MC Games is excited to share that its second title, The Magnificent Trufflepigs, is out now on Steam! Crafted by Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture lead designer Andrew Crawshaw and scored by BAFTA-nominated composer Kevin Penkin (Florence, Necrobarista), The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a romantic metal-detecting narrative adventure with plenty of treasures for players to unearth.
Starring Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), players take the role of Adam returning to his childhood village to help a woman named Beth on her journey to find a local treasure. Crafted by the new Leeds, U.K.-based studio Thunkd, The Magnificent Trufflepigs lets players fulfill a lifelong (or newly found) dream to metal-detect while experiencing a tightly-paced dramatic narrative in an idyllic English countryside setting.
“The Magnificent Trufflepigs encapsulates Thunkd’s mission to deliver games that tell compelling, human-shaped stories that are also evening-sized so that they can fit into busy life styles,” said Thunkd’s director Andrew Crawshaw.
“This game is a meditation on life, the paths we take, and the people who make us what we are,” said Clayton Neuman, VP of Games for AMC Networks. “AMC Games is honored to have played a part in bringing Andrew’s vision to the surface, and we can’t wait for players to dig in.”
- Meditatively exploring a peaceful English farm
- Finding “treasures” (mostly rubbish) with your detector
- Digging them up with a large shovel and a small trowel
- Sharing photos of your finds with Beth
- 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
The Magnificent Trufflepigs
is the second title from AMC Games, the video game publishing division of AMC Networks. Learn more about The Magnificent Trufflepigs
on the AMC Games website here: https://games.amc.com/
About AMC Networks Inc.
AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.
Thunkd is a new, independent video game developer that wants to become synonymous with high-quality, short-form, ‘evening-sized’ games and experiences. Formed by Andrew Crawshaw, a games industry veteran with credits in multiple award-winning titles, Thunkd believes there is a sizeable audience that wants high-quality titles, that they know they can play from start-to-finish, without consuming what little leisure time they have.