Mac gamers should learn to pronounce “Truberbrook”

Published On November 16, 2017 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

“… imagine Twin Peaks meeting The X-Files, but in rural cold-war Germany.”

I’d really rather not. If I’m going to imagine anyone meeting in rural cold-war Germany, it’ll be Nena and Peter Schilling. But that’s rather late in the whole cold-war scare, so we’ll instead focus on the announcement that Headup Games will be bringing their mystery adventure game Trüberbrook to Mac in late 2018.truberbrook

A Kickstarter campaign has been set up to fund the game, but before we send you over there, here are some of the game’s basics.


Imagine yourself on a vacation to Europe in the late sixties. Now, picture yourself as a young American scientist; Hans Tannhauser. Yes, that’s your name in this scenario. While you’re at it, think of Trüberbrook, a remote village in rural, mountain-sloped and densely forested cold-war Germany. Because, that’s where you somehow end up after hitting the continent. But who cares, you won the trip in a lottery! Or at least, that’s how it seems. But don’t fear, instead of getting some rest, you could find yourself having to save the world…


Trüberbrook is produced the German production company btf, mostly known for their late night TV show Neo Magazin Royale in German TV with Jan Böhmermann.

In order to immerse the player to the fullest, the team chose to physically build the world we envisioned, resulting an a unique, distinct visual style. All of our scenic sets are genuinely handmade. “Handmade” as in: “Manufactured using real hands! And fingers! Not the most efficient way of doing things, but we’re loving it! Every little detail is custom built, meticulously crafted, piece by piece, painted, arranged, rearranged and put into boxes in between. If you were wondering…yes, there is glue involved. Lots of glue!”

Here’s how that’ll all come together:

There’s plenty more to learn about Trüberbrook, and we encourage you to do so over at The game has already surpassed its goal of $93,380, but you can still back the project to take advantage of the numerous pledge levels perks such as an early access Steam key, digital extras, a portrait of yourself in the ancestral gallery, and a piece of the set used to build the game.

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is greatly looking forward to the day when he no longer cares about Apple, games, and gaming technology. But right now he does, and he loves to talk about them, just as he's been doing on the web since 1998. He can otherwise be spotted as that one guy in Ohio wearing a Minnesota North Stars hockey sweater. Kirk has a wife and three kids, and is a generally happy fellow.