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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Kepler Interactive
Developer: Awaceb
Release Date: March 21, 2023

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'Tchia' Reveals More Gameplay, Environments And Story Elements - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2022 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT

Tchia is a tropical open-world adventure where you climb, glide, swim, and sail your boat around a beautiful archipelago in this physics-driven sandbox game.

Use Tchia's special ability to take control of any animal or object you can find, and Jam on your fully playable Ukulele. 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.

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…

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.

In this new in-depth video showcasing all-new gameplay, environments and story elements, Awaceb Game Director Phil Crifo guides viewers through a typical day in Tchia.

Take an extended look at the game’s gorgeous New Caledonia-inspired setting and watch as Tchia traverses a variety of true to life landscapes with her unique soul-jumping abilities. Effortlessly venture from the world’s rocky mountains to sky-blue waters, and solve creative puzzles - whilst also playing a song or two on the ukulele on the way.  

Traveling across the landscape, Tchia can run, jump, or glide vast distances, as long as her stamina is up. But other methods of getting around are much faster, or at least, more unique. Tchia can climb to the top of a tree and catapult herself across the canopy, as well as climb almost any larger obstacle, whether rocks or mountains. But with an entire archipelago to explore, two legs just don’t cut it. Tchia’s soul-jumping ability allows her to quickly hop into the body of almost any animal or inanimate object you can find. Take to the seas and explore the ocean depths as a dolphin, or traverse distances by sky as a seagull. 

Not everything is calm and relaxing in Tchia though. The island Tchia 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, choosing between burning the cloth menaces with lanterns, or to stun them with Tchia’s trusty slingshot. Soul-jumping offers additional solutions, with Tchia being able to control a nearby lantern and fling it at an enemy. 

Also aiding Tchia on her journey is her trusty ukulele. While players can simply play a few chords on it whenever they want, the instrument itself is filled with magic, letting Tchia change the world around her. With a few simple strums, players can change the time of day, weather, or use powerful magic abilities.

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.

Tchia is coming to PS4, PS5 and PC (Steam/Epic Games Store) in Spring 2023.

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