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Everybody & # 39; s Gone to the Rapture lead designer Andrew Crawshaw returns to English pastoral care next month with The Magnificent Trufflepigs.
Anant a Steam on June 3 (and Epic some time later), Trufflepigs is a quiet, romantic first-person debut for Crawshaw's new studio, Thunkd. Like a cozy Sunday drama, the game follows the protagonist Adam when he returns to his hometown and helps his childhood friend Beth hunt for a missing treasure.
This means you’ll be doing a lot of metal detection, “meditatively exploring” the fields with your big metal detection stick to uncover and dig up a whole wreck of rubbish (and the occasional treasure). In a nod to Firewatch, you'll spend hours chatting with Beth on your walkie-talkie, sending her photos of some occasional finds.
It all sounds deep, but the game's store page threatens to reveal cracks in Beth and Adam's perfect summer. In the classic fashion of the movie Hallmark, there’s a big company ready to tear down the farm, though it also looks like Beth may have buried something more than the lack of jewelry.
"The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a game about trying to find something, and the tone it sets is like a typical English summer: mostly pleasant, but with stormy moments that threaten to ruin everything."
I guess it’s for the best that Crawshaw didn’t shoot during a Scottish summer, really. Bad times up here.