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German Localization + 1 Extra-Dollar for Thimbleweed Park is a really cool stretch goal

Stretch goals for the localization of Thimbleweed Park

Interesting news regarding the Thimbleweed Kickstarter: Videogame localization legend Boris Schneider-Johne offered via Twitter to localize the brand new classic retro graphic point and click adventure game into German - for free:

Schneider-Johne was responsible for the great localization of the Lucasfilmgames graphic adventures Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island. Schneider-Johne first changed from videogame journalism at the German game magazine Power Play to the localizing site which as a matter of fact did not yet exist at this time.

His first localization was a localized "hack" of the Activision adventure game "Murder on the Mississippi": He used a Hex-Editor to alter the text-assets of the game - and created en passent one of the first german videogame localizations at all.

Well, as you may have seen on the image above: this is the kind, cool and tremendous reaction of the Thimbleweed Makers on Boris' kind, cool and tremendous offer.

Fund Thimbleweed Park

A dusty old desk drawer with an undiscovered Lucasfilm graphic adventure game

I know: There are always more things to fund than you actually can fund.

But if you're like me you definitily spend a Dollar or two on the game which was proposed yesterday by the idol of my youth - Ron Gilbert:

So we're [i.e. Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick] doing an Kickstarter for an all new classic point & click adventure game called "Thimbleweed Park". It will be like opening a dusty old desk drawer and finding an undiscovered Lucasfilm graphic adventure game you’ve never played before.

Grumpy Gamer: Please Join Us On Kickstarter

As a matter of fact, I spent 25 Bucks - in order to finally get absolution of guilt for pirating Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island as a kid.

Kickstarter: Thimbleweed Park: A New Classic Point & Click Adventure!