Go down the rabbit hole in the secretive Bavarian village of Wolpertshofen to investigate a mysterious death
Munich, Germany, February 2nd, 2023 – Today, Active Fungus Studios releases its debut title, the historical detective RPG A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen, on PC via Steam. The game is now available with a 10% discount for the price of 13.49 EUR. In A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen you 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. Your detective skills are put to the test when a cruel and mysterious death shakes the village community and plunges you into an adventure.
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Wolpertshofen – An idyllic village or a den of iniquity? In A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen, players are transported back to historical Bavaria in 1866 as they take on the role of 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 out to be a facade for a hidden world full of dark secrets and inexplicable events. The residents are on edge, and a dark secret hovers over the community. Valentin must figure out who he can trust and who will lead him on a false trail, and protect himself from those who want to forcefully stop him from completing his job.
Where story and gameplay go hand-in-hand. Using skill checks in the classic pen-and-paper style, you are completely free to decide what to level up. As an investigator, your goal is to find hidden clues and collect valuable evidence that will help to drive the plot forward. Within the story of A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen, tricky decisions await that can influence the investigation, one way or another. The challenges Valentin must face can be approached in different ways. Will he rely on his charm during an interrogation? Will he try to find a diplomatic solution to get 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 bare hands… Or he retreats with his tail between his legs.
Bavarian flair – even in the dialogues. A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen is not simply set in Bavaria, the game exudes genuine Bavarian charm. The characters are voiced by real Bavarians – and, of course, the dialect isn’t missing. Besides the original Bavarian voice work, you also have the option to switch to English with a Bavarian accent. But don’t worry – German and English subtitles are included as well. 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-and-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
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 590 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
Storage: 22 GB available space
A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen is now available for PC on Steam. In addition, the game’s soundtrack is also available on Steam for 4.99 EUR. It includes 14 pieces by Bavarian composers that were created exclusively for the game.
For more information about A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen, you can head over to the official website.
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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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