Barrow Hill

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Shadow Tor Studios
Developer: Shadow Tor Studios

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'Barrow Hill' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2005 @ 4:27 a.m. PST

Barrow Hill is a horror/thriller adventure game; told from the point of view of the player using a first person perspective. Set in mysterious Cornwall, the players will unravel many mysteries, after being stranded on the lonely road to the 'barrow'. This ancient burial site, from pre-history, sits shrouded amongst the watching trees of the hill.

Hidden inside the aging forest of the barrow (ancient burial mound), the stone circle has stood since 2500bc. Amazingly, this monumental site has yet to be surveyed, while Stonehenge has become almost vain through overindulgence:

As well as recording the archaeological site in thousands of photographs, Shadow Tor plan to film both daytime and night time footage of the picturesque Cornish countryside, record audio soundscapes of the landscape, and reconstruct many of the landmarks and buildings in 3D. From ancient pagan springs, to elegant ruined chapels, the art department have their work cut out. Working with real-life locations has its challenges.

“Barrow Hill”, definitely has its fair share of horrors and mysteries. Two construction workers vanished in 1967, while building the nearby service station. Many feared the two men lost to the moor, but one managed to make his way back to civilisation. Sadly he was in terrible shock, and has never spoken of his experience. Scratches and bruises scarred his skin, and his mind was broken. This tale is not the only story to taint the barrow’s long history, and Shadow Tor Studios plan to bring many of them into the gameplay:

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