Uncover the truth in 19th-century Bavaria – Active Fungus Studios’ debut title immerses players in a conspiratorial village community to solve a mysterious death case
Munich, Germany, January 17th, 2023 – Active Fungus Studios announces the release date of its debut title, the historical detective RPG A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen. The game, currently available in Early Access, will be launched in full version on PC via Steam on February 2nd, 2023. Take on the role of Valentin Schmidt, a young surveyor sent to the tranquil village of Wolpertshofen in Upper Bavaria in 1866 on behalf of the Bavarian crown. Use your detective skills when a cruel death shakes the village community and plunges you into an adventure.
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Wolpertshofen – A village that sits between idyll and a den of iniquity. In A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen, players are transported back to a historical Bavaria in 1866 as the surveyor Valentin Schmidt. At first, Wolpertshofen seems like a peaceful, provincial village, but it soon becomes clear that appearances are deceiving. The idyllic village turns into a facade behind which a world full of dark secrets and inexplicable events are hidden. The residents are on edge, and a dark secret hovers over the community. Valentin must figure out who he can trust, who will lead him on a false trial, and be able to protect himself from those who want to stop him from completing his job with force.
Where story and gameplay go hand-in-hand. Players are completely free to decide which skills they want to level up. These are used in the classic pen&paper manner via skill checks. With the role of the detective, the goal is to find hidden clues and collect valuable evidence that will help to progress the story. Within the story of A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen, tricky decisions have to be made which can influence the investigation, one way or another. The challenges Valentin must face can be approached in different ways. Does he turn on the charm during an interrogation? Will he try to find a diplomatic solution to get his information? Or does he simply let evidence slip away on the sly? In a tricky situation, Valentin can also defend himself against adversaries with his strength… Or he takes his head between his legs.
Bavarian flair – even in the dialogues. Not only is the setting of A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen based in Bavaria, it exudes genuine Bavarian charm. The characters are also played by real Bavarians – and, of course, the dialect isn’t missing. Besides the original Bavarian voice work, there is also the option to switch to English with a Bavarian accent. But don’t worry – subtitles are also included – in German and English. The dialogues are not only lovely to listen to but also interactive.
The most important features at a glance:
- Historical detective RPG in 3rd person
- Action takes place in the Upper Bavarian State village of Wolpertshofen in 1866
- Skills can be improved freely and are used in pen’n’paper fashion
- Decisions influence the outcome of the story
- Complete voice work in Bavarian and English
- German and English subtitles
- Playtime: Approx. 10 hours
- 11 different endings
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10
Processor: AMD Ryzen 1600X / Intel Core i5 3rd Gen processor
Working memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 590 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Memory: 22 GB
A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen will be released on 2nd February 2023 for PC and can be added to your wishlist on Steam right now. For more information about A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen, click the official website link here.
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About Active Fungus Studios
The studio was founded in Munich in 2020. With four full-time and part-time employees and the support of 10 full members, who complemented parts of the production as freelancers and assisted us in an advisory capacity to help us develop games for the PC. Since we have relied on remote working methods, our team is now spread all over Germany.
Active Fungus develops computer games as an experience that entertains as well as immerses our players in the subject matter and actively stimulates them into thinking. With computer games, we not only want to entertain, but also to draw attention to different social issues. They enable the adoption of other perspectives and encourage awareness of them.
Active Fungus Studios’ first game, A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen, focuses on historical events whose effects are still felt today. For more information, visit activefungus-studios.de.
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