email support [at-thingy] thimbleweedpark.com
Woo-hoo!!! Waiting at the mailbox for 5 days paid off! I just got my Thimbleweed Park backer reward and I can finally go back into the house.
It’s signed by Mssrs. Gilbert & Winnick, which is all sorts of extra awesome sauce!
The only problem is that the “Backer-A-Reno” badge is on the outside shrinkwrap… Boo! Normally, I would just ravage that wrapper and discard it with prejudice, but now I am having all sorts of internal conflicts on whether I should even open it at all.
Damn you, beautifully decorated plastic wrapper from hell! You have defeated me today!
You can cut the stickers out and put them into the box…
That’s also what I did. But I hesitated as well for a long time to unwrap the game. But when I did, it was so rewarding. And then I cut out the stickers and put them into the box. I’ve never been happier. Ever.
Yeah, I’ll definitely do that. I can’t carry the burden in my conscience of leaving this crisp and beautiful box unopened.
OK, I just opened the box. Fantastic work on the packaging! It feels very old school with all the feelies.
The floppy disk was an extra nice touch! I would have expected a generic empty 5-1/4" gag diskette just for laughs, but I understand that you went through the trouble of getting the disk loaded with data for extra coolness factor – that’s just brilliant!
The entire experience of this game, from development, to release, all the way to the delivery of the physical copies has been just fantastic – and that is before even considering the brilliantly executed game itself!
Thank you so much to Messrs. Gilbert & Winnick, and the entire crew at the Terrible Toybox Co. It has all been unforgettable so far.
Oh, did you OPEN the floppy disk 22/269 ?
I mean… not in that way…
No, I didn’t open the disk. I think Mr. Gilbert mentioned something about finding a vendor that could not only source the disks, but copy them; so I assume they have data.
Please, anybody find a floppy drive and discover which hidden easter egg is in there!
What if you put in the floppy disc and this happens?
Only if the shoe fits…
I have a PC with a floppy drive, and in my basement, I still have an Amiga 500…
Spill it! What’s on the disk?
Or is it in only formatted for C64?
I have a floppy drive and will have a look, but please give me a few more hours.
btw: It’s a HD disk, so it doesn’t contain data for the Amiga.
I’m sure that the floppy is not for an Amiga computer/filesystem, but just to nitpick: “it doesn’t contain data for the Amiga models that didn’t support HD floppy disks.”.
I knew that someone would come up with this.
But to get back to the topic:
The disk isn’t empty. It contains an easter egg, but not the Secret of Monkey Island.
I’m not sure if I should spoil the content here at all.
You should take advantage of your knowledge to launch an adventure-game-related quiz in the “General” category: if anyone wins, you’ll share what the easter egg is (using spoiler tags for those who don’t want to know).