and up (up to $50 off) – Amazon
Other Amazon devices
- Amazon Fire tablets for $40 and up (up to $30 off) – Amazon
- Amazon Echo Dot 2-pack for $60 – Amazon
- Amazon Echo Dot 3-pack for $75 – Amazon
- SanDisk 128GB microSDXC card + 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $26 – Newegg
- SanDisk 480GB SATA III 2.5″ SSD for $50 – Newegg (coupon: EMCXTVVU3)
- Crucial 960GB SATA III 2.5″ SSD for $105 – Newegg (coupon: EMCTVVU26)
- TP-Link Deco mesh WiFi router 2-pack for $100 – Newegg (coupon: NEFPBF7)
- Google WiFi mesh router 3-pack for $240 – Amazon
It’s a fine game, but you’d better brush up on that Monkey Island 1 and 2 to enjoy it fully.
It is decidedly specific.
If you want writing with your game, but don’t know what ScuMM is, get Sunless Sea (not Skies) or West of Loathing, depending on what art style/setting you like more.
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