Developer Awaceb has announced Tchia, an open world adventure game inspired by the island of New Caledonia.
Players control Tchia, a young girl with the power to take command of over 30 animals and objects. Using this players can uncover secrets and solve puzzles. Even as a human, Tchia can jump, glide, dive, and free climb around the world.
They can also customize Tchia and her boat, and use tools and her ukulele to interact with the world and NPCs. The game also has animated cutscenes, dubbing in New Caledonia’s traditional language, and an orchestral score.
Tchia is coming soon to Windows PC (via Steam) and Google Stadia. You can find the reveal trailer below.
You can find the rundown (via Steam) below.
Tchia’s special gift lets you take control of any animal or object you can find. Use their unique gameplays and abilities to travel, solve puzzles and uncover secrets. Fly around as a bird, explore the ocean as a fish or dig treasures as a dog. Over 30 playable animals and hundreds of objects.
EXPLORATION & TRAVERSAL
Jump and glide your way across a vast archipelago and use the Tricks system for cool stunts and dives. The free climbing mechanic lets you ascend anything in the world without restriction including any physics-driven tree. Sail your customizable boat on turquoise lagoons and dive around coral reefs and shipwrecks.
Just jamming by yourself or playing alongside NPCs, your fully playable ukulele will be a trusty companion throughout the game. Use it at key story moments during rhythm sections, or play unlockable melodies at any point in the open world to trigger special events such as attracting animals, triggering rainfall…
STORY & MUSIC
Take Tchia on a heartfelt adventure and meet a diverse cast of characters inspired by New Caledonian cultures. Fully animated cutscenes voiced in traditional language will punctuate your journey while an original orchestral score infused with local sounds creates a unique and immersive world.
CUSTOMIZATION & ITEMS
Stylize Tchia’s clothing and boat with hundreds of unlockable cosmetic items ranging from a traditional look to the most over the top options. You will also unlock useful and fun tools along the way such as a flashlight, slingshot, compass, camera…
The world of Tchia was inspired by New Caledonia, A tiny island in the Pacific Ocean, homeland of Awaceb’s co-founders. Inspiration was taken from the rich and varied local landscapes, cultures, music, languages, folklores and traditions and was used to create a fictional world and to tell a universal story that anyone can understand and enjoy. The characters are voiced by local talent in traditional languages, and subtitled in many languages including English, French, Russian, Chinese, German, and more.