The Excavation of Hob's Barrow

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow is a folk horror narrative-driven adventure. Explore the isolated moors of rural Victorian England as you uncover the mysteries of Hob's Barrow. The answers lie in the soil...
The Excavation of Hob's Barrow
Release date: 28 September 2022
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Website: https://cadgames.weebly.com/the-excavation-of-hobs-barrow.html
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Antiquarian Thomasina Bateman is writing a book on the barrows of England, documenting the treasures she finds buried within. When an intriguing letter summons her to the small village of Bewlay, tucked away in the remote countryside, she sets off by train with her assistant a day behind.
Upon her arrival, however, the mysterious man who summoned her is nowhere to be found. Her assistant never arrives. A stubborn landowner refuses access to the barrow, and the locals are wary of this woman who is traveling alone and (gasp!) wears trousers.

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 interwoven elements from real English folklore.
  • Traditional

    point and click

    adventure game

    puzzles

    and interactions, with an easy modern interface.
  • A cast of

    intriguing characters

    , from suspicious villagers to sickly vicars to lordly landowners, all with their own unique stories and motives.
  • A distinct

    folk horror

    tone and grounding.
  • Evocative

    pixel-art

    graphics, featuring cut-scenes and engaging animations.
  • A suitably

    atmospheric original soundtrack

    from The Machine. The Demon. - 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.

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  • OS *: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: Pentium or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 640x360, 32-bit colour: 700 Mhz system minimum
  • DirectX: Version 5.2
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
Recommended:
  • OS *: Windows 7,8,10, XP SP2
  • Processor: 2.7 GHz Dual Core (and above, can run on single core)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Direct3D, OpenGL, DirectX 5
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
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