The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow Better Not Be A Euphemism

Formerly known as INCANTAMENTUM, The Excavation of Hob's Barrow will be out later this year and is being published by Wadjet Eye Games.

Wait a minute: aren’t Wadjet Eye Games working on Old Skies? What’s this, The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow, then? Wait a minute (x2): this is INCANTAMENTUM by Cloak & Dagger Games!

No word of a lie, this has been at the top of my wishlist since I played the demo and thrilled to see Wadjet publishing it. Set in a rural Victoria location, it’s a folk horror tale where you play Antiquarian Thomasina Bateman.

In The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow, Thomasina is writing a book about the barrows of England but soon finds herself wrapped up in one of ‘those’ plots. If it’s anything like the demo, it’s going to be fantastic. Just a bit of perspective, it’s like Zak McKracken (genre, not humour!) meets The Wicker Man (the proper one).

Here’s an updated trailer:

The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow is due for release later this year on PC, Linux and Mac. Make sure to wishlist it on Steam if it whets your whistle.

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