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The Excavation of Hob's Barrow

by shaun9991

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File size: 1100 MB
Downloaded: 455 times
Graphics: HD, 32-bit color
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Game Genre:
Historical
Game Type:
Horror
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
5 Oct 2022
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Bad LanguageOccasional, mild
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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…
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Won, Best Voice Work 2022

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Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS 2022

Nominated, Best Writing 2022

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Nominated, Best Background Art 2022

Nominated, Best Character Art 2022

Nominated, Best Animation 2022

Nominated, Best Original Music & Sound Design 2022

Nominated, Best Programming 2022

Nominated, Best Puzzles 2022

2 people commented on this game (newest first):

It's like Indiana Jones games but without dying at every corner.
2023-02-12 03:49:46 by lanchong
I had about seven hours of great fun with The Excavation of Hill's Barrow. I especially enjoyed the last section. Because when it finally got down to the excavation, the puzzles made me feel like I was back in the days of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis or Broken Sword. I also found the ending fitting, even if, as a connoisseur of such folk-horror stories, you could guess which direction the events would take.

If you like the fresh setting and pixel adventures in general, I can highly recommend The Excavation of Hob's Barrow!
2022-10-05 21:32:35 by The Last To Know
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