A downloadable game for Windows

Edgar, an outcast in his 40s lives peacefully in the woods with his clever chicken and beloved squashes. Unfortunately, an unforeseen disaster will force our dear hairy man to leave his shack and join the local city of light... Boulzac. Coming to save his veggies, he’ll stumble upon the oldest and most terrifying secret the city has ever sheltered…

Edgar is a comic narrative game set in a weird and rich universe. The action takes place in a small village, reminiscent of the french countryside with its share of cliché and fascinating characters. It is developed by La Poule Noire, a cooperative that aims, through its productions, to make fun of social trends. In Edgar, conspiracy theory is at the heart of the plot.

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Le fond du terroir

La Corrèze, ce n'est pas seulement l'un des fiefs de Nexter, prestigieux fabriquant d'armes qui fait la fierté de la France. C'est aussi dans ce département qu'officie La Poule Noire, petit studio qui planche actuellement sur Edgar - Bokbok in Boulzac, un jeu narratif en 2D. Si les perspectives d'export vers l'Arabie Saoudite sont ici quasi nulles - on ne bombarde pas des écoles avec des jeux vidéo - le projet s'avère malgré tout intéressant.

Dans la démo de 30 minutes, les présentations avec Edgar sont simples comme une poignée de main au PMU. Comme souvent avec les protagonistes ruraux, l'enjeu posé est simple mais vital : réparer le vaporisateur pour éloigner les parasites des précieuses courges. S'en suit un enchaînement de rencontres pour parvenir jusqu'à la doyenne du village, détentrice d'une sagesse propre aux centenaires. Tout du long nous suit Pépette, dodelinante poule noire.

Tout plaît immédiatement dans chaque tableau, du pléonastique pêcheur alcoolique à l'intérieur du bar du coin. On sent dans l'écriture l'amour des développeurs pour les expressions du cru bien placées. Si cet humour peut paraître facile à certains, cette courte démo donne déjà des indices sur la volonté du studio d'aller au delà. C'est à la lecture d'un "Viens-là petit con !" jeté à l'adresse d'un chat qu'on signe la promesse d'achat. On attend la sortie comme l'ouverture de la chasse.

https://lagazettedugame.com/2019/08/18/edgar-bokbok-in-boulzac-preview/

Oh, it gets to be worrying when you play a game about a crackpot conspiracy theorist who lives alone on a farm with only a chicken for company and grows squash and find yourself relating to them. Worrying times indeed.

Anyway, this is a delightfully wonderful point and click puzzle game about a chap named Edgar, who lives alone on a farm with only a chicken for company and grows squash. Wait, did I say that already? Ah never mind, the point is that this is some cracking old school fun, the gameplay is great, the humour is very humorous and the characters are all as mad a box of frogs that haven't seen the light of day (or a nice juicy fly) in too long!

One of the main things that drew me in with this game is the passage of time though, having a day/night cycle in a point and clicker is something I don't think I've come across before! The busy background events are an absolute blast too, something as simple as seeing a bunny running across electricity lines or a cat running across your path can really add to an immersive atmosphere.

Alright, I think I've waxed lyrical for long enough about this game now, it's time that you all got your bums over to that download button and played it for yourselves!

Oh, and do keep up the awesome work, devs, this was a joy to play =)

I loved the game, sorry by the somewhat raw footage and not so good english in my video but I thought I should post anyway:

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I randomly stumbled upon your game and the demo made me really interested in it! I love the art style and the characters and the humor you've got going! ^^ Keep up the good work! <3

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I was surprised by the demo release but I had to play right away and.. not disappointed. It's adorable, fun, and of course looks amazing. Can't wait for the full release. :)

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Thank you very much for that ! Our first Let's Play !!!! Bok ! 

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Precious is a voice of reason. :)