Level-and-click specialist Wadjet Eye Video games – the studio behind the acclaimed likes of Unavowed and the celebrated Blackwell collection – is teaming up with indie studio Cloak and Dagger Video games to publish its forthcoming people horror journey The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow on PC, Mac, and Linux later this yr.
Whereas the identify won’t be acquainted, Cloak and Dagger Video games has been steadily making a reputation for itself within the point-and-click style during the last half-decade with a collection of idiosyncratic short-form adventures, primarily throughout the realm of horror. A number of of them, together with deliciously creepy early title A Date within the Park, with its knowledgeable ratcheting of unease, could be performed without cost.
The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow is Cloak and Dagger’s first new title since 2019’s Lovecraft-inspired freebie The Horrible Previous Man, and follows the Victorian-era journey of antiquarian and writer Thomasina Bateman as she arrives within the distant village of Bewlay after receiving a mysterious summons regarding its historic barrows.
Cloak and Dagger’s Steam web page guarantees a “darkish, complicated and evolving storyline” that includes parts from actual English folklore, plus a solid of intriguing characters, evocative pixel-art graphics, and extra. The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow truly caught my eye throughout a Steam Subsequent Fest earlier within the yr, and its splendidly atmospheric demo (sadly not accessible) utterly gained me over, so I am desirous to see how its story unfolds.
Wadjet Eye – which additionally not too long ago introduced its personal internally developed new point-and-click journey Previous Skies – hasn’t given a last launch date for The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow simply but, however count on to see it arrive someday later this yr.