Follow the Dark Path into a world of Druidic lore and Celtic myths. It is the Autumn Equinox on Barrow Hill, a time of great power, when the ancient standing stones are at their most powerful and dangerous. You have one night to make the offerings, follow the Dark Path and escape Barrow Hill.
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Release Date: Sep 22, 2016

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September 22, 2016

Barrow Hill: The Dark Path debuts on Steam

Today's Autumn Equinox seems a fitting date for the Steam release of supernatural point-and-click adventure game Barrow Hill: The Dark Path, developed by Shadow Tor Studios and published by Iceberg Interactive.

The old Service Station and Motel have been slowly dragged back into the woods, as nature reclaims the old site. No-one dares to visit Barrow Hill since the original ‘event’, or do they? There has been talk of ‘rituals’ and ceremonies at the derelict motor garage, but the locals are afraid to look further. Maybe you are up for the task?

Celtic myth meets modern technology in The Dark Path, as an ancient Bronze Age deity is let loose upon the Cornish landscape. Baibin, a shamanic, mythical creature, is angry; archaeologists have disturbed her tomb and removed precious items. The Equinox is upon us, when day and night are equal, and Baibin won't rest until she finds what is rightfully hers, no matter what the cost. Lives are at stake, including your own, during an endless night of Pagan ritual and Celtic ceremony.

For us the developers, it has been a very nostalgic journey, making another Barrow Hill game. Returning to the old locations, to write the new story, was a trip down memory lane. Some locations, especially the ancient sites like standing stones and megaliths, barely change with the passing millennia; they are a stark reminder of their immortality and power. Other locations, such as woods and wild places, have become even more wooded and wild, a neo-pagan or white wiccan playground.

Fans of the original game will find the game very familiar, if all new, as we have tried to capture the spirit of the first Barrow Hill game. It's a classic, retro point-and-click adventure, with lots of returning characters, as well as the actors who played them. It was brilliant to get everyone back, to reprise their roles, no matter how small. So, expect DJ Emma Harry to keep you company, through the night, as well as a whole host of characters on the airwaves.

PS: Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the original Barrow Hill title, ’Curse of the Ancient Circle’ also re-emerges into the light, as the classic will now be available on Steam for the first time.

Have fun everyone!

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About This Game

It has been 10 years since the 'Barrow Hill Incident', a terrible, unsolved mystery, when several people lost their lives to the force inside the hill. No-one knows what really happened, except you. Something to do with the ancient standing stones, the old Druid Circle. It was built by pagans, millennia ago, for purposes that we can only guess at. Until now.

It is the Autumn Equinox, when day and night are equal, exactly as they were a decade ago. You have returned to the scene of the crime, seeking answers. Could such an event happen again? What trials and offerings await? As you leave the car behind, and step into the dark world of the old woods, you wonder whether you seek the truth, or you are following the Dark Path.

Joining you on your adventure, once again, is kooky amateur late-night DJ Emma Harry. She is worried for her teenage friend, Mia, who has been behaving suspiciously. Emma has heard rumours of rituals, ceremonies and Devil Worship near the old Barrow Hill Service Station. Could Mia be involved? She may have good reason, Mia's brother Ben was among the missing 10 years ago. Is time repeating itself?

Features -
  • Sequel to Barrow Hill - Curse of the Ancient Circle.
  • A classic style 'point and click' adventure.
  • Explore the woods, standing stones and abandoned buildings of Barrow Hill, Cornwall.
  • A full spooky soundtrack, featuring real-world sfx from the setting.
  • Solve a myriad of puzzles and enigmas.
  • Full voice cast, to bring the adventure to life.
  • Search for lost treasures from the Bronze Age.
  • Use archaeology to uncover sites not seen for thousands of years.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB DX 9.0c compliant video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7,8,10
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DX 9.0c compliant video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
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