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The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow a folk horror

the excavation of hob's barrow is a folk horror game coming to linux mac windows pc

The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow is a folk horror game coming to Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Which is the result of the work of aspiring developers Cloak and Dagger Games. Working to make its way onto Steam this year.

The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow a one Antiquarian Thomasina Bateman. As a result, she is writing a book on the barrows of England. While documenting the treasures she finds buried within. When a unique letter summons her to the small village of Bewlay. Tucked away in the remote countryside. She then sets off by train, while her assistant is a day behind.

Upon her arrival, however, the mysterious man who summoned her is nowhere to be found. Her assistant also never arrives. While a stubborn landowner refuses access to the barrow. So of course the locals are wary of this woman who is traveling alone. And (gasp!) wears trousers.

The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow – Teaser Trailer

The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow is off to a rocky start. And then Thomasina starts having strange dreams…

  • A dark, complex, and evolving storyline. Featuring mixed elements from real English folklore.
  • Classic point and click adventure game puzzles and dealings. Along with an easy modern interface.
  • A cast of unique characters, from shady villagers to sickly vicars. All the way to lordly landowners. Each with their own unique stories and motives.
  • The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow has a distinct folk horror tone and grounding.
  • Evocative pixel art graphics, featuring cut scenes and inviting animations.
  • A suitably atmospheric original soundtrack from David Kane. One half of the duo behind the award winning “Football Game” soundtrack.
  • Fiends in the furrows, the smell of damp soil, and a cat or two.

Developed by British indie team Cloak & Dagger Games and published by Wadjet Eye Games. The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow is a folk horror adventure within the isolated moors of rural Victorian England. Its also the first Linux title from the developer. Due note, the game was previously going by the name INCANTAMENTUM.

The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow folk horror game coming will release in 2022. Due to make its way onto Linux, Mac, and Windows PC via Steam. So be sure to Wishlist the game.

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