The Thaumaturge adds Polish VO option with new update

The Thaumaturge, the CRPG by developer Fool's Theory and publisher 11 bit studios that we reviewed earlier this year, has just been updated with full Polish Voice Acting, with the original English voice actors reprising their roles - this time in Polish. To celebrate the new update, which should help with immersion in the game's 1905 Warsaw, a new trailer showcasing some of the dialog has been released.

As mentioned above, amusingly the game's English and Polish voice actors are the same; the English voice actors were specifically chosen to match the game's setting, and were Polish to begin with. Accordingly, the same actors were then able to reprise their roles with this new update.

Despite some misgivings with technical rough edges, Josh greatly enjoyed his time with the game when he reviewed it earlier this year. Presumably the technical aspect of the game has improved in the months since, and it's not hard to imagine that today's update might be as good an excuse as any to check it out. The Thaumaturge is out now on PC (Steam).

Warsaw, Poland — May 27th, 2024 — If your knowledge of Polish is limited to famous swear words but you're curious to learn more, then Fool’s Theory and 11 bit studios have a pleasant announcement. As of today, the Polish voice-over is available in The Thaumaturge, a narrative RPG unfolding in 1905 Warsaw.

In the early 20th century, Warsaw was partitioned by invaders who tried to remove the Polish language from all walks of life including schools. This quest ultimately failed thanks to the brave spirit of Poland and its people, and the dev team decided to honor this resilience with the new voice-over. Polish V/O has also been one of the most requested community add-ons since launch. 

To maintain the Slavic flavor of The Thaumaturge's narrative, Polish voice actors recorded the English dialogues, and the same actors have reprised their roles for the Polish dub of the game. With writing taking full advantage of the realities of the Warsaw setting, using the period vocabulary and expressions that are no longer in today’s everyday speech, The Thaumaturge with Polish voice-over gives its players an even more immersive and true-to-life experience.

The Thaumaturge is an isometric RPG that blends a gripping narrative with morally ambiguous choices and a meaningful theme. Crafted by Fool's Theory and published by 11 bit studios, it puts players in the haunted shoes of Wiktor Szulski, a gifted yet tormented thaumaturge, as he traverses the complex tapestry of early 20th-century Warsaw.