Taking a tiny island to the world stage - Tchia celebrates with new gameplay footage
Set Sail on an Open-world Tropical Adventure Coming Early 2023
[London, 23 May, 2022] - Independent game studio, Awaceb (Fossil Echo), and Kepler Interactive, today shared a new gameplay mini-feature showcasing ocean exploration in the upcoming tropical adventure, Tchia, releasing in early 2023 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and EPIC Games Store.
The genuine love the Awaceb team have for New Caledonia, homeland of Awaceb’s co-founders, is overflowing in this gameplay snippet with its emphasis on cruising the glistening blue waters that surround the island, exploring the ocean depths and traversing the waterway of a beautiful archipelago . The art style, colour palettes and music come together to create something incredibly heartwarming and welcoming.
Away from the water, Tchia also draws inspiration from the flora and fauna of New Caledonia to create a charming open-world to explore - take control of almost any animal or object you can find, or jam on your fully playable Ukulele!
Tchia will be moving to an early 2023 release to give the development team more time to realise their creative vision. See HERE for a message from the Awaceb team.
Tchia will launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and EPIC Games Store. For more information please visit https://www.awaceb.com/tchia.
Awaceb is an independent video game development studio based in Bordeaux, France. Founded by Phil Crifo and Thierry Boura who both grew up in New Caledonia, Awaceb is made up of a group of creators with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. The team aims to produce high quality, engaging, visually stunning gaming experiences and the studio’s debut, Fossil Echo, reflected that commitment. Their sophomore title, Tchia, is positioned to multiply those efforts ten-fold and realise the dreams of this growing studio.
About Kepler Interactive
Kepler Interactive is a global game developer and publisher built on a unique co-ownership model. Led by the founders of Kowloon Nights – an award-winning fund that redefined videogame financing, deploying over $100M to support independent developers under fair and sustainable terms–– Kepler gives studios a stake in the business and a leadership role in strategic decision-making, whilst preserving their creative independence, enabling them to make fun and commercially successful games appealing to a wide audience. Kepler’s partner studios are found worldwide: A44 Games in New Zealand, Alpha Channel and Timberline in North America, Awaceb, Ebb Software and Sloclap in Europe, and Shapefarm in Asia. Kepler’s support and leadership team, headquartered in London, has vast gaming industry experience along with a proven track record of financing, marketing, and working with developers to bring great games to market at scale.