The Excavation of Hob's Barrow

aka: Incantamentum
Moby ID: 192096
Buy on Windows
$14.99 new on Steam
Wanted: We need a MobyGames approved description for this game! Contribute Description (+4 points)
Official Description (Ad Blurb)

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.*

Source: Steam Store Description

Groups +



Credits (Windows version)

143 People (84 developers, 59 thanks) · View all

Story & Writing
Art & Animation
  • The Machine. The Demon.
Additional Writing
  • Wadjet Eye Games
Additional Programming & Porting
Voice Director
Thomasina Bateman (Adult, Teen)
Arthur Tillett
Stanley Kemp
Lord Panswyck
Leonard Shoulder
Mrs de Plancy
Ms Fenchurch
Ms Bowes
Stall Lady
Father Roache
Charles Briden
Annoyed Man
[ full credits ]



Average score: 82% (based on 24 ratings)


Average score: 4.6 out of 5 (based on 8 ratings with 0 reviews)

Be the first to review this game!


MobyPro Early Access

Upgrade to MobyPro to view research rankings!

Related Games

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 192096
  • [ Please login / register to view all identifiers ]


Are you familiar with this game? Help document and preserve this entry in video game history! If your contribution is approved, you will earn points and be credited as a contributor.

Contributors to this Entry


Additional contributors: Utritum.

Game added September 29, 2022. Last modified May 15, 2024.