A quick look at the most searched words on Google.com associated with Thimbleweed Park immediately reveals that adding the internal hint system was a very smart decision.
(bigger word = more cited word)
Word clouds are an awful way to display statistics but they can be pretty.
Guilty. I like how the kickstarter video search is a puzzle in the game, all that built in SEO benefit.
Ah! So that’s why! I was wondering why it was used at all since it makes little sense in the story.
I thought perhaps it was that using a completely incompatible and nonsensical object with the body caused the machine to crash.
However, why now, why this object? Since it never did that before with any other random action… The promotional aspect at least explains some of the motivation.