The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow Brings Some Gamer-Grade Folk Horror

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow is a folk horror narrative-driven adventure. The players follow Thomasina’s exploits as she struggles with writing a book on the barrows of England.

Developer Cloak & Dagger Games and publisher Wadjet Eye Games are dropping a folk horror adventure filled with mystery and storytelling. The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow follows Thomasina Bateman as she arrives in the remote English village of Bewlay to excavate a local landmark–the eponymous barrow.

The players follow Thomasina’s exploits as she struggles with writing a book on the barrows of England, documenting the treasures she finds buried within. The story picks up when an intriguing letter summons her to the small village of Bewlay, tucked away in the remote countryside.

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A mysterious man greets her upon arrival, and her assistant mysteriously disappears. What’s more, a stubborn landowner refuses access to the barrow, and the locals are wary of her presence–leading to a bit of tension.

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow

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The plot thickens further as Thomasina experiences strange, supernatural dreams during her stay. The mystery of this place leaves a lot to be desired, but we must push on–both for closure, and to rid ourselves of this strange, overbearing feeling.

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The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow is now available for PC, Mac, and Linux. Regularly priced at $14.99. The game is on sale for 10% off through October 5.