Back when it was announced, we described The Magnificent Trufflepigs as "Firewatch, but it's set in the English countryside, and instead of being about fires and watching, it's about metals and detecting." We stand by that — it's a first-person narrative adventure that's partly about romance, partly about discovering secrets beneath the earth.
The game has quite an impressive list of people involved: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture lead designer, Andrew Crawshaw, is at the helm, with Necrobarista and Florence composer Kevin Penkin on the soundtrack. Arthur Darvill (Rory from Doctor Who) plays Adam, the player character, who returns to his hometown to help out an old friend named Beth, whose childhood discovery ended up defining her life.
The studio behind the game, though, is new, and The Magnificent Trufflepigs will be their debut game. Thunkd is a Leeds-based studio, with the goal of creating "games that tell compelling, human-shaped stories while fitting into busy life styles," according to Crenshaw.
The Magnificent Trufflepigs has been out on Steam for a couple of months now, with mixed reviews so far criticising its two-hour length and unlikeable characters, but praising the game's setting, audio design, and the metal-detecting. The game will come to the Nintendo Switch eShop on August 26th.
I do like Arthur Darvill. And I appreciate games set in distinct places rather than generic suburbia. Could be worth a shot.
That looks interesting. Especially for someone living in a country where apparently treasure hunting with a metal detector is illegal.
As someone who has dabbled in metal detecting and found all sorts from broaches and roman coin to old rifle shot this sounds interesting.
"Where's my pig?"
This looks interesting, but a lot of steam reviews are really negative toward it.
@Kidfunkadelic83 And I take it you've enjoyed the tv show The Detectorists? If not you're in for a treat! Well, if you like "cosy" gentle English comedies that is....
Onto the game, yeah, this looks nice and relaxing. I'll hang back for a review, I'd imagine a 7/10? Which would be fine for me.
Looks bonkers... not a bad thing.
@KIRO ive actually never heard of it. Will look it up. Like you, i will wait for reviews to drop.
I really enjoyed Everybody's gone to the rapture so this might be fun...
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