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