Thimbleweed Park trailer introduces foul-mouthed clown Ransome

I'm particularly excited to set foot in Thimbleweed Park sometime in the first quarter of this year, a sentiment not exactly shared by one of the town's residents: a foul-mouthed clown by the name of Ransome. Ransome is a bitter entertainer in the vein of Krusty, or Psychoville's Mr. Jelly, and he looks to be a thoroughly entertaining character to play as during this old-fashioned point-and-click adventure.

Ransome's trailer comes hot on the heels of the over/under controversy, in which the game was criticised, quite rightly, for having its toilet rolls hung in a sinister underhand fashion. Creator Ron Gilbert eventually announced that the game would ship with an option allowing for overhanging toilet rolls, and all was well with the world. Well, no, not at all, but it made for a wonderfully silly bit of news anyway.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.