The Magnificent Trufflepigs
The Magnificent Trufflepigs

The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a first-person, metal-detecting narrative game. It combines laid-back detecting and exploration with a dramatic story, all set in a beautiful English countryside. It’s a game about trying to find something.

The Magnificent Trufflepigs

The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a first-person, metal-detecting narrative game designed to be played in a single evening.
You play as Adam, a sharp-witted but compassionate man returning to his childhood village of Stanning. There he'll help a woman named Beth on her mission to unearth a local treasure. As cracks begin to appear in Beth’s fairy tale plan for everything, you’ll delve into her history and discover all may not be as it seems.
And you’ll have to choose how Adam responds to Beth as she faces her demons.

Features

Gameplay combines laid-back metal detecting and exploration with a strong interpersonal narrative, all set in a beautiful English countryside.
Metal detecting!
  • Meditatively exploring a peaceful English farm
  • Finding “treasures” (mostly rubbish) with your
    detector
  • Digging them up with a shovel and trowel
  • Sharing photos of your finds with Beth
Relationship building!
  • Chatting with Beth via walkie-talkie and instant message
  • Unravelling a mystery through interesting
    narrative choices
  • Learning about Beth’s hopes and fears
  • Directing the conversation to root out the truth

Starring

Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as Adam
Luci Fish (Safe House, Another Eden) as Beth

Story

It’s summer in the idyllic northern English village of Stanning. Beth is poised to become the CEO of the biggest company in the valley, on the cusp of settling down, maybe having a couple kids. Life seems so straight-forward, but something’s
missing…
Many years ago, Beth found an earring while metal detecting on a local farm. It brought her brief fame (and a modest sum of cash for a pre-teen), but— most importantly—it made her feel special. But she never found the earring’s match.
Beth’s renewed search for the long-lost earring
will unearth much more than she's bargained for.

Ratings

  • 39 %
    Critics Recommend
  • 68
    Top Critic Average
  • Fair
    OpenCritic Rating
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God is a Geek
by Chris White
8 / 10
“The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a chilled out game with a poignant story at its core, set in a familiar place that feels like home.”
TheSixthAxis
by Alan Wen
6 / 10
“The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a small-scale affair, both in terms of technical scope and dramatic themes, when compared to its award-winning inspirations. It's not especially memorable but it has just enough warmth and wit to get you through a spare Sunday afternoon.”
Game Rant
by Marina DelGreco
“The Magnificent Trufflepigs created a fun experience for players by putting the focus on storytelling and letting players take their time.”
Reviews provided by OpenCritic

Specifications

Windows
Minimum
Recommended
OSWindows 10 64-bit
OSWindows 10 64-bit
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-3570 / AMD Ryzen™ 3 2300X
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-8500 / AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600
Memory8 GB RAM
Memory16 GB RAM
Storage5 GB available space
Storage5 GB available space
Direct XVersion 11
Direct XVersion 11
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 6GB / AMD Radeon™ RX 570 (or equivalent with 6 GB+ VRAM)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti 6GB / AMD Radeon™ RX 5600XT (or equivalent with 8 GB VRAM)
OtherHeadphones recommended
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: Chinese - Simplified, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish - Spain
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