New game release: 'Edgar: Bokbok in Boulzac' brings surreal French charm to point'n'cluck genre

Grab your colanders and hobble into town to save a squash farmer's pride and joy.


[Edgar - Bokbok in Boulzac (Release Trailer): youtu.be/mZT5uoOagx8]

A relatively short adventure intended to take between two and five hours to complete, "Edgar" is the story of a woodland-living outcast who likes nothing more than a good squash-based meal.

Yet when Edgar's squash-farming contraption is dealt a deadly blow, he's off to the nearby French town of Boulzac to collect precious supplies.

As if Edgar's life (and his ability to subsist off pumpkin derivatives) wasn't already weird, he can't help stumbling into supremely bizarre conversations with Boulzac's inhabitants and, as the sun goes down, there's a dark conspiratorial entanglement to be uncovered.

Based out of Angoulême, in southeastern France, members of the four-person team at game studio La Poule Noire collected credits on global hits "Ghost Recon: Wildlands" and "Control," indie horror adventure "2Dark" and family-friendly releases "The Smurfs" and "Rabbids" before regrouping for this off-kilter adventure and homage to provincial French life.

"Edgar: Bokbok in Boulzac" is available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and via Steam for Windows PC and Linux, where a free demo is available.