Fight those winter blues and dip your toes into the upcoming tropical adventure, Tchia. In the first of a development-focused mini-series, follow the game’s creators as they explore New Caledonia and uncover the real-world inspirations that helped shape the game’s vibrant world.
Founded by two childhood friends from New Caledonia, Awaceb is a small, 9-person Montreal-based studio creating a big adventure. Tchia takes inspiration from all aspects of New Caledonian culture, from folklore and traditions to landscapes filled with recreations of iconic landmarks, biomes and local fauna. Though set in a fantastical world, Tchia is a true love letter to the team’s hometown with a unique soundtrack and cast of characters brought to life by local talent.
What is Tchia?
Tchia is an open-world sandbox that invites players to jump into the adventure of a lifetime. Players can explore the ocean depths or become one with nature, with the game’s unique soul-jumping mechanic allowing them to take control of over 30 animals and hundreds of objects, turning the environment into the ultimate tool.
Not everything is calm and relaxing in Tchia. The island Tchia, the game’s heroine, calls home has been invaded by strange fabric creatures called the Maano, who, under the orders of the archipelago’s evil ruler, have abducted her father. Players will have to use everything at their disposal to take them out. In between the action, players can rest, take a break and jam with a fully playable ukulele.
Tchia is set to release in Spring 2023 for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.