Somewhere deep within the woods of Cornwall, a timeless force is stirring. Unseen beneath the ancient burial mound, known locally as Barrow Hill, a forgotten myth awakens. Use archaeology to discover that the barrow is more than just a collection of forgotten standing stones.
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Release Date: Oct 5, 2006

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December 21, 2016

The story goes on

Hey all, Not entirely sure if you gamers are aware, so posting here that the Barrow Hill story does continue 10 years later in The Dark Path, also available on Steam!

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September 22, 2016

Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle finally available on Steam

It is the night of the Autumn Equinox, 10 years after Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle was originally published. Fans of point-and-click adventure games will rejoice that the game is now finally released on Steam and can be added to their Steam catalogues.

We wish you a lot of thrills, re-living this adventure or playing it for the very first time. [And don't forget - a brand new standalone sequel is now also available: Barrow Hill: The Dark Path.]

And o yes, we made the game's soundtrack a free DLC for you guys.

Enjoy !

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Reviews

“Pick up a copy, turn out the lights, and get yourself some quality heeby-jeeby time.”
91 – Worth Playing

“It's the realism that makes the supernatural elements seem so menacing, the beautifully designed, multi-layered puzzles with their much-appreciated clues, the dark atmosphere, lovely graphics, and the restrained, perfectly pitched sounds that make this game an experience.”
100 – Four Fat Chicks

“A solid addition to the point-and-click adventure library. Hiding behind its spooky ambience and simple interface is a rich story and very solid puzzling.”
81 – IGN

About This Game

Somewhere deep within the woods of Cornwall, a timeless force is stirring. Unseen beneath the ancient burial mound, known locally as Barrow Hill, a forgotten myth awakens. Following in the footsteps of the wellknown archaeologist, Conrad Morse, you will discover that the barrow is more than just a collection of forgotten standing stones& Experience the detailed and immersive storyline yourself, in this great point-and-click adventure.

The eerie Cornish landscape is brought to life like never before. Arriving during the Autumn Equinox you have one night to unravel a sinister story. Explore the well trodden pathways across the land, seek clues in almost forgotten shrines and experience the ancient forces which exist in the standing stone monument known as Barrow Hill.

Ancient Celtic Monuments: Standing stones are, perhaps, the most mysterious wonders of the ancient world. There are still no satisfactory explanations as to what they are, how they were built, and who constructed them. A detailed, and spellbinding, story is woven through the very fabric of Barrow Hill, offering possible explanations, further mysteries and a chance to get beneath the surface of archaeology like no other game before it.

Dig deeper: Use real archaeological techniques, and practice, to unearth forgotten artefacts and delve into the Celtic legends which haunt the green lanes of the hill. Cornwall boasts itself as the home of many sorcerers, ancient kings and mythological characters. From the piskie folk of the hedgerows and clifftops to the beasts of Bodmin Moor. There isn't a corner of England's most western county that isn't rich in folklore, magic and danger!

  • Discover a world of puzzles, archaeology and ancient rituals
  • Use gadgets to locate clues and communicate with other characters
  • Haunting soundtrack of creepy music and spine-chilling sound effects
  • Explore wonderfully spooky locations
  • Use CCTV to uncover clues
  • What has happened to Conrad Morse?
  • This is the digital re-release of the game at Barrow Hill's 10 year anniversary ! PS: Don't forget to check out Barrow Hill:The Dark Path, the new instalment.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB DX 9.0c compliant video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Runs in 800*600
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DX 9.0c compliant video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Runs in 800*600

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