My sister came to visit recently with her husband and 11 year-old son, Dante.
One fine morning, while drinking my coffee, Dante caught me playing Thimbleweed Park and seemed intrigued. I explained it was a new very cool game made by a famous designer of older games from when I was his age.
However, it didn’t matter what I was saying, he seemed enthralled by the game itself, so I asked… would you like to give it a go? His eyes lit up and he nodded wildly a resounding “yes.”
From then on, I lost access to the computer, for Dante played furiously and excitedly for hours during his brief stay. He didn’t get to finish, though. Alas, he and his parents left for home just as he reached the Pillow Factory.
Nonetheless, he said he can’t wait for the iOS version to come out so that he can play it on his iPad and finish it.
A few days after he left, my wife and I were chatting about how much the game appealed to children, and amidst our conversation, I received the following brief but insightful review from Dante. Apparently, he wrote it during his eight-hour drive home.
I thought I’d share it with you.
Reveiw on thimblweed
I liked it very much and would like to tell you a few things.
My favorite character was franklin be cause he is a ghost and he can do weird things.
My second favorite character is Delores. I like her because of her story ties to chuck.
My least favorite character is ransom the clown. He doesn’t have anything special in his story.
Delores has chuck as her uncle, Franklin turns into a ghost, agent reyes’s father was a guard at the old pillow factory and agent rey is working for national securty. But ransom the clown has no ties to the factory and has no powers.
I never got to finish the game so I can’t wait for the game to come out for iOS so I can finish it all and find out the ending.
Thank you uncle for the oppurtunity to play the game.
Thank you Dante.