The Excavation of Hob's Barrow is a folk horror narrative-driven adventure. Explore the isolated moors of rural Victorian England as you uncover the mysteries of Hob's Barrow. The answers lie in the soil...
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Very Positive (668) - 94% of the 668 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 28, 2022
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Reviews

“Under those Constable skies and that endless drizzle, then, Hob's Barrow works a sneaky kind of magic. Dig in.”
Recommended – Eurogamer

“A pixel art, folk horror, point-and-click masterpiece.”
5/5 – The Mirror

“A beautifully dank, damp, gloomy folk horror.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game





Antiquarian Thomasina Bateman is writing a book on the barrows of England, documenting the treasures she finds buried within. When an intriguing letter summons her to the small village of Bewlay, tucked away in the remote countryside, she sets off by train with her assistant a day behind.

Upon her arrival, however, the mysterious man who summoned her is nowhere to be found. Her assistant never arrives. A stubborn landowner refuses access to the barrow, and the locals are wary of this woman who is traveling alone and (gasp!) wears trousers.

The excavation of Hob’s Barrow is off to a rocky start. And then Thomasina starts having strange dreams…




  • A dark, complex and evolving storyline featuring interwoven elements from real English folklore.
  • Traditional point and click adventure game puzzles and interactions, with an easy modern interface.
  • A cast of intriguing characters, from suspicious villagers to sickly vicars to lordly landowners, all with their own unique stories and motives.
  • A distinct folk horror tone and grounding.
  • Evocative pixel-art graphics, featuring cut-scenes and engaging animations.
  • A suitably atmospheric original soundtrack from The Machine. The Demon. - one half of the duo behind the award-winning "Football Game" soundtrack.
  • Fiends in the furrows, the smell of damp soil, and a cat or two.

System Requirements

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SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or higher
    • Processor: Pentium or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 640x360, 32-bit colour: 700 Mhz system minimum
    • DirectX: Version 5.2
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7,8,10, XP SP2
    • Processor: 2.7 GHz Dual Core (and above, can run on single core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D, OpenGL, DirectX 5
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS 10.11
    • Processor: Any
    • Graphics: 640x360, 700 Mhz system minimum
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS 10.11
    • Graphics: 640x360, 700 Mhz system minimum
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu, Debian, Arch - (64bit)
    • Processor: 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Alsa/DSP/Pulse etc
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu, Debian, Arch - (64bit)
    • Processor: 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Alsa/DSP/Pulse etc

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