Thimbleweed Park Arrives On Nintendo Switch In September
Thimbleweed Park Nintendo Switch
(Last Updated On: August 10, 2017)

The release date for Ron Gilbert’s Thimbleweed Park has been narrowed down for the Nintendo Switch to September. We don’t know when in September, but it’s coming soon in September. The PlayStation 4, alternatively, received an official release date of August 22nd.

Over on the PlayStation Blog it was revealed that the game will be made available digitally on the PlayStation Store for the PS4, and it will support DualShock 4 unique features, along with refined gamepad controls for making the leap to home consoles.

The PS4 version will pale in comparison to the Switch version, however. It sounds like Terrible Toybox is making the Switch version of the game the definitive version to play. They demonstrate some of the features in the teaser video below featuring real-time off-screen footage of the Switch version. Check it out below.

The Switch version will support the standard TV and tablet mode, but the added benefit in tablet mode is that it will allow players to replace the mouse cursor with touchscreen tablet functionality. You’ll be able to pick up objects, interact with your inventory or direct the character(s) around the screen using touchscreen controls.

In addition to the touchscreen controls, there will also be the option to use the Joy-Con controls as well, which will allow players to conveniently play the game in TV mode using the Joy-Cons.

The game will also only be available through the Nintendo eShop. There’s apparently a lot of excitement for the game on the Nintendo Switch, which is not surprising given that a lot of gamers seem to be desperate for more games on the Switch.

Whether or not it’ll be a good on the Switch remains to be seen, but it will be fascinating to see if point-and-click games will tap a market on Nintendo’s hybrid portable console.

If you don’t care about home consoles, gimmick controls,  or portable devices, you can purchase Thimbleweed Park on PC right now via digital distributors.


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  • Disqusted

    I don’t think I ever beat Maniac Mansion. or Zak and the Alien Mindbenders.

    Off-topic: Google put up their authoritarian AI for people to mess around with.
    http://perspectiveapi.com/
    I think its name is pretty ironic. Do they not realize everyone’s perspective is different?

    Scroll down to Writing Experiments to try out your “toxicity”!
    Pretty much any negative word or genital is 100% “toxic”. Except for “clitoris” which is somehow only 34% toxic.

    “Boys are hot.” = 18% toxic. “Girls are hot.” = 31% toxic.
    “Being a guy is the best thing ever.” = 4% toxic.
    “Being a girl is the best thing ever.” = 1% toxic.
    “SJW” = 29% toxic. “SJWs” = 89% toxic.
    “SJWs are amazing.” = 3% toxic.
    “anus” = 100% toxic. How do these people poop?
    “liberals” = 10% toxic. “conservatives” = 3% toxic.
    “misandry” = 5% toxic. “misogyny” = 13% toxic.
    I actually expected “misandry” to give an unknown word error.

    So basically nobody will be allowed to criticize or point out anything negative, or talk about their body parts. Society will be reduced to babyhood.

    It’s also racist as hell. “Gook” “jap” “chink” are all around 40-60% toxic.
    “Ching chong” and “slanty eyes” are 1%. “Nip” is 2%. What the f**k.
    But “nigga” “nigg” “nigger” are instant 100%. “Gringo” is 97%.
    “Mexicans” = 90% toxic!!
    “Italians” = 1% toxic. “Brazilians” = 10% toxic.
    “Blacks” = 97% toxic. “Whites” = 63% toxic.
    “African-Americans” = 3% toxic. “African Americans” = 10% toxic.

    More examples of how terrible their stupid AI is:
    “murder” = 87% toxic.
    “murder is bad” = 92% toxic.
    “murder is good” = 34% toxic.
    “killing other people is bad.” = 87% toxic.
    “killing other people is good.” = 32% toxic.
    “killing other people is very beneficial to society” = 19% toxic.
    “genocide is bad” = 87% toxic.
    “genocide is great” = 17% toxic.

    “rape” = 95% toxic.
    “rape is bad” = 97% toxic.
    “rape is good” = 63% toxic.
    “rape is fantastic” = 27% toxic.
    “rape is healthy and good” = 18% toxic.
    “rape is essential to healthy living.” = 3% toxic.

    “vagina” = 100% toxic. “vaginal” = 28% toxic.
    “vaginal mutilation” = 64% toxic.
    “vaginal mutilation is bad” = 87% toxic.
    “vaginal mutilation is good” = 20% toxic.

    “the holocaust was terrible” = 83% toxic.
    “the holocaust was necessary” = 9% toxic.
    “the holocaust was good” = 5% toxic.
    “the holocaust was good.” = 3% toxic. Note the full stop.
    “the holocaust didn’t happen” = 8% toxic.
    Google are anti-semite holocaust deniers!!

    “Google needs to be raped.” = 98% toxic.
    “Google needs to be raped in a polite, pleasant way.” = 66% toxic.
    “Google needs to be raped in a very polite, pleasant, healthy, joyful, peaceful way.” = 44% toxic.
    “Google needs to be raped in a very polite, pleasant, healthy, joyful, peaceful Christian way.” = 44% toxic. Exchanging Christian for Buddhist/Catholic is still 44%
    “Google needs to be raped in a very polite, pleasant, healthy, joyful, peaceful Muslim way.” = 27% toxic. What.
    “Google needs to be raped in a very polite, pleasant, healthy, joyful, peaceful Muslim alt-right way.” = 16% toxic. What.

    Also note that for every added exclamation mark, toxicity rises significantly. Unless it’s after a positive word, in which case it is ignored.

    So basically it only analyzes initial layers of positive and negative. Positive is not toxic, negative is toxic. But it can’t discern the toxicity of negative things being described as positive, and vice versa. How shortsighted and simplistic.

    And as usual, because it was probably made in America, they only care about African-American and Mexican racist stuff.

    Saw this on The_Donald, didn’t try it myself but thought it was funny:
    https://i.redd.it/vssva5dl3wez.png

    • Mr.Towel

      These examples need to spread fast, so people can feel the breath of thought control on their necks.

      On-Topic. As It happened with Vita, many games are better played on the handheld because of touchscreen capabilities. Switch is reminding me a lot of the Vita actually. Simple form handheld device, tons of capabilities, indie machine.

      Except for the fact that Nintendo isn’t dropping the system on the first sign of trouble. Fuck you, Sony.