Active Fungus Studios has set a February release date for their detective RPG game, A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen. The third person mystery is currently available in Early Access on Steam.
Totgeschwiegen is a German verb that means to hush up or keep quiet. In this tale, players are transported to the village Wolpertshofen set in historical Bavaria in 1866. As surveyor Valentin Schmidt, one will have to decide what is truth and what is false in a community on the edge with a dark secret and the aftermath of a cruel death.
Story and gameplay and blended together in this murder mystery. Players are free to decide which skills they wish to pursue and level up. These skills are used in classic pen and paper tabletop fashion via skill checks. The goal is to find hidden clues and collect valuable evidence to progress the story.
Surveyor Valentin Schmidt was sent to the Upper Bavaria village of Wolpertshofen on behalf of the Bavarian crown. Upon arrival, it becomes clear to the surveyor that looks are deceiving. Difficult, even tricky decisions will have to be made which can influence the investigation. Challenges can be approached in different ways. One may decide to use the surveyor’s charm to gather the information they seek or turn to diplomacy to find a peaceful solution. In some cases Schmidt might need to defend himself against those who wish to stop the investigation by any means.
Gameplay features complete voice work in Bavarian and English with a Bavarian accent. Subtitles are included for German and English. Dialogues are also interactive. Playtime is approximately 10 hours and features 11 different endings.
A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen has a full release date set for February 2, 2023, via Steam. Currently the game is available in Early Access on Windows PC for $17.99. A demo is available for play on the game’s Steam page. Visit the game’s product page on the developer’s website or on Steam for more information.
Active Fungus Studios (@FungusActive Twitter, @activefungus Facebook, YouTube) is a game development studio based in Germany. Founded in Munich in 2020, the studio features a team with four full-time and part-time employees along with the support of 10 full members. The studio relies on remote working methods with a team spread all over Germany. A Bavarian Tale: Totgeschwiegen is the studio’s first title.