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The Magnificent Trufflepigs Review

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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: Ellen Robertson, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a narrative game where you use a metal detector to explore an old farm. As you do you retread old relationships in the English countryside. You'll find and dig up treasures to share with your friend Beth over a walkie-talkie while a mystery slowly unveils itself.

Many years ago, Beth found an earring while metal detecting there. Now, the old farm is only a week away from being demolished and Beth decides this is her last chance to rekindle that childhood sense of adventure -- and find the matching earring. Despite warnings from her friends, she hatches a plan to invite Adam back into her life.

As Adam, you move explore the farm under Beth's guidance over a walkie talkie. The Magnificent Trufflepigs creates the excitement of life's potential through treasure hunting. It's a game about finding pieces of metal, but also the surprises we find in Beth and Adam's relationship.

The exploration has a meditative feel, like Everybody's Gone to the Rapture or Firewatch. Although most of the things you find are rubbish, there's real enjoyment sharing your progress with Beth over the walkie talkie. This develops into sharing photos from your life as your relationship deepens.

The Magnificent Trufflepigs navigates coming to terms with becoming an adult as Adam and Beth recall the summer holidays of their youth after a long period of silence between them. With some darker and more dramatic moments, such as an interruption by the police, the game keeps you engaged with a steady stream of information about their history.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 03/06/2021

Platforms: PC and Switch

Genres: Narrative and Simulation

Developer: Thunkd Games (@ThunkdGames)

CommitmentCommitment

Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our The Magnificent Trufflepigs Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@ThunkdGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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