AMC Games, perhaps best known for AMC’s The Walking Dead and the many games based on the hit TV series, is spreading out to something a bit more jovial with The Magnificent Trufflepigs.
AMC Games has announced today, in partnership with Thunkd, a brand new game called The Magnificent Trufflepigs.
What is The Magnificent Trufflepigs? Good question, and one the presser duly answers.
The game is a unique narrative game where players must dig up the truth, and yes, that can be taken literally as well as figuratively, as players are equipped with the most British of items… a metal detector. Oh, the game takes place in the British countryside, too, and features the voice of British actor Arthur Darvill who has been seen in Doctor Who and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
The game has been announced for PC and Nintendo Switch as of today, but there’s no mention of PS4, PS5, or the Xbox family of consoles. Odd, but not unheard of, and it’s possible the game could release on other platforms at a later date.
“AMC Games is continuing its goal of giving voice to unique creators,” said Clayton Neuman, vice president of Games for AMC. “The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a dramatic narrative game with the maturity and nuance of critically-acclaimed shows seen across AMC Networks. I was blown away when I first read Andrew’s script, and I can’t wait for players to experience it, fully realized by our talented cast, later this year.”
“Thunkd is extremely proud of The Magnificent Trufflepigs, but gems like this can only be unearthed with the help of like-minded partners that are prepared to dig a bit deeper to find something special,” said Andrew Crawshaw, the lead designer of Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture and founder of Thunkd. “Everyone at AMC Games and SundanceTV has helped to ensure that making our first game has been an experience that we’ll treasure.”